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Troubles with flashplayer
I was trying to use Adobe Flash in Slax and noticed it doesn't work at all. The plugin was loaded, but a bunch of strange errors appeared on stdout and the flash animations simply didn't work.
The errors were like this:
I'm posting it here so google can possibly index it and provide solution to someone else who will face the same problem.
The solution is pretty tricky, and I do not understand why is that at all. The flashplayer plugin needs libsasl2 to work. Slackware provides bunch of shared libraries in aaa_elflibs, but libsasl2 is missing there (for a reason I do not understand). After installing cyrus-sasl, the whole problem vanishes, and flash starts to work properly in all browsers (tried Chromium and Firefox in Slax). It's really strange since ldd won't show libsasl2.so as a dependency of the libflashplayer.so at all...
I'm going to email upstream (to Patrick, Slackware's author) to let him know he is missing libsasl2.so.* in aaa_elflibs. If there is a package aaa_elflibs, then it should absolutely have libsasl2 included.