Installing Flash plugin on Debian Jessie

Flash plugin can be installed as a Debian package. make sure to have the contrib section enabled in your sources.list file.

To install it :

[root@localhost:~] # apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

The deb package comes with an utility named /usr/sbin/update-flashplugin-nonfree
The available options are : –status, –install or –uninstall

[root@localhost:~] # /usr/sbin/update-flashplugin-nonfree --install

[root@localhost:~] # /usr/sbin/update-flashplugin-nonfree --status
Flash Player version installed on this system : 11.2.202.635
Flash Player version available on upstream site: 11.2.202.635
flash-mozilla.so - auto mode
link currently points to /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so
/usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so - priority 50
Current 'best' version is '/usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so'.

If troubleshooting is needed to make your Flash plugin work fine in your browser, the Debian wiki has some more details : https://wiki.debian.org/FlashPlayer

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