Getting Gnash

The Gnash team builds binary packages for a number of architectures, primary to make it easier for people to stay uptodate with Gnash between releases. You can get to the entire list via these links. Please remember these are often bleeding edge, but most of the time should be stable. Most problems can will likely be the following update.

Because these are experimental packages, there may be issues with dependencies, or other problems. The prefered place to get releases is from your regular distribution channel. These packages are built primarily to allow people to test snapshots of Gnash between official releases.

Package repositories are signed with following key

To add this key, use "apt-key add gnashdev.key" as root.

$ wget -O-|sudo apt-key add -

Debian or Ubuntu users can set their systems up to use our deb repository of Gnash snapshots. Add one of these to your sources.list file, and then run "apt-get update". There are packages for i386, amd64, armel, and mipsel. Not all combinations of architecture and distribution have packages due to not having all the needed hardware. Donations are appreciated.

For Debian:

deb lenny main
deb sid main
deb squeeze main

For Ubuntu:

deb maverick main
deb lucid main
deb karmic main
deb jaunty main

For gNewSense:

deb metad main The Jaunty and Karmic repositories are armel only. Karmic runs on the Genesi SmartTop and SmartBook, Jaunty on a Sharp NetWalker.


Fedora users can set their systems up to use our yum repository of Gnash snapshots. Create a gnash.repo file, put this following text as the contents, and the copy the file to /etc/yum.repos.d/.

name=Gnash Snapshot for Fedora $releasever


The One Laptop Per Child X0 machines are currently either geode based (the older ones), or VIA c7 based (the new beta ones), both of which are x86 based. However the OLPC distribution is based on Fedora 11, so the above works on the X0 as well. Adding our repository is the best way to keep flash working on your X0.


A binary zip file of an unoffical and unsupported windows port is here. The pubic GPG for this is at bwy.public-key.gpg.