Flash & Java Plugins for Flock : Ubuntu (6.06 / 6.10)

By | 2006/10/22

Many of you might be familiar with my post concerning How to install Flock on Ubuntu. I’ve been using Flock now for months and I really enjoy it. Recently, however, I noticed that a few multimedia functions that I had supported in Firefox were not supported in Flock, despite the fact that the correct plugins were installed. After a little research I realized that this was due to Flock merely not knowing where to find them. Below is a quick one-line command to make sure Flock matches any multimedia support that Firefox has, whether this be Flash Player 9 Beta on Ubuntu, Java, etc.

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/* /opt/flock/plugins

Basically, if you didn’t follow what that command does, it simply creates a symbolic link inside the flock/plugins folder to any plugin available in firefox. Running this command will make sure that anything supported as a Firefox plugin will also be supported as a Flock plugin (this, of course, is based on the fact that Flock is based on Firefox).

note: if you’ve added or updated any plugins for Firefox you may need to repeat the command to re-sync anything new to your Flock plugins.

6 thoughts on “Flash & Java Plugins for Flock : Ubuntu (6.06 / 6.10)

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  2. James

    tried on kubuntu Intrepid…

    “ln: creating symbolic link `/opt/flock/plugins’: No such file or directory”

  3. Tim Taylor

    Thank you SO much, I like flock a lot, and i was about to give up on it until i found this page! Thanks

  4. lpr


    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/* /usr/share/flock/plugins

  5. caraka

    If you just untarred Flock into your home directory as I did, then this is the command:

    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/* /home/yourusername/flock/plugins

    Flock2.5 into Ubuntu Jaunty (9.04) – June 09

  6. Enric

    Thanks a lot!!

    Flock is a fantastic browser.

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