Benjamin A. Okopnik
ben at linuxgazette.net
Sat Feb 11 20:13:16 MSK 2006
On Sat, Feb 11, 2006 at 09:27:08AM -0700, Jason Creighton wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 09, 2006 at 10:23:19PM -0700, Benjamin A. Okopnik wrote:
> > Hi, Alexander -
> > On Wed, Feb 08, 2006 at 10:23:02AM +0200, Alexander Shopov wrote:
> > > Was flash really necessary?
> > Since that's the format in which the author sent it to us, then I guess
> > the answer is 'yes'. :)
> > > Comeon guuys - no such thing around here ;-)
> > "Around here" is a rather hard-to-define term when you're talking about
> > the Internet. Now, around _here,_ there definitely _is_ such a thing:
> > ``
> > apt-get install libflash-swfplayer
> > ''
> > is all it takes.
> I'm running debian sarge, and I found no such beast. However, after
> poking around a bit in aptitude, I did find "swf-player" which I assume
> is what you're talking about. Maybe the name is different in testing or
ben at Fenrir:~$ cat /etc/apt/apt.conf
ben at Fenrir:~$ apt-cache search swfplayer
libflash-swfplayer - GPL Flash (SWF) Library - stand-alone player
ben at Fenrir:~$
That's me - unstable as usual. :) However:
ben at Fenrir:~$ apt-cache search swf-player
swf-player - Mozilla plugin for SWF files (Macromedia Flash)
Weird. I downloaded the stand-alone player, and it worked OK; I'm going
to try the plugin and see how it does.
> But anyway, for sarge, the package is "swf-player", and it works like a
> charm. (Slowly, but it works. So I guess it works like a slow charm.)
Sort of like a slow poison in reverse, I suppose...
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