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Re: should f11 x86_64 mislead the user into thinking flash player is installed?



On Thu, Apr 02, 2009 at 05:44:40AM -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> 
>   it's possible i'm misunderstanding this, but after a fresh install
> of f11b x86_64, the first time i try to view a web page with an
> embedded flash video, i get the standard "you need a plug-in, would
> you like to get it?", followed by downloading and installing the adobe
> flash plugin.
> 
>   however, it has no effect since (i'm guessing) this is an x86_64
> install, not i386.  and i'm aware of the extra work one has to go thru
> for 64-bit flash support:
> 
> http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f10.html#flash
> 
> does that first attempt at installing a flash player take into account
> whether it's an i386 or x86_64 install?  it doesn't seem to, which is
> going to leave 64-bit users more than a little confused if they don't
> appreciate the difference and they end up with what is allegedly a
> successful plugin install that still doesn't work.
> 
>   or have i misread something?

Well, a 64-bit proprietary flash plugin IS available, although it's only
an alpha version. You can follow mjw's directions and install a 32bit
version, but you can go to
http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html
and try the 64-bit version.

You can also use this specfile to build a nice rpm package for yourself:
http://rpm.greysector.net/specs/flash-plugin.spec

Regards,
R.

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