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    Mozilla and Macromedia Flash
    Submitted by Baloo_Ursidae on Wednesday, August 15, 2001 – 10:44
    I’ve been quiet about this a bit too long here, and I’m not thinking I’m alone on this: Debian Mozilla 0.9.1 broke the NS4 Flash plugin, and apparently java as well in the browser. I know I shouldn’t be complaining because it’s in sid, but considering the godawful slow release cycle and things break without any sign of repair (whereas other packages generally have next-day turnarounds on noticable bugs) makes me wonder just when it was I switched to Internet Explorer for Debian Linux…

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    Subject: Re: Mozilla and Macromedia Flash
    Author: phill
    Date: Wednesday, 2001/08/15 – 13:02
    This is nuts …! Java and Flash have worked perfectly since I’ve been using them on Mozilla 0.8. In addition I have now made over 25 different installations (including a couple of RH and Mandrake) and managed to set it up each time. Mostly they work first time using the .tar.gz packages, once or twice I’ve used the XPIs and if they haven’t worked I’ve cleaned out the plugin dir and re-tried the installation until it does. For me this just proves the recent post about the usability of Sid – if you don’t know completely what you’re doing, don’t use it. People shouldn’t be using it if they can only survive on .debs. Additionally since 0.9.1 has been out for over two months and if it were actually a bug, why haven’t you simply switched to konqueror or back to Netscape 4.7 – both of which have flash and java support, or been reporting you findings on bugzilla?
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    Subject: Copy of comments from a post a week ago…
    Author: phill
    Date: Wednesday, 2001/08/15 – 13:06
    Re: Mozilla 0.9.1 on Sid and Plugins (Score: 1)
    by droo on Sunday, August 12 @ 04:10:23 BST

    I found a solution on Dejanews that worked for me.

    The solution is to make a libXt.so symlink in /usr/lib to /usr/X11R6/lib/libXt.so. Flash worked like a charm after that.

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