Installing flash with winetricks

Date: 19 Nov, 2012
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Installing Adobe Flash using WINEtricks

Standard winetricks flash installation fails

I’m using Kubuntu 12.10 but based on the error this probably works with any recent linux distro.

When I use the stock install of winetricks I get version 20120912 (“winetricks –version”); but this doesn’t mean much really as apparently the version isn’t bumped that often. If instead one runs “sha1sum $(which winetricks)” then I get a hash starting e8a6[…]0e2f . Anyway, running this install:

winetricks flash corefonts

Fails to install flash with an error concerning the mismatch of the downloaded file and expected sha1sum:

user@host:~$ winetricks flash
Executing w_do_call flash
Executing load_flash
Executing mkdir -p /home/user/.cache/winetricks/flash
Downloading http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/licensing/win/install_flash_player_10_active_x.exe to /home/user/.cache/winetricks/flash
–2012-11-19 15:14:00–  http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/licensing/win/install_flash_player_10_active_x.exe
Resolving fpdownload.macromedia.com (fpdownload.macromedia.com)… 2.22.66.70
Connecting to fpdownload.macromedia.com (fpdownload.macromedia.com)|2.22.66.70|:80… connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
Length: 3132344 (3.0M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `install_flash_player_10_active_x.exe’

100%[===========================================================================>] 3,132,344    233K/s   in 14s

2012-11-19 15:14:14 (224 KB/s) – `install_flash_player_10_active_x.exe’ saved [3132344/3132344]

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Checksum for /home/user/.cache/winetricks/flash/install_flash_player_10_active_x.exe did not match, retrying download
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Downloading http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/licensing/win/install_flash_player_10_active_x.exe to /home/user/.cache/winetricks/flash
–2012-11-19 15:14:14–  http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/licensing/win/install_flash_player_10_active_x.exe
Resolving fpdownload.macromedia.com (fpdownload.macromedia.com)… 2.22.66.70
Connecting to fpdownload.macromedia.com (fpdownload.macromedia.com)|2.22.66.70|:80… connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
Length: 3132344 (3.0M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `install_flash_player_10_active_x.exe’

100%[===========================================================================>] 3,132,344    233K/s   in 13s

2012-11-19 15:14:28 (232 KB/s) – `install_flash_player_10_active_x.exe’ saved [3132344/3132344]

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sha1sum mismatch!  Rename /home/user/.cache/winetricks/flash/install_flash_player_10_active_x.exe and try again.
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Fixing sha1sum mismatch

Unfortunately winetricks doesn’t appear to have an override for sha1sum mismatches that would enable install anyway. So I downloaded the latest winetricks from their SVN repo and named it winetricks-svn.

Personally I try not to trust random people on the internet so first up I checked the diff of the installed winetricks (eg “diff $(which winetricks) ~/downloads/winetricks-svn” though I actually used kdiff3) with that of the SVN, not much is different except some hashes and URLs. Then I simply ran the new winetricks-svn file as “winetricks-svn flash” and the install continued without issue.

1 Response to "Installing flash with winetricks"

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November 19th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

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