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Manually Updating Flash Player for Firefox
« on: August 20, 2017, 10:48:38 AM »
AVLinux comes with the package flashplugin-nonfree pre-installed. When this package is updated to a newer version (or when update-flashplugin-nonfree --install is run in a terminal) the latest version of the flash plugin is downloaded and installed. Unfortunately the package appears to be no longer maintained, giving the following error message when run: "ERROR: wget failed to download"

To update Flash Player for Firefox manually:
  • get the latest version in .tar.gz format from
  • unzip and extract the contents: tar -zxf flash_player*.tar.gz
  • as root, copy the library to the appropriate directory: cp /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/
  • as root, give the file the correct permissions: chmod 644 /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/
  • as root, set the file's owner to root: chown root:root /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/