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Update Flash to version 11.2.202.262 very important but how?
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PostPosted: Fri 08 Feb 2013, 14:09    Post subject:  Update Flash to version 11.2.202.262 very important but how?  

idg.se says that Adobe urge us to update to that version.
Linux updated to version 11.2.202.262 today urgent.

So how am I do do it in Lupu? should I first delete the old
how do it know which version that I have?

And then click on the flash install in Menu?

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PostPosted: Fri 08 Feb 2013, 14:31    Post subject:  

Not the official way but a quick hack (assuming Flash already installed) is just extracting libflashplayer.so from "http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/completion/?installer=Flash_Player_11.2_for_other_Linux_(.tar.gz)_32-bit" -- Yes that's a real URL inside the quotes (so strip them off) but I cannot make it clickable due to what looks like a forum software bug). As of writing that link currently points to https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/11.2.202.262/install_flash_player_11_linux.i386.tar.gz

and placing it in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ (replacing the original). This will update the plugin binary. A version check at http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ will confirm the new version being used.

You can update the other files as well but that's the critical one. Make sure you shutdown browser/flash then replace file and restart browser. Then do adobe version check at link above. Hopefully about:addons should confirm as well.

This should do until someone makes a real pet. See the readme file in adobe download for more details. You could try the automated rpm install but I didn't. Other linux packaging (including rpm) should be offered at https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

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PostPosted: Fri 08 Feb 2013, 14:55    Post subject:  

Hog weed that was a correct and fast way to do it.
Much appreciated going to that like it says

You have version 11,2,202,262 installed
now I only need to check it works on our local TV news Smile

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PostPosted: Fri 08 Feb 2013, 15:06    Post subject:  

That should be it until Adobe release a new critical patch tomorrow or so Smile
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PostPosted: Fri 08 Feb 2013, 15:16    Post subject:  

hehe they love to tell us they care.
Much appreciated your taught me this trick
I know I've done it before but never know
how to keep that knowledge in my mind.

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PostPosted: Fri 08 Feb 2013, 19:29    Post subject:  

Why not just use GetFlash? (Some versions of Puppy even have it pre-installed - but in that case, you might need to update it.)

As long as Adobe doesn't do something like change the download URLs (again), GetFlash should have no problem finding and offering you the latest version. (In fact, I just tested it, and it found 11.2.202.262.)

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PostPosted: Fri 08 Feb 2013, 21:09    Post subject:  

GetFlash wasn't in my old Lupu I've been using previously. I had noticed it in the new Precise Puppy 5.4.3 I recently installed but wasn't sure if it picked up new releases automatically but now that I know it does I'll try it next time. Thanks..
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