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I roll out a Debian Etch box and forget that Flash is not in the repositories

It's been so long since I built a Debian Etch box, I had to find my own entry on Debian's decision to take the Flash Player Nonfree plugin out of Etch and restrict it to Debian Backports.
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If you do want Flash (and many of us do need it, even if we don't always want it), there is a page on the Debian Wiki about how to use Backports solely for the purposes of installing the Flash player. That's if you don't use a lot of Backports (and I don't use any) and don't want to use that repository for anything other than Flash.

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