Firefox and flash revisited. Don't shoot me for this post.

Christopher Hobbs chris at
Sat Sep 16 17:38:17 PDT 2006

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OK, let me preface this by saying flash 7 was marked broken for a reason
(a very good one at that).  I'm probably going to be stepping on some
toes here and I'd like to apologize in advance.  I've managed to install
the broken port by changing a couple of files and using macromedia's own
package.  It was a no-brainer.

I don't recommend doing this by any means.  I've carried out this
installation for two reasons, one was for development on an internal
machine that never touches the net.  Second because of the sheer volume
of people asking about how to do this, I was curious to see if it could
be done.

I've detailed the process here:

Let me say again, that this is a VERY bad idea.  There are serious
implications in installing this port.  Modification of the port's files
could probably break something that I don't completely understand as
well.  Use this at your own risk.

One last time, I'd like to apologize for stepping on any toes, but I
understand the annoyance of this port not functioning.

Thank you.
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