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I've got a libflashplayer.so that I've downloaded beforehand, but I have no idea what to do with it.

How do I install the Flash plug-in for Firefox on Ubuntu offline?

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which "deb" did you download? specific filename please. –  quack quixote Feb 25 '10 at 20:34
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I downloaded and installed install_flash_player_10_linux.deb (from fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/…). –  Emenims Feb 25 '10 at 20:46
    
this ubuntu is such a piece of junk... –  Emenims Feb 25 '10 at 20:55
    
its not junk. The setup through libflashplayer.so is the easiest. Follow what i told in answer. –  shadyabhi Feb 25 '10 at 23:51
    
If you think Ubuntu is junk then why are you using it? –  Sasha Chedygov Feb 26 '10 at 0:17

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I've been working on this for hours and finally got it to work...

Beg borrow or steal your way to the legendary libflashplayer.so (note that this is NOT the flash installer; check out your error messages to see what it is trying to download and go get it manually)

Sudo copy the file to /usr/share/mozilla/extensions/{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}/ubufox@ubuntu.com/plugins (or similar)

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The simplest way is downloading the libflashplayer.so file from official site.

Extract the install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz file.

Make a new directory named plugins in /home/username/.mozilla directory.

Copy the libflashplayer.so file to the "plugins" directory.

Restart the browser.

There you go. You now have flash installed without any using any package manager or any compilation.

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+1: That's how I did it after trying to install it through the package manager (I had random problems with that) and it worked like a charm. –  Sasha Chedygov Feb 26 '10 at 0:16
    
That fraking so is there (and everywhere) but flash doesn't work!!! –  Emenims Feb 26 '10 at 5:55
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as per community standards, you should accept the answer if it worked.. Thats how the superuser works.. :) –  shadyabhi Feb 28 '10 at 6:01

sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin

Edit: You need to enable the partner repository for this package (archive.canonical.com)

Edit 2: Oh, 8.04...well, there is a package avalaible in the multiverse repository which will install the flash plugin. For how to enable multiverse, please read this tutorial.

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a) he's updated to ask for an offline install, b) that package name doesn't exist in ubuntu 9.10. (is it a 9.04 or earlier package? a nonstandard repository?) –  quack quixote Feb 25 '10 at 20:23
    
ubuntu 8.04. I got deb and installed it but nothing... –  Emenims Feb 25 '10 at 20:31
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@~quack: What? Ohhhh...this is coming from the partner repository...sorry, didn't check that back, edited my answer. –  Bobby Feb 25 '10 at 20:37
    
@Bobby ahh, that makes sense. haven't enabled that on my ubuntu system. thanks for the additional detail. –  quack quixote Feb 25 '10 at 20:42
    
I need to enable the partner repository? How to do that? –  Emenims Feb 25 '10 at 20:49

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