Showing posts with label nspluginwrapper. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nspluginwrapper. Show all posts

21 March 2013

366. nspluginwrapper on debian testing/wheezy

I only recently realised that nspluginwrapper wasn't in the debian wheezy/testing repos -- and it is absolutely necessary if you want to get BankID to work (here and here).

The easiest way to install nspluginwrapper in debian is to enable the stable repos. E.g. on my wheezy laptop I have the following /etc/apt/sources.list:
deb wheezy main contrib non-free
deb squeeze main contrib non-free
While normally you shouldn't mix different repos without some pretty strict apt-pinning policies, this works since apt automatically pulls in the newest version of each package -- and that'd be the package in wheezy which is the distro I'm using.

If that still makes you nervous, the second easiest option is simply to compile nspluginwrapper yourself. It's complicated a little bit by bug 682678.

sudo apt-get install libc6-dev-i386 g++-multilib checkinstall libglib2.0-dev build-essential libgtk2.0-dev libcurl4-gnutls-dev libxt-dev
mkdir ~/tmp
cd ~/tmp
tar xvf nspluginwrapper-1.4.4.tar.gz
cd nspluginwrapper-1.4.4/
sudo checkinstall

Error 1:
make fails with complaints about
/usr/include/features.h -> bits/predefs.h

It's fixed by installig libc6-dev-i386

Error 2:
make fails with a message about
skipping incompatible libsupc++.a

It's fixed by installing g++-multilib