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Introduction

Adobe Flash is a multimedia platform commonly used on the web to provide interactive and streaming content. It is becoming less utilized in favor of HTML5 content but a lot of content is still only available by using a Flash plugin.

Flash in Chrome

To install the Google's PepperFlash plugin, first enable the Void non-free repository if you have not already, then synchronize your package repositories:

# xbps-install void-repo-nonfree
# xbps-install -S

Continue to install the plugin:

#xbps-install chromium-pepper-flash

Restart Chrome after installing the plugin.

Flash in Firefox/Other Browsers

Adobe's official Flash plugin can be installed for use in NPAPI-compatible browsers like Firefox. The package must be built from void-packages. Additionally, you must allow restricted packages to be built.

$ cd void-packages
$ echo XBPS_ALLOW_RESTRICTED=yes >> etc/conf 
$ ./xbps-src pkg adobe-flash-plugin
$ xbps-install --repository=hostdir/binpkgs/nonfree adobe-flash-plugin