Gnash for 20.04 LTS

Asked by Remy van Elst on 2020-03-24

Title says it all. I know the last release is from 2012, but I'd really like to have it in 20.04. I compile it myself now on 19.04 and 19.10 and that is a lot of effort.

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Manfred Hampl
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2020-03-24
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If the latest release is from 7 years ago then it’s probably dead. If you can find a PPA you can install that way. You can also compile source if you wish. I recommend finding an alternative that is supported and still developed. If you contact the code maintainers they may be able to advise

You could try swfdeck-mozilla for example. With mist things moving to HTML5 you won’t need either soon.

Best Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #3

For the reasons why it is not available on Ubuntu 20.04 see the publishing history https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnash/+publishinghistory

(From Debian) RoQA: gnash unmaintained deprecated RC-buggy depends on legacy libs; Debian bug https://bugs.debian.org/895736

and see also
https://bugs.debian.org/874890
https://bugs.debian.org/885374
https://bugs.debian.org/888337
etc.

(Remark: can you please edit your question and correct the title from Gnmash to Gnash)

Remy van Elst (raymii) said : #4

Thanks Manfred Hampl, that solved my question.