Starting from Debian Stretch, the package pepperflashplugin-nonfree is missing. After manually installation, however, visiting chrome://version shows flash is disabled. How can I install flash plugin for Chromium on Debian Stretch?

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Debian multimedia archive has the flashplayer-chromium package, which contains the necessary files (notably libpepflashplayer.so). Just add

deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org stretch main non-free

to /etc/apt/sources.list, then

apt-get update
apt-get install deb-multimedia-keyring
apt-get install flashplayer-chromium

When adding deb-multimedia-keyring either accept the unverified package, or go to http://www.deb-multimedia.org/ for detailed instructions on adding the key manually.

Please note, that this archive contains updated versions of several multimedia related packages, so an apt-get upgrade will upgrade some of the standard stretch packages.

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    If I am correct this is NOT the official Debian repository and this kind of solution should be discouraged. Just want to point this out to the potential readers.
    – 71GA
    Nov 29, 2017 at 7:31

Please remove comment every line in the sources.list file, but:

deb http://http.debian.net/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free

Then, run aptitude update && aptitude search flashplugin-nonfree.

It should find the following packages:


In the worst case scenario, you can download the package from the above link and install it through a dpkg -i .


It is in testing (buster).

If you don't mind mixing packages. I put buster in sources.list.d, and in preferences.list.d at a low priority.

When I did update and upgrade, it installed pepperflashplugin-nonfree automatically.

I no longer get flash upgrade popup in my browser.

  • You are not providing a solution to the question
    – yass
    Jun 24, 2017 at 15:46

The proper way as 23 october 2018 :

Go to https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ and copy paste the flash version, ex

Download the plugin by example in ~/.mozilla/plugins/libpepflashplayer.so

Create a new wrapper script to run chromium, by example ~/bin/chromium :


export CHROMIUM_FLAGS="--ppapi-flash-path=~/.mozilla/plugins/libpepflashplayer.so --ppapi-flash-version=" # <= check mathing fetched version
exec /usr/bin/chromium "$@"


chmod +x ~/bin/chromium

Add ~/bin in you PATH variable in ~/.bashrc to run it without having to put full PATH. If you use a launcher with altF2, search how to edit PATH for your desktop manager.

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