64bit Flash for Linux

This has been a pain for a long time.  I went though and installed flash for Linux in this method but it only half worked for my 64bit distro in Ubuntu.  Too many problems coordinating with 32bit libraries and I would have flash applications that loaded fine but would not accept clicks, for example a video that I cannot pause or fast forward.  I set out to find a solution, as I realized this was a problem not with flash but with coordinating that flash with a 64bit distro.  For those interested, there is a 64 bit, Linux release and it’s installation is far more simple.  It is located on Adobe’s website, but hidden deep in some of the small text, definitely not a feature that stands out until you read through the page.  Here’s the solution:

## installFlash64.sh

function die {
	if [ "$1" == "" ]; then
		echo "[*] ERROR -- Not Specified."
		echo "[*] ERROR -- $1"
	exit 1

function check_root {
	if [ "`whoami`" != "root" ]; then
		die "You need root to install the 64bit Flash Player."

## Set root user
echo "You are root, the install will begin now."

## Download the package
echo "Downloading..."
wget http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashplayer10/libflashplayer-

## Untar the package
echo "Unpacking..."
tar xzvf libflashplayer-

## Move the file
echo "Installing..."
cp -v libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

## Clean Up
echo "Cleaning..."
rm -rf libflashplayer.so libflashplayer-

## Done!
echo "Done!"
exit 0

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