Getting Flash working in Liferea on Fedora 9

Seems like Flash stuff in Liferea was working fine in Fedora 8, but in F9 a worthless popup appears, asking to download a plugin but doing nothing. I already had the evil Flash plugin installed, but Liferea didn’t know about it. Maybe I did this same procedure a few months ago and didn’t remember to do it this time. Here’s what fixed it for me (based on the instructions found here):

# ln -s /usr/lib/flash-plugin/ /usr/lib/xulrunner-1.9pre/plugins/

YMMV, depending on what version(s) you’ve got installed. I’d imagine it’ll be necessary to do this again if/when the xulrunner version changes.

Update: This works great for me in i386-land, but not in x86_64. I’m not sure, but it looks like x86_64 liferea isn’t using xulrunner, and I haven’t figured out if gtkhtml supports plugins at all.

Update¬≤: As Dylan notes below, you can get an x86_64 version of Flash Player 10 from Adobe now, which will let you view videos of cats right in Liferea, and also seems to make Flash suck less in Firefox. I don’t remember having to do the linking thing – I think I just dropped the plugin in Firefox’s plugins folder and Liferea found it automagically.

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By isaac

I like cats. he/him