Package Details: pipelight 1:0.2.8.2-2

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/pipelight.git (read-only)
Package Base: pipelight
Description: A browser plugin which allows one to use windows only plugins inside Linux browser
Upstream URL: https://launchpad.net/pipelight
Licenses: GPL2, MPL, LGPL2.1
Submitter: anish
Maintainer: anish
Last Packager: anish
Votes: 204
Popularity: 1.872799
First Submitted: 2013-08-18 22:14
Last Updated: 2016-02-18 07:42

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coderbrahmin commented on 2017-06-01 19:19

==> ERROR: Failure while downloading http://repos.fds-team.de/pluginloader/v0.2.8.2/pluginloader.tar.gz
Aborting...

Fincer commented on 2017-05-06 08:28

Thanks for the hint maccabbi! I got the plugin work with your instructions, though I made little additional changes to the PKGBUILD script (enabled x86_64 architecture).

To keep the hassle as minimum as possible, here's the PKGBUILD script I used:

https://pastebin.com/raw/FeSZBgFX

It has the changes maccabbi instructed earlier. Remember to include pipelight.install file as well and you're good to go.

And to get the plugin work, follow the basic steps:
1) close the web browser
2) make & install the plugin (pacman -U *.tar.xz)
3) delete $HOME/.wine-pipelight

In terminal, run:

4) sudo pipelight-plugin --create-mozilla-plugins
5) pipelight-plugin --enable silverlight5.1 (or whichever plugin you prefer)
6) pipelight-plugin --accept

Step 6 may not be necessary, but you may run the command just to make sure the plugin works in your browser. If the plugin still doesn't work, please see my comment below for possible solution.

maccabbi commented on 2017-05-02 15:39

I got it to work with a couple of changes

"pluginloader-v${pkgver}.tar.gz::http://repos.fds-team.de/pluginloader/v${pkgver}/pluginloader.tar.gz")
# "pluginloader-v${pkgver}.tar.gz.sig::http://repos.fds-team.de/pluginloader/v${pkgver}/pluginloader.tar.gz.sig"

change to:
"pluginloader-v${pkgver}.tar.gz::http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/pipelight/build/pluginloader-v0.2.8.2.tar.gz")
# "pluginloader-v${pkgver}.tar.gz.sig::http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/pipelight/build/pluginloader-v0.2.8.2.tar.gz.sig"

and change
_compilepluginloader=0
to
_compilepluginloader=1

Fincer commented on 2017-04-29 08:40

Damn this hassle. First I wondered why the domain was down. I ignored it for a few weeks, and returned to the issue now. The domain is still down. And now the explanation.

Luckily, the pipelight author has been kind enough to keep the pipelight code on BitBucket:

https://bitbucket.org/mmueller2012/pipelight/downloads/

felixonmars commented on 2017-04-13 18:39

The project has been discontinued: http://pipelight.net

seeegma commented on 2017-04-12 20:03

The domain http://repos.fds-team.de/ doesn't seem to be active any longer, and thus the package cannot be installed. Just click the link for "pluginloader-v0.2.8.2.tar.gz" under "Sources" above to see.

Fincer commented on 2017-04-12 06:26

@guiodic

Thanks for the hint! However, I'm already using firefox-kde-opensuse from AUR. As an alternative solution, I may just create a local & custom firefox package on my computer in which the firefox source has been edited to point to esr release.

guiodic commented on 2017-04-04 13:15

to Fincer: you should install firefox-esr-bin from AUR

Fincer commented on 2017-03-25 13:40

Pipelight not working on Firefox 52:

Mozilla has removed NPAPI support from Firefox 52 which prevents Pipelight and several other plugins from running. As a workaround, you can re-enable NPAPI support by opening about:config page and adding a new boolean value "plugin.load_flash_only". Set its value to "false".

The workaround may not be permanent but it works at the time of writing this reply.

Original question & answer here: https://askubuntu.com/questions/892743/netflix-on-firefox-52

Another issue related to dependencies:

I'm not sure but should this package include dependency of 'unixodbc' package as pipelight looks for a library file included in that package while executing 'pipelight-plugin --system-check' command

anish commented on 2016-09-05 21:29

Hey @GLTRV, this is not a pipelight issue, but a problem with gpg. See details here https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnupg/+bug/1342807

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