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Linux .tar.gz download is missing files

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The .tar.gz installation archive download is either missing files or the installation instructions need to be corrected. When untarred, only the file "libflashplayer.so" is unpacked. Per the installation instructions, "a directory called install_flash_player_10_linux will be created" and it should contain a file "flashplayer-installer":
~/downloads$ tar -tf install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz  
I've downloaded it 3 times, so I doubt this is an instance of random corruption. Also, if libflashplayer.so is placed in the Firefox plugins directory, it causes Firefox to segfault upon loading any Flash-using web page. Investigating with strace leads me to believe this is due to missing libraries (which, I'm guessing, should be installed by the nonexistent flashplayer-installer script).
Am I missing something obvious here?
The best answer: I was able to get Flash working by installing libCURL and manually installing libflashplayer.so. I would like to point out that the libCURL dependency is not mentioned in the installation instructions anywhere. Maybe the non-existant installer program is supposed to notify you if you are missing dependencies?
Either way, something is broken.


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