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I have a PowerBook G4 running Debian.

I followed the instructions from the debian wiki but for installation, it just said

Install flashplugin-nonfree (from section contrib).

I was not sure what that meant, So I just ran

apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

But got this error

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package flashplugin-nonfree is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'flashplugin-nonfree' has no installation candidate

here is my sources.list - Edited:

#

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 7.3.0 _Wheezy_ - Official powerpc CD Binary-1 20131215-05:55]/ wheezy main

deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 7.3.0 _Wheezy_ - Official powerpc CD Binary-1 20131215-05:55]/ wheezy main

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main

deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main

# wheezy-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-updates main
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-updates main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/java/ubuntu precise main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/java/ubuntu precise main
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can you provide us the content of /etc/apt/sources.list in here you should have a line for the non free packages that is commented –  Kiwy Jan 6 at 8:44
    
@Kiwy, ok I made the addition of the content. What am I looking for in there? –  JGallardo Jan 6 at 8:50
    
can you update your source.list in your post ? –  Kiwy Jan 6 at 9:39
    
@Kiwy, ok updated after I followed your instructions on your last edit. –  JGallardo Jan 6 at 9:57
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The discussion here might be useful: discussions.apple.com/thread/4008296 –  terdon Jan 6 at 10:28

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New Answer

Sorry I wasn't cautious enought.
On PowerPC there's no official support for Flash your only alternative is a free plugin "gnash"
sudo apt-get install gnash browser-plugin-gnash


Old Answer

To add non free app to your installation source modify the file /etc/apt/sources.list:

sudo 'the_editor_of_your_choice' /etc/apt/source.list

edit the line
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-updates main
to
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-updates main contrib non-free

Edit 2:
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main
or
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free

Then run those line

#this is for updating ths list of app available in repository after the update made to your `source.list` file  
sudo apt-get update

# You might want to run this command to upgrade your packages:
sudo apt-get upgrade 

#this is the command to install flash on debian once you activate the nonfree and contrib repositories
sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

#this seems to be the command to update according to the [debian wiki][2]
sudo update-flashplugin-nonfree --install

And that should do the trick.

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what is the "(eventually)"? I made the modifications and ran the commands but got "Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package flashplugin-nonfree is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source " Link to the gist –  JGallardo Jan 6 at 9:12
    
have you try sudo update-flashplugin-nonfree --install –  Kiwy Jan 6 at 9:19
    
the evantually part is just to make your packages up to date while update is to refresh the list of application available in apt-get –  Kiwy Jan 6 at 9:21
    
I ran that and got sudo: update-flashplugin-nonfree: command not found so I googled that but only found a debian forum with people complaining that it is common problem. –  JGallardo Jan 6 at 9:28
    
In your edit, you linked the wiki that I included in my question details but said it had me stuck :/ –  JGallardo Jan 6 at 9:32

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