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I tried to install the flashplugin-nonfree on Debian Jessie (testing) today. However, when I tr running sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree, I get E: Unable to locate package flashplugin-nonfree. The same happens with Aptitude.

My sources.list:

deb http://http.debian.net/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free
deb-src http://http.debian.net/debian/ jessie main

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

# testing-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
deb http://http.debian.net/debian/ testing-updates main
deb-src http://http.debian.net/debian/ testing-updates main

deb http://http.debian.net/debian/ testing-backports main contrib non-free

By the way, I use Chromium.

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    Please include the output of apt-cache policy flashplugin-nonfree in your question. Commented Aug 7, 2014 at 18:24
  • @FaheemMitha N: Unable to locate package flashplugin-nonfree
    – kyr
    Commented Aug 7, 2014 at 18:32
  • What arch? Try a different mirror, perhaps? Commented Aug 7, 2014 at 18:37
  • Note that this installer is only available for i386 and amd64. ftp.tw.debian.org/debian/pool/contrib/f/flashplugin-nonfree Commented Aug 7, 2014 at 18:43
  • How else would I install it then?
    – kyr
    Commented Aug 7, 2014 at 18:55

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Try this for Firefox/Iceweasel:

1: Get the Adobe Flash Player .tar.gz

2: Extract it

3: Open a terminal

4: cd to the extracted folder

5: run sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

It works for me :-)

Thanks to https://forums.kali.org/showthread.php?977-Install-Flash-Player-for-Iceweasel-Firefox-in-3-Simple-Steps

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  • you should also mention where to extract the file... Commented Mar 21, 2017 at 15:12
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(This might be better as a comment, but as an answer is better formatted)

Comment every line in the sources.list file, but:

deb http://http.debian.net/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free

Then, run aptitude update && aptitude search flashplugin-nonfree and share the results.

It should find the following packages:

In the worst case scenario, you can download the package from the above link and install it through a dpkg -i <package.deb> command... If you have to deal with dependencies, then that's a different story - good luck!

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By the way, I use Chromium.

From https://wiki.debian.org/FlashPlayer

Unsupported browsers:

Chromium

For Chrome/Chromium you should use https://wiki.debian.org/PepperFlashPlayer

Pepper Flash Player is maintained by Google, and is newer than Adobe Flash layer. Adobe currently still provides security fixes for Adobe Flash Player. Google provides newer features in Pepper Flash Player. Pepper Flash Player can currently only be used with Chromium (and with Chrome).

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$ sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

At the end of each line add the words contrib non-free as follows:

deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free

deb http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main contrib non-free

# jessie-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ jessie-updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ jessie-updates main contrib non-free

Then:

$ sudo apt-get update 
$ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

Reference: https://www.lifewire.com/get-flash-to-work-iceweasel-debian-2202059

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