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Installing debug FlashPlayer for Firefox on Ubuntu 10.10

July 20th, 2011 No comments

This is more of an aide-mémoire for me than a public guide. If it is helpful for other people then I am happy to make it available. If anyone has any comments or suggestion please contact me.

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  • First install the ‘Adobe Flash Player plug-in’, through the ‘Software Centre’ (alternatively it can be done from the command line if you like)…
  • Download the Debug Flash Player:
$ cd ~/Downloads/
$ wget http://download.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/updaters/10/flashplayer_10_plugin_debug.tar.gz
  • Extract the files:
$ tar -xzvf flashplayer_10_plugin_debug.tar.gz
  • Copy ‘libflashplayer.so’ to the Flex SDK folder:
$ sudo mv libflashplayer.so /opt/flex/runtimes/libflashplayer.debug.so
  • Update alternatives reference:
$ sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so firefox-flashplugin /opt/flex/runtimes/libflashplayer.debug.so 60
  • (optional) Check alternatives reference:
$ update-alternatives --display firefox-flashplugin
firefox-flashplugin - auto mode
  link currently points to /opt/flex/runtimes/libflashplayer.debug.so
/opt/flex/runtimes/libflashplayer.debug.so - priority 60
/usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so - priority 50
Current 'best' version is '/opt/flex/runtimes/libflashplayer.debug.so'.
  • Restart Firefox and type ‘about:plugins’ into the address bar to check the plug-in is loaded.