Saturday, January 16, 2010

Installing flash on Slackware64-13.0

Flashplugin is available in extra directory, but it needs nspluginwrapper installed to work. The following steps will install to /usr/lib, so make sure you have write permissions for that directory.
1) Install nspluginwrapper
a. Make sure the target file listed below has executable permissions, and then issue the following command.
<slackware64 Dump>/extra/source/nspluginwrapper/nspluginwrapper.SlackBuild
At the end of this command, something like the following will appear. It is the name and path of the file that is ready to be installed.
Slackware package /tmp/nspluginwrapper-1.0.0-x86_64-1.txz created.
b. Now use installpkg to install the file just created. For the file mentioned above, I used the following command:
installpkg /tmp/nspluginwrapper-1.0.0-x86_64-1.txz
2) Time to install flash using same procedure as above.
a. Download and compile the package for your system. The slackbuild script will additionally handle download for you and will give you the installable package as it does normally. Reiterating, check if the slackbuild script has executable permissions.
<slackware64 Dump>/extra/source/flashplayer-plugin/flashplayer-plugin.SlackBuild
b. Use installpkg with .txz file generated on executing the above script to install the file.
installpkg /path/to/flashplayer-plugin-

This installs flash system-wide. Seamonkey also worked.

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