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    Default flaxh-player update

    I keep getting notified that an update to flash-plugin is ready to be installed, but, when I try to install it, I get a message saying that an unexpected internal error has occurred and that I should send a report. However, there is no address given to which the report is to be sent. Has anyone else encountered this problem?

    Dan

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    Default Re: flaxh-player update

    Probably some package conflict or other problem with the package.

    Run "sudo zypper up" in a terminal window to get a more detailed message.

    And which repo are you using for flash-player?
    Please post your list:
    Code:
    zypper lr -d
    AFAIK the Adobe package/repo is not signed, so the updater cannot install updates if you use that.
    A workaround would be to disable the signature check for the repo in YaST->Software Management, or maybe better remove the Adobe repo and install flash-player from Packman instead (which you should have for multimedia stuff anyway).

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    Default Re: flaxh-player update

    Many thanks. I removed the adobe repo, and now this is what I get when I run zypper lr -d

    1 | download.opensuse.org-non-oss | Main Repository (NON-OSS) | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes |
    99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/distrib.../repo/non-oss/ |
    2 | download.opensuse.org-non-oss_1 | Update Repository (Non-Oss) | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes |
    99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/42.1/non-oss/ |
    3 | download.opensuse.org-oss | Main Repository (OSS) | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes |
    99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/distrib...42.1/repo/oss/ |
    4 | download.opensuse.org-oss_1 | Main Update Repository | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes |
    99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/42.1/oss |
    5 | ftp.gwdg.de-suse | Packman Repository | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes |
    99 | rpm-md | http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/packman...USE_Leap_42.1/ |
    6 | google-chrome | google-chrome | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes |
    99 | rpm-md | http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64 |
    7 | http-download.nvidia.com-41098181 | nVidia Graphics Drivers | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes |
    99 | rpm-md | http://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/leap/42.1 |
    8 | http-download.opensuse.org-1ddf5cbf | Non-oss | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes |
    99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/distrib.../repo/non-oss/ |
    9 | http-download.opensuse.org-615867b3 | Non-oss | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes |
    99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/distrib.../repo/non-oss/ |
    10 | http-download.opensuse.org-6615c578 | Non-oss | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes |
    99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/distrib.../repo/non-oss/ |
    11 | http-download.opensuse.org-aa9347bd | Non-oss | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes |
    99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/distrib.../repo/non-oss/ |
    12 | http-opensuse-guide.org-13e1eb07 | libdvdcss repository | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes |
    99 | rpm-md | http://opensuse-guide.org/repo/openSUSE_Leap_42.1/ |
    13 | http-packman.inode.at-4a789103 | Packman Repository | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes |
    99 | rpm-md | http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_Leap_42.1/ |
    14 | linux | linux | Yes | ( p) Yes | Yes |
    99 | plaindir | dir:///home/dws/linux |
    15 | openSUSE-42.1-0 | openSUSE-42.1-0 | Yes | (r ) Yes | No |
    99 | yast2 | cd:///?devices=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-TSSTcorp_CDDVDW_SH-S223B_Q9146GAS90591600 |
    16 | repo-debug | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Debug | No | ---- | Yes |
    99 | NONE | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/d...42.1/repo/oss/ |
    17 | repo-debug-non-oss | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Debug-Non-Oss | No | ---- | Yes |
    99 | NONE | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/d.../repo/non-oss/ |
    18 | repo-debug-update | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update-Debug | No | ---- | Yes |
    99 | NONE | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/leap/42.1/oss |
    19 | repo-debug-update-non-oss | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update-Debug-Non-Oss | No | ---- | Yes |
    99 | NONE | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/u.../42.1/non-oss/ |
    20 | repo-source | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Source | No | ---- | Yes |
    99 | NONE | http://download.opensuse.org/source/...42.1/repo/oss/ |
    21 | repo-update | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes |
    99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/42.1/oss/ |


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    Default Re: flaxh-player update

    Quote Originally Posted by dws View Post
    Many thanks. I removed the adobe repo, and now this is what I get when I run zypper lr -d
    So, do you still have a problem?

    Just removing the repo won't change the installed packages.
    You may need to force a reinstallation of flash-player from Packman, choose "Update Unconditionally" in YaST or run:
    Code:
    sudo zypper in -f flash-player
    As a side-note: your repo list contains many duplicates, but that shouldn't cause a problem.
    You still might want to remove them though:
    Code:
    sudo zypper rr 4 8 9 10 11 13

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    Default Re: flaxh-player update

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    AFAIK the Adobe package/repo is not signed, so the updater cannot install updates if you use that.
    I can confirm that the Adobe Flash-Player package has an invalid certificate:
    • With Leap 42.1 the Package Installer errors when an attempt is made to install the updates.
    • With Leap 42.1 the CLI command 'zypper update' notices the "bad" certificate and poses the 'ignore/retry/abort' question -- the "ignore" option allows the Adobe Flash-Player update to be installed with no further issues . . .


    Complaining doesn't help: there are far too many web sites out there with advertising which uses Adobe Flash . . .
    Unfortunately many of those web sites (including many newspapers {journalists earning their living}) are financing their information offerings by means of the advertising . . .
    You pays your money and you takes your choice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcurtisfra View Post
    I can confirm that the Adobe Flash-Player package has an invalid certificate:
    • With Leap 42.1 the Package Installer errors when an attempt is made to install the updates.
    • With Leap 42.1 the CLI command 'zypper update' notices the "bad" certificate and poses the 'ignore/retry/abort' question -- the "ignore" option allows the Adobe Flash-Player update to be installed with no further issues . . .
    As I wrote already, a "workaround" would be to disable the signature check for the Adobe repo in YaST->Software Repositories, or via "zypper mr -G xxx".
    But as flash-player is available on Packman anyway, I would rather install it from there personally.


    Complaining doesn't help: there are far too many web sites out there with advertising which uses Adobe Flash . . .
    Hm?
    Who was complaining about what here?

    Flash-player is available, on Packman and in the specific Adobe repo. And you can also choose to use Google's pepper-flash as well, which actually is the latest version flash-player version 21 (unlike Adobe's, who only do security updates for Linux since a while and didn't port/release newer versions, they are still only offering version 11.2 and that won't change) and is available on Packman as well.
    For using that in Firefox (or other browsers that still only support Netscape plugins) you need to install the package freshplayerplugin.

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    Default Re: flaxh-player update

    Quote Originally Posted by dcurtisfra View Post
    I can confirm that the Adobe Flash-Player package has an invalid certificate:
    Honestly, just install from packman as wolfi323 has suggested. Make sure that you have the packman repo configured. Then, in Yast Software Management, click on the "Versions" tab, and select the version from packman.

    As far as I know, it is the exact same flash application that you will get from adobe. It has been repackaged (different rpm, same program). And the packman maintainers do a better job of packaging for opensuse.
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    Default Re: flaxh-player update

    In 13.2 there is a conflict between packman and openSUSE repos today. I just took the one from openSUSE with vendor changing since it has a higher number had to go to Yast to resolve. Just to stop the updater from nagging

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    Default Re: flaxh-player update

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    In 13.2 there is a conflict between packman and openSUSE repos today.
    I agree -- with 13.2, it is best to use the flash from opensuse.

    I briefly tried the one from packman, but quickly switched back to the opensuse package.

    Again, both have the same application from Adobe, just packaged differently.

    The problem with the packman version for 13.2, is that the opensuse package is provided by a patch. And the patch specifies the opensuse package. If you only ever used "zypper up", this would not be a problem. But if you ever try to install the opensuse patch, it is going to report a conflict.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    I agree -- with 13.2, it is best to use the flash from opensuse.
    I agree too, but this thread is about Leap 42.1 which doesn't include flash-player in the official repos any more.

    Again, both have the same application from Adobe, just packaged differently.
    Yes, and Packman's package is actually based on the openSUSE package, so they should be exactly the same.

    The problem with the packman version for 13.2, is that the opensuse package is provided by a patch. And the patch specifies the opensuse package. If you only ever used "zypper up", this would not be a problem. But if you ever try to install the opensuse patch, it is going to report a conflict.
    Right.

    I have no idea why Packman even provides flash-player for 13.2 too.
    Maybe they thought it won't be updated any more for 13.2 either when it was announced that flash-player is going to be dropped from the distribution.

    But again, this is only a "problem" on 13.2 (and probably 13.1 too, which still gets updates/patches by the Evergreen team).

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