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I have Chromium web browser on my Lubuntu 13.04 (pre-installed). I use LX Terminal (pre-installed) to write commands. I am trying to download flash player on Chromium using instructions on this site:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:skunk/pepper-flash

After typing in my password, this worked. Now

sudo apt-get update

I didn't need to type in my password, as I continued on the same terminal, but got W:/ and E:/ fetch file errors

sudo apt-get install pepflashplugin-installer

I continued on the same terminal despite the fetch file errors... and they said pepflashplugin-installer could not be found.

Is the last error because of fetch file errors, or because I need to download pepflash-plugin-installer somewhere? Or is it because of something else?

I cannot download the Chrome browser, and not looking to use flash player on my Firefox web browser (installed using lubuntu software center).

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13.04 is no longer supported, and, likely because of that, there are no packages for it in the PPA. –  mikewhatever Feb 27 at 23:00
    
@mikewhatever are you aware that this was asked in october, right? –  Braiam Feb 28 at 1:15
    
@Braiam Yep, though not sure why it matters now. Trying to apply the PPA solution doesn't work, and those that come here should know why, don't you think? –  mikewhatever Feb 28 at 9:00
    
Navigate to /etc/apt/sources.list.d folder then open pipelight*.list file with your text editor and replace raring with precise and run sudo apt-get update then run sudo apt-get install pepflashplugin-installer –  kenn Feb 28 at 10:52
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If you installed Chrome Browser you don't need to install pepper-flash. You can use command line option redirecting pepper plugin path like

 chromium-browser --ppapi-flash-path=/opt/google/chrome/PepperFlash/libpepflashplayer.so --ppapi-flash-version=`grep -i version /opt/google/chrome/PepperFlash/manifest.json | awk '{print $2}' | awk -F"\"" '{print $2}'`

should work.

You can make a launcher script like

chromium.sh

  #!/bin/bash
  chromium-browser --ppapi-flash-path=/opt/google/chrome/PepperFlash/libpepflashplayer.so --ppapi-flash-version=`grep -i version /opt/google/chrome/PepperFlash/manifest.json | awk '{print $2}' | awk -F"\"" '{print $2}'`

set execution bit

chmod +x chromium.sh
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Install the PPA from here: https://launchpad.net/~skunk/+archive/pepper-flash and use Chromium. A quick summary of the steps are:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:skunk/pepper-flash
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pepflashplugin-installer

.. it then installs..

echo ". /usr/lib/pepflashplugin-installer/pepflashplayer.sh" | sudo tee -a /etc/chromium-browser/default

When you restart chromium, you should be using the new flash plugin!

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Pepper Flash is now in Ubuntu repositories (14.04). Install it like:

sudo apt-get install pepperflashplugin-nonfree
sudo update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree --install
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