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Adobe Flash update time – december

A quick notice about the latest Flash updates released by Adobe today:

I updated my chromium-pepperflash-plugin package for Slackware 14.1 and -current. I’ll start working on an updated Chromium package for Slackware as soon as the new sources come online. You can read more on Google’s Chrome blog. The new version of the PepperFlash plugin (binaries extracted from the Google Chrome 39.0.2171.95 RPMs) is 16.0.0.235.

An update for the “legacy” Flash player plugin for Linux, aka the NPAPI plugin for Mozilla-compatible browsers is available as well. The updated flashplayer-plugin package bears the version 11.2.202.425.

For my pipelight package, you can easily update the Windows plugins it installed for you earlier (including the Windows Flash player if you use that) by running (as root) the script:

# pipelight-plugin --update

A new package is not required therefore.

Adobe’s monthly security bulletin has all the information about this Flash update.

Eric

Comments

Comment from Mike Langdon (mlangdn)
Posted: December 10, 2014 at 04:28

Thanks Eric! Happy Holidays!

Comment from Ricardo J. Barberis
Posted: December 10, 2014 at 14:01

Thanks Eric, updating right now.

Cheers!

Comment from alienbob
Posted: December 10, 2014 at 22:17

Chromium packages to follow tomorrow. They take a while to compile.

Comment from fabio
Posted: December 11, 2014 at 08:35

Thanks Eric!

Comment from Derek Noonburg
Posted: December 15, 2014 at 01:12

I have flashplayer-plugin-11.2.202.425-i386-1alien installed on my Slackware 14.1 box, and firefox is showing it as .424, marked as insecure.

I uninstalled and reinstalled, but that didn’t help.

It’s certainly possible that I did something wrong 🙂 but I was wondering if anyone else had seen this behavior.

Thanks for all your work on the slackware packages!

Comment from alienbob
Posted: December 15, 2014 at 10:10

Hi Derek

Did you restart your browser after (uninstalling/)re-installing the flash package?
Is there some older version of “libflashplayer.so” still present on your computer? My package installs to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins but you may have installed another version in ~/.mozilla/plugins/

Comment from Derek Noonburg
Posted: December 15, 2014 at 20:02

This is looking really weird. I have two other Slackware machines, and they both show the updated Flash plugin correctly in Firefox.

On the “bad” system, I restarted Firefox a couple times, and then upgraded to the latest version — no change.

about:plugins says the path is /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so

I’ve verified that /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so is identical on the good and bad machines.

There’s nothing in ~/.mozilla/plugins/

Comment from Derek Noonburg
Posted: December 15, 2014 at 22:49

Just in case anyone else runs into this…

The solution turned out to be to quit Firefox, remove ~/.mozilla/firefox/[profile]/pluginreg.dat, and then restart Firefox.

I have no idea what went wrong, or why it only happened on one of my computers.

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