Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1000267
wordpress contains bundled Flash and Silverlight files
Last modified: 2013-09-14 20:52:05 EDT
This package contains binary files that are typically excuted by the Flash
player or another similar program.
These files are not permitted in Fedora.  Everything we produce needs to
be built from source. 
The offending file(s) shipped in this package are:
If these files are just a fallback for something that is now supported by modern
web standards like the HTML5 <video> element, please just remove the binaries.
If removing these files would seriously cripple your application, please let me
know so we can figure out a solution.
If you have any questions, please shout. Thanks!
When it's done, http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=5844538 will be a scratch build of Wordpress 3.6 with the simplest possible approach to this: swfupload is ripped out bodily (with a patch to remove its hooks from script-loader.php), and the other files are wiped with no other changes made. Note that wordpress 3.6 adds a couple *more*, as it adds 'wp-includes/js/mediaelement' as a media player...thingy...which is supposed to present a 'consistent experience' across multiple browsers and media formats by using a Flash or Silverlight player that looks like an HTML5 player when pure HTML5 won't work to play a given format on a given browser.
I have not tested this at all yet; I'm throwing the scratch build up in case others wish to do so as well as me. (I'm going to bed after this and test it in the morning). You'll need to configure file uploading and try embedding some media in a post with the new [video] and [audio] short tags to test these changes, I think. Christ knows how to test the tinymce one.
OK, I think I've now got a build that smoothly handles all the removals. I'm sending it through to 'stable' for Rawhide and F20 and testing for all other releases.
wordpress-3.6-1.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
wordpress-3.6-1.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
wordpress-3.6-1.el6 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 6.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora EPEL 6 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=epel-testing wordpress-3.6-1.el6'
as soon as you are able to.
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wordpress-3.6-1.el6 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 6 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
wordpress-3.6-1.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
wordpress-3.6-1.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.