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Old 10-05-2011, 02:19 PM
Andre Robatino
 
Default heads up: Adobe now has full 64-bit Flash support

Adobe now has full 64-bit Flash support, including a 64-bit repo. Just go to
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ , select "YUM for Linux (YUM)", download and
install adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm, and install flash-plugin from the
repo. Someone needs to edit https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Flash (meaning taking
an axe to it). In particular, I don't know if there's any reason for anyone to
use the 32-bit wrapped plugin anymore.

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Old 10-05-2011, 02:52 PM
Tom Horsley
 
Default heads up: Adobe now has full 64-bit Flash support

On Wed, 5 Oct 2011 14:19:05 +0000 (UTC)
Andre Robatino wrote:

> Adobe now has full 64-bit Flash support, including a 64-bit repo. Just go to
> http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ , select "YUM for Linux (YUM)", download and
> install adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm, and install flash-plugin from the
> repo. Someone needs to edit https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Flash (meaning taking
> an axe to it). In particular, I don't know if there's any reason for anyone to
> use the 32-bit wrapped plugin anymore.
>

But I wonder: Do you still need to fix the calls to memcpy to call memmove instead?

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=638477

(Hopefully it is fixed in the one in the new repo).
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:58 PM
Andre Robatino
 
Default heads up: Adobe now has full 64-bit Flash support

Tom Horsley <horsley1953 <at> gmail.com> writes:

> But I wonder: Do you still need to fix the calls to memcpy to call memmove
instead?
>
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=638477
>
> (Hopefully it is fixed in the one in the new repo).

I'm pretty sure they fixed that already in an earlier version, but someone
should test the new version to make sure it didn't come back.




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Old 10-05-2011, 02:59 PM
Tom Horsley
 
Default heads up: Adobe now has full 64-bit Flash support

On Wed, 5 Oct 2011 10:52:03 -0400
Tom Horsley wrote:

> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=638477
>
> (Hopefully it is fixed in the one in the new repo).

Hey! It seems to be working. I just installed from the repo
and tried the link in that bug, and the sound no longer has
the horrible glitches it used to have.
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:08 PM
Andre Robatino
 
Default heads up: Adobe now has full 64-bit Flash support

Andre Robatino <robatino <at> fedoraproject.org> writes:

> In particular, I don't know if there's any reason for anyone to
> use the 32-bit wrapped plugin anymore.

I suppose it should be kept there as a backup, so people can switch to it in
case a bug appears that only affects the 64-bit plugin.

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Old 10-05-2011, 10:25 PM
"Wolfgang S. Rupprecht"
 
Default heads up: Adobe now has full 64-bit Flash support

Andre Robatino <robatino@fedoraproject.org> writes:
> Adobe now has full 64-bit Flash support, including a 64-bit repo. Just go to
> http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ , select "YUM for Linux (YUM)", download and
> install adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm, and install flash-plugin from the
> repo. Someone needs to edit https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Flash (meaning taking
> an axe to it). In particular, I don't know if there's any reason for anyone to
> use the 32-bit wrapped plugin anymore.

Too bad they botched the yum repo file and wired it for 64-bit only.
Folks with a mixture of 32-bit and 64-bit systems now have to be careful
to not rsync that file across all their machines. Much better would be
to use "$basearch" instead of the "x86_64" or "i386". Folks might want
to use this as their adobe flash repo file:

/etc/yum.repos.d/adobe-linux.repo:
[adobe-linux]
name=Adobe Systems Incorporated
baseurl=http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/linux/$basearch/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux

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Old 10-05-2011, 11:45 PM
Chris Adams
 
Default heads up: Adobe now has full 64-bit Flash support

Once upon a time, Wolfgang S. Rupprecht <wolfgang.rupprecht@gmail.com> said:
> Too bad they botched the yum repo file and wired it for 64-bit only.
> Folks with a mixture of 32-bit and 64-bit systems now have to be careful
> to not rsync that file across all their machines. Much better would be
> to use "$basearch" instead of the "x86_64" or "i386". Folks might want
> to use this as their adobe flash repo file:

You might want both 32 and 64 bit repos right now; if you need Acrobat
Reader, that's still 32 bit only (and not in their 64 bit repo).

And yes, before somebody says "use <foo> instead", there are still
things that acroread does (that are required) that AFAIK the Open Source
PDF readers don't do (such as fill out tax forms with scripted
calculations).
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