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Offline Foxpup

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Flash Player killed itself
« on: January 24, 2011, 03:09:48 am »
Or more specifically, flashplugin-nonfree/1:2.8 thought that a good way to handle updates was to delete the old version before verifying the new version. Which means that if verification fails for any reason (like Debian bug #592598), Firefox will be left without a working Flash plugin (which is bug #592606).  I'm currently reinstalling the whole thing from scratch with no guarantee it will work. I am Not Terribly Impressed with Adobe right now. </rant>

EDIT: And it still doesn't work. Now what?
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Re: Flash Player killed itself
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2011, 03:45:59 am »
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Recently there was a version of flash that would crash the moment I clicked on it, at least with windows, so... I know what you mean.

And their updaters are awful, period (failure rates as bad as about anything from MS that needs to find some .msi file and gives that horrid popup that never goes away, even when you do specify the correct path and delete the broken registry keys.)
Adobe air flat out refuses to update because it encounter permission errors, and I think adobe acrobat has this issue as well, but its not 100% of the time.

And... I'm surprised that flash has not given me more updating trouble than the rest of their stuff has.
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Re: Flash Player killed itself
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2011, 04:02:30 am »
I'm currently downloading Gnash which, if it works, will allow me to officially hate Adobe (instead of merely disliking them).

EDIT: I now officially hate Adobe (Gnash installed and working).
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Re: Flash Player killed itself
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2011, 11:12:00 am »
I'm currently downloading Gnash which, if it works, will allow me to officially hate Adobe (instead of merely disliking them).

That one comment of yours literally made me LOL!  Unfortunately, I can relate to your frustrations, Foxpup!  Only in my case the company that is that focal point of most of my righteous anger is Oracle for wrecking much of my Sun Microsystems workstation-collecting hobby by making hardware driver updates, firmware updates, and the Solaris operating system go from being completely free to requiring multi-thousand dollar support contracts after I had already accumulated over 30 of their machines.  That sudden move on their part instantly made some of my expensive equipment instantly become literally unusable, and everything else much more difficult to maintain.  >:(

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Re: Flash Player killed itself
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2011, 03:58:57 am »
Only in my case the company that is that focal point of most of my righteous anger is Oracle for wrecking much of my Sun Microsystems workstation-collecting hobby by making hardware driver updates, firmware updates, and the Solaris operating system go from being completely free to requiring multi-thousand dollar support contracts after I had already accumulated over 30 of their machines.  That sudden move on their part instantly made some of my expensive equipment instantly become literally unusable, and everything else much more difficult to maintain.  >:(

Well, hopefully Illumos will do for Solaris what Linux did for Unix, and all will be well.
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Re: Flash Player killed itself
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2011, 09:26:33 am »
Strangely enough I've never had any problems with Abode products. They've all worked perfectly for me =X

I can't really help out with this issue other than see if Abode support has something (Although I assume you've long passed this now)
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Re: Flash Player killed itself
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2011, 11:40:51 pm »
Strangely enough I've never had any problems with Abode products. They've all worked perfectly for me =X

I can't really help out with this issue other than see if Abode support has something (Although I assume you've long passed this now)

Your assumption is correct: I officially hate Adobe. I've disliked them ever since their DRM made it impossible to have Adobe CS and a working bootloader installed at the same time (you've never had this problem?), but now I hate them.
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