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Updating Pepperflash After Fresh Installaion [SOLVED]
« on: April 28, 2016, 09:42:17 am »
Hello Peppermint!

Did a fresh install of Peppermint today, but I can't seem to get Pepperflash plugin to update.  I get this message instead:

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I know I can download Chrome but I'd prefer to use our open source Chromium browser on this computer if I can.  (Even my Opera browser begins as an open source installation through use of the terminal.)

Any suggestions would be appreciated.  I did go to the Debian link that was mentioned in the message above, but I learned nothing more there than I had learned here concerning Pepperflash.  ;)

Thank you,

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« Last Edit: April 28, 2016, 04:29:16 pm by perknh »
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Re: Updating Pepperflash After Fresh Installaion
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2016, 09:56:05 am »
Hi perknh

Try this link http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2322426&s=9ac6506213f87fbe5425bcfefd461bbc&p=13479267#post13479267

it appears you are not the only one with the same problem today
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Re: Updating Pepperflash After Fresh Installaion
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2016, 10:11:24 am »
Thanks for trying, zebedeeboss!  I ran the command, but still nothing.  I got this result:

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[T]here are a lot of people happily running Peppermint ICE which hasn't been receiving ANY updates for a while now .. and I personally would STILL consider that MUCH more secure than any version of Windows with up-to-date AV/Anti-malware ;)

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Re: Updating Pepperflash After Fresh Installaion
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2016, 10:18:22 am »
Hi perknh

We tried  :)  lets wait for the techie Guru's now, who will decipher the gobble-de-gook for us  :-\
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Re: Updating Pepperflash After Fresh Installaion
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2016, 10:20:58 am »
Did you try uninstalling and reinstalling Pepperflash to get the latest version?  Just a thought.

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Re: Updating Pepperflash After Fresh Installaion
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2016, 10:54:18 am »
I've tried now, scifidude79, but still no luck.  Thank you for the idea.  ;)
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Re: Updating Pepperflash After Fresh Installaion
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2016, 04:28:20 pm »
What's the output from:
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sudo apt-get install pepperflashplugin-nonfreeDoes it say "pepperflashplugin-nonfree is already the newest version" or does this installs it for you?

Greets!

You're absolutely right, GNULINUX!  I've got the latest version!  ;)

The command to get the status did not work for me either.  Thank you for this new command,  ;)

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[T]here are a lot of people happily running Peppermint ICE which hasn't been receiving ANY updates for a while now .. and I personally would STILL consider that MUCH more secure than any version of Windows with up-to-date AV/Anti-malware ;)

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Re: Updating Pepperflash After Fresh Installaion [SOLVED]
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2016, 05:30:25 pm »
Yeah, there's nothing we can do about this .. Google need to fix their package signing.

I can tell you how to MANUALLY rip out pepperflash from the latest Chrome and apply it to Chromium .. or you can

a) either switch to Chrome .. which you'll probably still have to manually install (for the same signing reason)

b) switch to Firefox

c) wait until Google fix their package signing

you can see a list of other broken packages (because the maintainers haven't got the right signatures) here:
https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/Apt/Sha1Removal
though I don't know how up-to-date that list is

Something tells me Google propbably won't fix their package signing until the next Chrome release.
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Re: Updating Pepperflash After Fresh Installaion [SOLVED]
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2016, 02:17:35 pm »
Yeah, there's nothing we can do about this .. Google need to fix their package signing.

I can tell you how to MANUALLY rip out pepperflash from the latest Chrome and apply it to Chromium .. or you can

a) either switch to Chrome .. which you'll probably still have to manually install (for the same signing reason)

b) switch to Firefox

c) wait until Google fix their package signing

...

Out of curiosity, does anyone know how Firefox deals with Flash?

Pepperflash plugin doesn't work with Firefox, and I've also read that Firefox wants nothing to do with Flash.  But Firefox would still have to deal with Flash in one way or another, I'd think.  :-\

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Re: Updating Pepperflash After Fresh Installaion [SOLVED]
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2016, 02:33:18 pm »
If I remember rightly there's a third-party version of the plug-in that gets Flash from chrome and puts it into Firefox. You don't have to install chrome.

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sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer
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Re: Updating Pepperflash After Fresh Installaion [SOLVED]
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2016, 02:51:57 pm »
If I remember rightly there's a third-party version of the plug-in that gets Flash from chrome and puts it into Firefox. You don't have to install chrome.

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sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer
if you want to try it.

Hello murraymint. 

This will be for a friend's 32- bit computer if he ever needs it.  I removed and purged Pepperflash from his computer today, since he can't run Chromium or Chrome on that old computer any longer.  Now, if he needs Flash, I'll know what to do.

Thank you,

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Re: Updating Pepperflash After Fresh Installaion [SOLVED]
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2016, 03:00:43 pm »
Hi perknh

Why can't he use Chromium? Have you thought about something lighter, Midori for instance?

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Re: Updating Pepperflash After Fresh Installaion [SOLVED]
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2016, 03:19:03 pm »
Hi perknh

Why can't he use Chromium? Have you thought about something lighter, Midori for instance?

I believe Google stopped supporting 32-bit Chrome and 32-bit Chromium 32-bit, although I can't remember why.  I replaced Peppermint's Chromium browser on his computer with Firefox.  He's got whatever Peppermint has to offer --including Peppermint's Games with Firefox.  Everything is functional.  I decided against enabling Canonical Partners and I didn't add Ubuntu-extras either.  There is no camera on this old computer, and this man never gets very fancy with his email either.  I'm debating whether or not to add Flash.  But, then I figure, if I did so it would be just one more thing we have to keep updating, and I'm trying to keep things as simple and secure for him as possible for him. 

I did install the Dalisha icon set, and I also added a few more wallpapers, just to spruce things up a bit! ;)

As for Midori...no, it hadn't even crossed my mind.
« Last Edit: April 29, 2016, 03:20:49 pm by perknh »
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Re: Updating Pepperflash After Fresh Installaion [SOLVED]
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2016, 03:43:49 pm »
It's not Google who support Chromium at all, it's open-source. I could be wrong but as far as I can see it still exists in 32-bit form. I thought you meant his PC couldn't handle it, in which case a lighter browser might be an idea.

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Re: Updating Pepperflash After Fresh Installaion [SOLVED]
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2016, 03:52:33 pm »
It's not Google who support Chromium at all, it's open-source. I could be wrong but as far as I can see it still exists in 32-bit form. I thought you meant his PC couldn't handle it, in which case a lighter browser might be an idea.

Thank you, murraymint.  Here's what was going on:  It was, again, a Pepperflash Plugin issue with which I was dealing.  That's what it was all about.  Sorry, for creating any confusion here concerning Google.  My mistake.

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[T]here are a lot of people happily running Peppermint ICE which hasn't been receiving ANY updates for a while now .. and I personally would STILL consider that MUCH more secure than any version of Windows with up-to-date AV/Anti-malware ;)

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