[This method also works for Kubuntu 8.04 64 bit and Flock 1.1 - see the update at the end of this post]
This turned out to be easier than I thought! First you need to get the deb file from getdeb.net and install it manually it manually:
sudo dpkg -i flock_1.0-5~getdeb1_amd64.deb
This will set up Flock on your system and create the appropriate menu entries.
Next job is to get Flash installed. Flock is actually a 32bit application but runs on 64bit, so it understands 32bit plugins (I think that is right) so no need to worry about using something like nspluginwrapper to create a 64bit plugin for us (Adobe Flash is not available as a 64bit Linux binary yet). Download Flash from here: http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz and untar the file (tar xvzf install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz). We need to extract one file from here rather than using the installer. You will now have a directory named "install_flash_player_9_linux" in it is a file named "libflashplayer.so", copy this to /usr/share/flock/plugins.
If you launch Flock and type "about:plugins" in the address bar, you should now see that Flash is installed.
*** UPDATE *** The version of Flock on getdeb.net was upgraded to 1.0.5 on Sunday 20th January 2008. If you followed these instructions before then, you will have version 1.0.1 on your machine. You don't need to follow all of these steps from scratch to upgrade. Just download the new deb file and then install with the command:
sudo dkg -i flock_1.0.5~getdeb1_amd64.deb
The system will detect that you have an earlier version of Flock installed and will upgrade it. You will see these lines as the process takes place:
Preparing to replace flock 1.0-1~getdeb1 (using flock_1.0.5-1~getdeb1_amd64.deb)...
Unpacking replacement flock ...
Setting up flock (1.0.5-1~getdeb1) ...
*** UPDATE 2 ***
You might find that when you set Flock as your preferred browser and then click on a link that you got by email, that Flock will just open up, but not display the page in the link.
This is very easy to solve, locate the file /usr/bin/flock-browser and change it so it looks like this:
The'$1' bit tells the script to pass flock the first argument, this is the URL that you want to see.
*** UPDATE 3 - 14th May 2008 ***
The method above works with Kubuntu 8.04 64 bit, but you will notice that you cannot get to any sites when you first install Flock, instead getting messages like "Sever not found". This can be fixed easily: in the address bar enter about:config then in the "Filter" field enter ipv6, you should now see only one preference setting network.dns.disableIPV6 set this to true (by clicking on it). You should now be able to use the browser. This solution was found at: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=772396
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