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Flash player download broken

November 13, 2011 — BarryK
Woof has semi-automatic download of the Adobe Flash player (script /usr/sbin/delayedrun). In Slacko, 01micko wrote 'getflash'.

However, both are broken. The download URLs for the 10.x and 11.x players are both broken.

Does anyone know a URL for downloading the latest 11.x player?

Script delayedrun has this:

cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

In the forum, getflash was changed to download the 11.x latest, using this URL:

However, neither URL works anymore.


This works
Username: BarryK
URL to a specific version works: But, this is not what we want. We want a URL to the latest version.

Flash download fix
Username: BarryK
"This page explains how to do it: Execute this to get the download URL: curl -s '' | egrep -o 'http:\/\/\/get\/flashplayer\/pdc\/11.*\/install_flash_player_11_linux.i386.tar.gz'

flash download
Username: broomdodger
"I just now downloaded from this link: -Bill

Flash url
Username: BarryK
"broomdodger, Yes, but it needs to be put into a script. What you have posted is not the URL of the actual file. That is what the "curl -s" solution that I posted above does, gets the URL of the file.

re flash
Username: 01micko
"Interesting. I posted a stop gap pet for users in the slacko bug thread, but this looks the goods. What puzzles me though is how long will that sting that the coder is grepping for stand up? I tried a simpler way [code]# curl -s ''|tr ' ' '\n'|grep "fpdownload"|tr -d ';' ''[/code] We could ditch the ping too as if the address is not returned or curl returns an error then the program can abort with "address not found, check your connection" or something like that.

maintain a webpage for download address
Username: Cecc
"There is a easy way, you can set up a webpage and put all the latest download address of some softwares(including flash player). Just modify the download script in Puppy(or Woof) to get the latest download address from that webpage. And you could write a script to automatically update that webpage when a new version of software is released,so we can always download the latest softwares from that webpage. Also by this way we can avoid some incompatibility problems that a certain version of software breaks in Puppy. Also, you can put the download address of some localization files(for example fonts, locales and languages files) on that page for international Puppy users to choose to download, by this way you can reduce the size of Puppy while making localization of Puppy easier for international users. Thank you all. Best regards, Cecc

and what about flash 10?
Username: scottman
" Hi guys, Flash 10 has also been affected by the URL change.. I am using Technosaurus' 'flash-get' script, which presents an Xdialog menu, where you can select your preferred version of Flash, and then it can also patch it to appear as the latest. I will add the curl thing for Flash 11, but cannot seem to find a way to do the same with Flash 10... Flash 9 and 7 are not affected. [b]Does anyone know which curl command will work with Flash 10?[/b] It might be worth getting our own flash server place, so that 'flashget' never turns into the troublesome 'you2pup'... Thanks.

oops, got it... flash10 URL found.
Username: scottman
" I had a small typo in 1 test... Now works - it's 01mickos code with a slight change.. [code]# curl -s ''|tr ' ' '\n'|grep "fpdownload"|tr -d ';' ''[/code] I changed '11' to '10' and removed '_32-bit' ... Thanks everyone.

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