[nSLUG] Cautions on Installing FF plugs-ins - Deb-Etch?

Robert Ashley rb.ashley at gmail.com
Tue Jul 17 07:18:33 ADT 2007

Thanks George. I would like to learn more about basic sound/video/TV
stuff. I'd also like some introductory familarity with LAMP, but
frankly I'm intimidated.

Perhaps since I've got nothing to lose, data-wise, I'll first migrate
to Debian testing and use that o/s as my point of departure. If I mess
up I can always take refuge in what I know is safe, what I know works.

Recommended apt/sources.list repositories? Here's what I got now:

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux testing _Etch_ - Official Snapshot i386
Binary-1 (20061111)]/ etch main

deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux testing _Etch_ - Official Snapshot i386
Binary-1 (20061111)]/ etch main

deb http://debian.yorku.ca/debian/ etch main
deb-src http://debian.yorku.ca/debian/ etch main

deb http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main

# deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ sarge main
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ etch main
# deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ sid main



On 7/16/07, George N. White III <gnwiii at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7/16/07, Robert Ashley <rb.ashley at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm using Debian Etch 4.0, quite content.  Almost boringly so...no issues!
> >
> > I was thinking about installing some FireFox (IceWeasel) plug-ins
> > (e.g. Adobe flash player).  I found some intelligible instructions at
> > Linuxforums.org:
> >
> > http://tinyurl.com/2flh5u
> >
> > A couple of questions: Is it dumb to start down this road of tweaking
> > when I'm using Debian's stable version? I mean, should I properly move
> > to Lenny/testing, and then fiddle away?
> >
> > So far, I've made a point of restricting my download sources to the
> > stable repositories. I don't know why, though! I have no great need
> > for super stability since this is my home fool-around box. No
> > mission-critical stuff. And I think I'm mired in the newbie phase
> > because, well, errmm, I've been spoiled lazy doing everything in
> > X-windows (Gnome) for everything.
> >
> > Any thoughts from our experienced crew on this thinking?  he-he
> >
> > I might add that a few years back, most nsluggers advised the then
> > newbie (version 0.50) to stick to ONE distro. I've followed that
> > advice and I think it's done me well (insofar as I have learned some
> > stuff(newbie version 1.0). But I've become complacent because nothing
> > ever seems to go wrong with Debian in my house. Nice problem eh?
> >
> > I guess I have a hankering for a small wake-up project.
> There are lots of projects that can benefit from individual testers input, some
> for totally new apps, so for updates to existing apps.
> Think of some area where you have some interest or knowledge or
> experience, then look for new software that is related to that area.
> --
> George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
> Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia
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