I have been trying to figure out how to update the Adobe Flash player for Ubuntu 12.04. I am using Firefox 35 as a browser. I have tried to simply download the tar.gz file from the Adobe site, but there is no install file in the folder. I converted the tag.gz file to DEB and installed it and restarted Firefox with no luck. It seems as though it didnt install. I also read links about ubuntu-restricted-extras but that prompted me to remove many dependencies and other applications that I enjoy & still need. I also read about Flashaid which has been discontinued.
I have checked in about:config in Firefox and got the following results:
- Shockwave Flash
- File: libflashplayer.so
- Version:184.108.40.2065 State: Enabled (STATE_VULNERABLE_UPDATE_AVAILABLE) Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202
Is there an easy way to simply just update the Flashplayer? I tried using synaptec package manger with no success.