Flash in freebsd
sean at cyberwang.net
Wed Dec 27 13:30:47 PST 2006
Mario Lobo wrote:
> Read these instructions from Arjan van Leeuwen.
> It works perfectly !!
> Hi Henry, others,
> As of the latest weekly development release of Opera (see
> http://my.opera.com/desktopteam/blog/), it's now possible to use any Linux
> plugin in the native Opera for FreeBSD version, including Flash and
> Acrobat Reader. The feature will be included in the upcoming Opera 9.1.
> For now, it'll require some actions to get it to work, but if you'd like
> to experiment with this, this might help:
> 0) Make sure you have the x11/linux-xorg-libs port installed.
> 1) Download and extract the latest weekly release for both FreeBSD and
> (FreeBSD package is for FreeBSD 6.x and requires Qt installed)
> 2) Copy operapluginwrapper from the Linux package over to the FreeBSD
> $ cd opera-9.10-20061205.4-shared-qt.i386.freebsd-en-507
> cp ../opera-9.10-20061205.1-static-qt.i386-en-507/plugins/operapluginwrapper
> Now, if you want to run the Opera weekly directly from the package without
> installing (will use a fresh, empty profile, recommended):
> 3) Copy libnpp.so within the FreeBSD package to a new location:
> $ cp plugins/libnpp.so bin/libnpp.so
> 4) Run Opera
> $ ./opera
> If instead you want to install Opera for all users (will overwrite
> existing installations and use your default profile, not recommended with
> development releases like this):
> 3) Run install
> $ ./install.sh
> 4) Copy libnpp.so manually to the Opera binary directory
> $ cp plugins/libnpp.so /usr/local/share/opera/bin/
> 5) Run Opera
> $ /usr/local/bin/opera
> The actions described here do not affect Java; you'll still be able to run
> Java applets with the native version of Java (such as diablo-jdk or
> We appreciate any reports on whether this feature works as expected (or
> doesn't at all).
> On Tue, 21 Nov 2006 15:31:30 +0100, Henry Lenzi <henry.lenzi at gmail.com>
>> Thanks for you support. I have posted on the forum, on ocasion.
>> The main issues, for me, are
>> 1) Java (idiablo-jdk - it doesn't work, even though the path is right);
> I'm using it here - the path to use is
> /usr/local/diablo-jdk1.5.0/jre/lib/i386/. You can post on the forum if you
> have more problems with this. It could be that you're using a package
> that's compiled for a different version of FreeBSD; use the .4 package if
> you're on FreeBSD 6.
>> 2) the Flash plugin. Is there a way to use the Linux emulation layer
>> in order to get the plug-in working?
> See above :)
>> 3) Cyrillic fonts look small, and you can't make them bigger.
> I don't know about that, but you could file a bug at
> Best regards,
> Arjan van Leeuwen
Actually 9.10 was released and it is supposed to have support out of the
box for linux plugins. So why not try the latest release.
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