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    Default Flash v 11.2.202?

    Today there was an update (v24.0.0) to flash that breaks a program that
    displays images from a file directory in a special format (it is a
    scientific viewer used for work, so dumping flash once and for all is not
    a choice I can make right now).

    The previous version (11.2.202.644-1.1) works fine (tested in a laptop
    which I have not updated yet). I know that it is closing a loophole to
    prevent executing files in a local folder. However while in windows there
    seems to be a way to allow this in the new versions, but I have no idea
    if a similar setting can be done in Leap 42.2.
    Although I know it might not be a good idea, can somebody help with

    1) Does anybody know where can I find the just-previous version of flash
    (11.2.202.644-1.1) in rpm form? Going into Yast, shows only the latest
    version from the packman repo.

    Many thanks for any clues!

    -G-

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    Default Re: Flash v 11.2.202?

    I happen to have a copy of the rpm from packman. If you can tell me where to upload it (around 12M), I'll give that a try.

    I'm using the newer one. But I have my repo set to retain the rpm files (until I manually delete them).
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    Default Re: Flash v 11.2.202?

    Apparently you can still have it inside the package available here https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pu...44_archive.zip
    About 32MB to download but well worth the effort it seems
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    Default Re: Flash v 11.2.202?

    Quote Originally Posted by -G- View Post
    However while in windows there
    seems to be a way to allow this in the new versions, but I have no idea
    if a similar setting can be done in Leap 42.2.
    Also, maybe the settings you are looking for in the new version are in:
    Adobe Flash Player Preferences > Advanced Tab > Trusted Location Settings Button.
    Main: Leap 15 Gnome on i7 4720HQ + Geforce GTX960M
    Test: Leap 42.3 (& others) on Core2Duo + GM965

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    Default Re: Flash v 11.2.202?

    On Thu, 15 Dec 2016 14:56:01 +0000, OrsoBruno wrote:

    > Apparently you can still have it inside the package available here
    > http://tinyurl.com/zu57xwb About 32MB to download but well worth the
    > effort it seems


    Thank you OrsoBruno! That file, still available from the Adobe site,
    however has no rpm inside.
    I am unsure how to install from the tar.gz file as the instructions
    included in the archive do not seem to reflect the locations of the files
    I find in Leap 42.2 when I installed flash (the latest version) from Yast.
    The instructions in the tar.gz file specify (I added the numbers):

    Code:
    --------------------
    1) Copy libflashplayer.so to the appropriate browser plugins directory.
    At the prompt type:
    + cp libflashlayer.so <BrowserPluginsLocation>
    --------------------

    OK that is fine as the file to replace exists in Leap at:
    /usr/lib64/browser-plugins/

    However the next step:
    Code:
    --------------------
    2) Copy the Flash Player Local Settings configurations files to the /usr
    directory. At the prompt type:
    + sudo cp -r usr/* /usr
    --------------------

    In the current version installed (24.0.0) I do not see anything called
    flash-player-properties or kcm_adobe_flash_player.so under the /usr
    folder.

    According to Yast, this is the file and folders list:

    Code:
    --------------------
    /usr/bin/flashplayer
    /usr/lib64/browser-plugins
    /usr/lib64/browser-plugins/libflashplayer.so
    /usr/share/applications/flashplayer.desktop
    /usr/share/doc/packages/flash-player
    /usr/share/doc/packages/flash-player/LGPL
    /usr/share/doc/packages/flash-player/LGPL/LGPL.txt
    /usr/share/doc/packages/flash-player/LGPL/notice.txt
    /usr/share/doc/packages/flash-player/license.pdf
    /usr/share/doc/packages/flash-player/readme.txt
    /usr/share/pixmaps/flashplayer.png
    --------------------

    Does this mean that for to install the firefox plugin the only part I
    need to replace is libflashplayer.so ? There is no "flashplayer"
    executable in the tar.gz archive
    Sorry for my basic questions.

    Thanks

    -G-

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    Default Re: Flash v 11.2.202?

    On Thu, 15 Dec 2016 15:16:01 +0000, OrsoBruno wrote:
    > Also, maybe the settings you are looking for in the new version are in:
    > Adobe Flash Player Preferences > Advanced Tab > Trusted Location
    > Settings Button.


    Hm... where do I find the Adobe Flash Player Preferences?
    The Flash Player standalone has no Preferences tab in my install of Leap.
    Thank you

    -G-

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    Default Re: Flash v 11.2.202?

    Quote Originally Posted by -G- View Post
    On Thu, 15 Dec 2016 15:16:01 +0000, OrsoBruno wrote:
    > Also, maybe the settings you are looking for in the new version are in:
    > Adobe Flash Player Preferences > Advanced Tab > Trusted Location
    > Settings Button.


    Hm... where do I find the Adobe Flash Player Preferences?
    The Flash Player standalone has no Preferences tab in my install of Leap.
    Thank you

    -G-
    Hmmm. In 13.1, you can find the settings in Configure Desktop->Personal Information.

    I do not know if it has been moved in LEAP.

    I really must get off my butt and get LEAP installed in a test location and start playing around with it! Just, I have so many things to do in so many directions, and I am getting old & lazy!
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    Default Re: Flash v 11.2.202?

    On Thu, 15 Dec 2016 21:15:48 +0000, I wrote:

    > Does this mean that for to install the firefox plugin the only part I
    > need to replace is libflashplayer.so ?


    Well, I tried just replacing that .so file with the one from previous
    version and it allows firefox to run the flash application again.

    I think I will write some script to switch between the old and new flash
    versions as needed. A bit of a pain, and not the most secure solution,
    but at least I can use the reader again until a better solution is found.
    Thank you again for the help.

    -G-

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    Default Re: Flash v 11.2.202?

    Nice you have found (some sort of) solution.

    You seem to use NNTP to access the forums. That means that you circumvent the obligatory choosing of an openSUSE version when you start a new thread. Can you please next time give it a prominent place in your thread title? It is now somewhere halfway your explanation and thus unknown when people use the titles of new threads to see if they can help and it is unknown when starting reading the text.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Flash v 11.2.202?

    Quote Originally Posted by -G- View Post
    On Thu, 15 Dec 2016 14:56:01 +0000, OrsoBruno wrote:

    > Apparently you can still have it inside the package available here
    > http://tinyurl.com/zu57xwb About 32MB to download but well worth the
    > effort it seems


    Thank you OrsoBruno! That file, still available from the Adobe site,
    however has no rpm inside.
    I am unsure how to install from the tar.gz file as the instructions
    included in the archive do not seem to reflect the locations of the files
    I find in Leap 42.2 when I installed flash (the latest version) from Yast.
    The instructions to install from the tar.gz archive are consistent with what gets installed by flash-plugin-11.2.202.644-release.x86_64.rpm downloaded from the Adobe site: if you were looking for something different maybe I misunderstood your question.
    Anyway, just replacing libflashplayer.so should revert the Firefox flashplayer plugin to the previous version, as you already saw.
    But that way docs and licenses (possibly settings) are for the new version though.


    Quote Originally Posted by -G- View Post
    On Thu, 15 Dec 2016 15:16:01 +0000, OrsoBruno wrote:
    > Also, maybe the settings you are looking for in the new version are in:
    > Adobe Flash Player Preferences > Advanced Tab > Trusted Location
    > Settings Button.


    Hm... where do I find the Adobe Flash Player Preferences?
    The Flash Player standalone has no Preferences tab in my install of Leap.
    Thank you

    -G-
    Adobe Flash Player Preferences is launched by the /usr/share/applications/flash-player-properties.desktop file.
    Here on Gnome just typing "Flash" in the application finder brings up that launcher; KDE should behave in a similar way AFAIK.
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    Test: Leap 42.3 (& others) on Core2Duo + GM965

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