[Slackbuilds-users] Flash: Broken link

Erik Hanson erik at slackbuilds.org
Wed Sep 21 07:12:29 UTC 2011

On 09/20/2011 06:15 PM, Ottavio wrote:
> On 20 September 2011 23:21, Morten Juhl-Johansen Zölde-Fejer
> <mjjzf at syntaktisk.dk>  wrote:
>> Seems the Flash download link is broken on
>> http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13.37/multimedia/flash-player-plugin/
> WARNING: first post from a complete sb n00b, be patient:
> is there really a need for a slackbuild to install the flash plugin?
> All one has to do is to unpack the file and copy the libflashplayer.so
> to /usr/lib[64]/firefox-[version]/plugins/ (I think)?

There isn't any need to, however that logic can be extended to all 
SlackBuilds/packages. Any way, the package will also contain something 
called "kcm_adobe_flash_player.so" which I gather is for KDE4, and the 
flash-player-properties binary along with several other minor files. The 
package makes it easy to install/remove all of this. However if you're 
more comfortable doing it by hand then you may as well just drop the .so 
in ~/.mozilla/plugins with each new version.

Erik Hanson

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