Package Details: pipelight 1:

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: pipelight
Description: A browser plugin which allows one to use windows only plugins inside Linux browser
Upstream URL:
Licenses: GPL2, MPL, LGPL2.1
Submitter: anish
Maintainer: anish
Last Packager: anish
Votes: 205
Popularity: 1.128007
First Submitted: 2013-08-18 22:14
Last Updated: 2016-02-18 07:42

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rigon commented on 2017-06-26 16:37

I tried to activate Silverlight plugin in Firefox ESR, but I wasn't able to do so...
After digging into the problem, I found some libraries were missing with:

pipelight-plugin --system-check

I search for packages that install those libraries, and I got it working.

The libraries are the following, and if you feel if it correct, please add them to the dependencies:

(AUR) lib32-smbclient
(AUR) lib32-unixodbc

rigon commented on 2017-06-26 16:29

I managed to install pipelight from here:
I downloaded the necessary files into a local webserver:

mkdir -p /srv/http/pluginloader/v0.2.8.2
wget -O /srv/http/pluginloader/v0.2.8.2/pluginloader.tar.gz
wget -O /srv/http/pluginloader/v0.2.8.2/pluginloader.tar.gz.sig

Then, I added an entry in hosts file (run as root):

echo >> /etc/hosts

Re-run the installation and should work!

coderbrahmin commented on 2017-06-01 19:19

==> ERROR: Failure while downloading

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:

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${pkgver}.tar.gz.sig::${pkgver}/pluginloader.tar.gz.sig"

change to:
# "pluginloader-v${pkgver}.tar.gz.sig::"

and change

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:

felixonmars commented on 2017-04-13 18:39

The project has been discontinued:

seeegma commented on 2017-04-12 20:03

The domain 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


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

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