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Package request: browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash

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Package request: browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash

#1 Post by zorzi » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:11 am

Hello,

Since Firefox ESR 60 release, browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash does not work anymore.

I'd like to give browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash 0.3.9-1 (from Buster/SId) a try.

Can this package be easily built ?

Thanks.
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Re: Package request: browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash

#2 Post by asqwerth » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:52 am

I thought this was no longer supported and that MX was using official Adobe flash.
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Re: Package request: browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash

#3 Post by Richard » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:37 am

That is correct.
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Re: Package request: browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash

#4 Post by zorzi » Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:00 pm

My main goal was just testing.
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Re: Package request: browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash

#5 Post by kmathern » Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:02 pm

The adobe-flashplugin package in the MX repos installs both the NPAPI style flash plugin (libflashplayer.so) and the pepperflash plugin (libpepflashplayer.so).

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$ dpkg -S *flashplayer.so
adobe-flashplugin: /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/libpepflashplayer.so
adobe-flashplugin: /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/libflashplayer.so
But I think the symlinks are all setup to have Firefox and other browsers use the libflashplayer.so plugin, they probably need to be changed manually to get Firefox to use the pepperflash plugin. (I wonder if a script/tool could be created and added to the adobe-flashplugin package to make it easy to switch between the two plugins?)

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Re: Package request: browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash

#6 Post by Stevo » Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:28 pm

It was a wrapper that allowed Firefox to use the PPAPI Flash plugin at a time when it was being updated and the NPAPI plugin that it could natively use was not being maintained--stuck at 11.2 while Pepperflash was at version 25, for example.

Now that both Flash varieties are being updated in sync, there's really no need for it. The Stretch version is called browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash, but since the new version in Buster supports the new Firefox and takes a few minutes to build, I'll backport it. I'll remove the outdated part of the description while I'm at it, too.

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Re: Package request: browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash

#7 Post by Richard » Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:56 pm

Thanks for the clarification.
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Re: Package request: browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash

#8 Post by zorzi » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:39 pm

Thanks Stevo.
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Re: Package request: browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash

#9 Post by zorzi » Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:09 pm

Hello,

Me again. It seems the backported package can't be installed. I get some missing dependencies error messages.

Maybe I should forget about it.

Thanks for trying, Stevo.
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Re: Package request: browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash

#10 Post by Stevo » Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:55 pm

What is this "backported package" you installed? Backporting doesn't mean to try and install the Buster and Sid versions--it means to rebuild the package from the source code on your platform so it becomes compatible with your libraries.

I haven't linked to the backported version I did yet...I'm finishing flatpak-1.0.4 first.

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