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Re: Should I switch to 32 bit FlashPlayer?



On Thu, 2009-12-10 at 23:51 -0500, Marcel Rieux wrote:
> When I installed my 64 bit version of fedora, I thought I'd go 64 bit
> all the way, even with FlashPlayer. The problem is there is no yum
> package available and you have to check when a new version is
> available which, of course, you don't do too often.

There is a yum repo, just not part of the official Fedora distro. The
Adobe site tells you how to set it up.

> Today I ran into this article:
>
> http://www.itworld.com/security/88683/linux-windows-or-mac-you-need-patch-adobe-flash
>
> and it seems a new security patched version is available in 32 bit:
>
> http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
>
> I suppose if I had the 32 bit version installed, yum would have
> installed it automatically.
>
> So, I went here:
>
> http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html
>
> and saw, from the date on the downloaded files, that there was an
> update for my 64 bit version released... on the 13th of November. Is
> it as updated security-wise as the 32 bit version?
>
> I'm considering moving to the 32 bit version. Does it seem like a good
> idea to you?

Pointless IMHO. Configure the yum repo and forget it.

poc

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