Lets install Shockwave Flash plugin from Macromedia Adobe on Debian. We will be using the flashplugin-nonfree package from Debian Non-free. This package will install plugin for any Netscape or Mozilla based browsers like Mozilla, Mozilla-Firefox, Firefox, Iceweasel, and Iceape, along with few others like Galeon and Epiphany. Before we begin make sure you have non-free repository added in your apt-get sources.list file. Here is example from my sources.list file.
deb http://ftp.iitm.ac.in/debian sid main non-free contribAlright update the apt list and install flashplugin-nonfree package.
$ apt-get update ... $ apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Suggested packages: konqueror-nsplugins x-ttcidfont-conf msttcorefonts ttf-xfree86-nonfree xfs The following NEW packages will be installed: flashplugin-nonfree 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 15.5kB of archives. After unpacking 143kB of additional disk space will be used. Get:1 http://ftp.iitm.ac.in sid/contrib flashplugin-nonfree 188.8.131.52.2 [15.5kB] Fetched 15.5kB in 8s (1906B/s)At this moment the install asks you if you have downloaded the latest flashplayer tar.gz file and prompts your for the path. Lets downloaded the latest flashplayer9 update from another console.
$ cd /tmp $ wget http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashplayer9_update/flashplayer9_install_linux_082207.tar.gzOnce the file is downloaded, give the path as /tmp/ in the text box prompt of the installer. And the install continues....
Preconfiguring packages ... Selecting previously deselected package flashplugin-nonfree. (Reading database ... 72707 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking flashplugin-nonfree (from .../flashplugin-nonfree_184.108.40.206.2_i386.deb) ... Setting up flashplugin-nonfree (220.127.116.11.2) ... Installing from local file /tmp//install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz Flash Plugin installed.Cool,Lets check if the plugin installed. You need restart your browser if you it is already running and point your browser to about:plugins If you see something like this then the plugins is install and working.
Shockwave Flash File name: libflashplayer.so Shockwave Flash 9.0 r48 MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash swf Yes application/futuresplash FutureSplash Player spl Yes