symbolic link for google chrome plugin users for Linux
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This is not a secret but a suggestion.

I use google chrome....aka chromium in LInux

to update my used to use its own version.

Now, chrome searches for plugins and one of the pathways on a Debian system is


(Yes its the pathway for firefox users)

My olde way was to unpack the new to root and install it into that pathway.

2) My new way is do a one off symbolic link

:: Code ::

ln -s /home/name/folder/ /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

Replace home/name etc with where you unpack your plugin

Then when a new plugin is needed....I just use local user power to overwrite the old plugin

3) I use a non-standard partition for my data and its called /a

so it actually looks like this

:: Code ::

gordy@sid:~$ ls -al /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
total 8
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jul  5 11:11 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Jun 26 13:09 ..
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   38 Jul  5 11:11 -> /a/sidux/files/flash/

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