[Mageia-dev] Providing 32-bit flash-player-plugin in x86_64 nonfree?

Ahmad Samir ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 5 02:24:51 CEST 2011

On 5 June 2011 02:23, Ahmad Samir <ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5 June 2011 01:31, Anssi Hannula <anssi.hannula at iki.fi> wrote:
>> Hi!
>> Currently our flash-player-plugin pkg is only built on 32-bit, as the
>> 64-bit adobe build is still horribly out of date.
>> However, this is problematic for 64-bit users, as installing the 32-bit
>> flash-player-plugin is cumbersome as nonfree32 media is not added on
>> 64-bit (and adding it would not be very nice, as the media list is
>> already way too cluttered).
>> One option would be to build a x86_64 package that actually contains the
>> 32-bit flash player (and note that in description), with a dependency on
>> nspluginwrapper. When a proper 64-bit build is released by adobe, it
>> would be replaced with the 64-bit player.
> A suggests on nspluginwrapper I think; (actually I've never seen
> nspluginwrapper work... might be my box/setup though).
> Usually I install the 32bit flash plugin and either use a 32bit
> browser or 64bit konqueror (which uses the KDE4 wrapper) to watch
> flash content.
>> Do you think this should be done, or would it add too much confusion?

Sorry, hit Send too fast.

Not confusion, but it's a bit hackish, a x86_64 skeleton package that
will download a 32bit rpm, and install a 32bit closed-source binary

>> --
>> Anssi Hannula
> --
> Ahmad Samir

Ahmad Samir

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