Joined: Nov. 2006
||Posted: June 03 2008,19:57
Flash should not fail or crash just because alsa is not set up, it will just play video silently. At least that is what I have read as well as experienced.
Also, you did have the .deb installed before you ran the deb2dsl script, right? If not, it will not work right. In fact, since files of the same name that are in the libc6**.deb are already in the base system, the script will probably just package up the files from the base system into the .dsl rather than from the .deb. That is since the script fetches the files from the system and not from the .deb. The simple way I do it is this, and it is in the book I believe as well. Starting in the same directory as my libc6**.deb file:
# mkdir 1
# dpkg -x libc6**.deb 1
# cd 1
# find . > /tmp/libc6.list
# tar -T /tmp/libc6.list -czvf /tmp/libc6.dsl
I am sure there are other/better ways of doing that, and I am away from my machine and such but that should work if memory serves.
Of course, this is a quick and dirty hack to get flash playing. Making an updated glibc for an extension would need to be done the right way with a much more thought out process, even if this does just work.