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Title: updating pepperflash in chromium
Post by: darknet on October 26, 2015, 03:42:28 am
when you decide to install pepperflash in chromium
sudo apt-get install pepperflashplugin-nonfree
you can control the status of the pepperflash plugin with
sudo update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree --status
when there is a newer version you can install it with
sudo update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree --install
Please note that the update server for Pepper Flash can lag behind (unfortunately it's happened before!). So to be absolutely sure that you have the latest version of Flash Player, you can  uninstall pepper flash-nonfree and then reinstall. Then you definitely have the newest Flash Player in Chromium.
Title: Re: updating pepperflash in chromium
Post by: PCNetSpec on October 26, 2015, 06:25:51 am
Cheers drum .. theoretically when they release a new version of pepperflashplugin-nonfree it should come through as an update and trigger a download of the latest version of pepperflash .. but I totally agree with you, sometimes either this doesn't happen or they massively lag with updating the package, so it's a good idea to run a
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sudo update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree --install
every couple of months (or every time there's a new release of google-chrome), just to be sure.

Or just switch to Chrome instead .. that comes with the latest version of pepperflash built in .. so when receiving google-chrome updates you always have the latest version of pepperflash.
Title: Re: updating pepperflash in chromium
Post by: darknet on October 26, 2015, 07:24:28 am
Only Chrome has standard Adobe Flash Player aboard. You will automatically receive updates for it through the regular updates to Chrome. But with Chromium unfortunately you can not get automatic security updates, when installing Flash Player (Pepper Flash) in Chromium. Therefore I recommend not to install Flash Player in Chromium.
Anyway i am a firefox user. ;D
Title: Re: updating pepperflash in chromium
Post by: PCNetSpec on October 26, 2015, 07:37:17 am
Nope .. neither Chrome or Chromium work with the standard Adobe flashplayer any longer .. they BOTH require sandboxed PPAPI plugins so they both require pepperflash.

Chrome comes WITH pepperflash included, (which is basically Adobe flashplayer but PPAPI(ized) by Google .. they still have to license it from Adobe and get you to agree to an EULA, and that's why they can't distribute it with the open sourced Chromium).

In fact Google don't distribute Pepperflash in any other way than with Chrome .. the pepperflashplugin-nonfree package actually downloads the latest version of Chrome to a temp directory, rips out the pepperflash plugin, applies it to Chromium, then deletes the rest of Chrome from the temporary directory.



Only Firefox (out of the 3 main browsers) still uses the Adobe (NPAPI) flashplayer ;)
Title: Re: updating pepperflash in chromium
Post by: darknet on October 26, 2015, 07:41:42 am
tnx for clearing that up PCNetSpec ;)
Title: Re: updating pepperflash in chromium
Post by: PCNetSpec on October 26, 2015, 07:57:56 am
No problem :) .. if you install the Adobe flashplayer, both Chromium and Chrome will now completely ignore it, recent versions only work with PPAPI plugins which also means no oracle java
https://java.com/en/download/faq/chrome.xml
from a security standpoint, no big loss there either ;)