To surf the world wide web you need for a lot of websites flash installed. And unlike the Iphone, which I nevertheless love a lot, with Debian it's possible to install flash!
The automatic procedure included in browsers does not work for a Debian 'Etch' based system. But it's very easy to install:
Because we need the backports repository, we first install the debian-backports-keyring package in order to verify the downloaded files:
apt-get install debian-backports-keyring
Then, one has to add the following line to the '/etc/apt/sources.list':
deb http://www.backports.org/debian etch-backports main contrib non-free
In order to have the packages automatically upgraded from the backports repository, you modify or create 'etc/apt/preferences' in the following way:
Pin: release a=etch-backports
Update afterwards the repositories list with:
And then you simply type:
apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
For more information on backports see The Debian Wiki or backports.org.
For more information on Flash and Debian see The Debian Wiki.
For more information on installing Flash in a Debian based System see debianadmin.com.