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Bug 72505 - Get yourself a flash player!
Get yourself a flash player!
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: mozilla (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Christopher Blizzard
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-08-24 15:28 EDT by Alexei Podtelezhnikov
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:45 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-08-27 20:30:48 EDT
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Description Alexei Podtelezhnikov 2002-08-24 15:28:48 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/7.0 (compatible)

Description of problem:
Mozilla used to rely on a sneaky link 
to /usr/lib/netscape/plugins/ligflashpayer.so
to get Macromedia Flash Player capability. Now, when Netscape is dropped, 
it's time for Red hat to step-up and start distributing
Flash Player for Linux from Macromedia yourselves.

After all Macromedia only asks for displaying their logo.
This is not a big deal in mozilla, is it? ... unless of course
Red Hat is committed to open source software only. 
No, you are not :), productivity CD is perfectly sutable to include 
mozilla-flash-5.0.r50-1.i386.rpm with that damn logo.

To make your inquieries easier, I give you a couple of links:
tar.gz is at 

Distribution license for logo is at:

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Netscape is dropped
2. Mozilla is not able to use flash player plugin

Additional info:
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2002-08-27 20:30:42 EDT
The flash player is closed source; we're definitely moving towards all open
source in the base distribution.
Comment 2 Christopher Blizzard 2002-08-27 20:57:51 EDT
Won't fix.

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