[arch-dev-public] dropping flashplugin x86_64

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Tue Jun 15 12:23:29 EDT 2010

Am 15.06.2010 18:22, schrieb Andreas Radke:
> Am Tue, 15 Jun 2010 19:12:38 +0300
> schrieb Ionuț Bîru <biru.ionut at gmail.com>:
>> Hi,
>> the current x86_64 version of flashplugin has security problems and 
>> adobe dropped/temporally closed x86_64 releases.
>> How do we manage this situation?
>> Only dropping from repo?
>> Should we submit an empty package?
>> Suggest our users to remove their package if they consider security 
>> important?
> Link?
> We should post a news item about this so the users may decide to remove
> it or keep it. Another option could be shipping a dummy empty -1.1 pkg
> for x86_64 with a small post.install msg.
> -Andy

I'll keep this installed despite the security problem. Combined with
flashblock, I can at least watch youtube this way. Force-removing it by
a dummy update is something I don't want.

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