nspluginwrapper vs. flash-plugin and AdobeReader_enu

Kevin J. Cummings cummings at kjchome.homeip.net
Sat Jul 19 21:17:53 UTC 2008

Jonathan Ryshpan wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-07-17 at 15:45 -0400, Kevin J. Cummings wrote:
>> Jonathan Ryshpan wrote:
>>> Both
>>>         AdobeReader_enu-8.1.2-1.i486 
>>> and 
>>>         Adobe's flash-plugin-
>>> are installed on my system, which runs firefox-3.0-1.fc9.x86_64.  I
>> am
>>> attempting to get nspluginwrapper-1.1.0-2.fc9.x86_64 to allow
>> firefox to
>>> access these plugins, configuring them as follows:
>>> # mozilla-plugin-config -r
>>> # mozilla-plugin-config -6 -i
>>> This doesn't work.  Neither of them shows up when "about:plugins" is
>>> entered into firefox's URL box; and a test doesn't show them
>> working.
>>> What's wrong with the configuration?
>> What versions of nspluginwrapper are installed?  On my (working)
>> system, 
>> I have 2:
>>> nspluginwrapper-
>>> nspluginwrapper-
>> I believe that the FAQ states you must have both installed in order
>> for it to work correctly.
> You are correct.  nspluginwrapper for both i386 and x86_64 architectures
> have to be installes for things to work properly.  And they both have to
> be the same version: I had 
>         nspluginwrapper-1.1.0-3.fc9.x86_64
>         nspluginwrapper-
> installed.  

Which probably happened during the last update with the bad
dependencies.  If the correct version of the .i386 package had already
been installed, it wouldn't have been a problem.  (It wasn't for me).
This last update brought in .i386 versions of sqlite, libidn, libcurl,
and nss for me which weren't there before.

> Also to get sound libflashpluginsupport has to be installed.  Probably
> this should be a dependency for Adobe's flash-plugin.*.rpm, which it
> isn't.

Fedora doesn't build Adobe's RPM, and its not clear if the same RPM from
Adobe is intended for multiple RPM based distributions or not, or if the
other distrubutions even *have* a libflashpluginsupport RPM.

> BTW: Where is the FAQ you're writing about?  I couldn't find it.

Fedora Release Notes.  For F8, its section 10.3.1 and contains the line:

> Users of Fedora x86_64 must install the nspluginwrapper.i386 package to enable the 32-bit Adobe Flash plugin in x86_64 Firefox and the pulseaudio-libs.i386 package to enable sound from the plugin..

I find that the Adobe Flash Plug-in works better for me than the
different open source alternatives.

> Thanks - jon

Kevin J. Cummings
kjchome at rcn.com
cummings at kjchome.homeip.net
cummings at kjc386.framingham.ma.us
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