flash: linux firefox vs linuxpluginwrapper
chuckr at chuckr.org
Sat Nov 10 18:30:43 PST 2007
Boris Samorodov wrote:
> On Fri, 9 Nov 2007 17:08:12 -0500 Philip M. Gollucci wrote:
>> Philip M. Gollucci wrote:
>>> John wrote:
>>>> I've been struggling to get a handle on the FreeBSD system. Making good
>>>> progress, but then I ran into the fact that Firefox on FreeBSD can't do
>>>> flash. Definite showstopper, for me. Ok, then I tried to use the
>>>> linuxpluginwrapper approach, and it didn't work.
>>>> It made me recall, in reading up on FreeBSD, I did see where somebody
>>>> installed both Firefox and Linx-firefox.
>>>> So before I do battle with this Linux wrapper approach, I wondered if I
>>>> would be better off simply installing the Linux-firefox?
>>>> Is that easier? More likely to work?
>> ----> cd /usr/ports/emulators/linux_base-fc6 ; make install clean
>> There is now:
>> cd /usr/ports/emulators/linux_base-f7 ; make install clean
>> which you should use instead -- its newer :)
Wow, what great timing, I was just starting to look about for a browser
to give me flash. Let me ask this again, both for my own use, and for
those folks (like me) who have googled this without success so far: if I
wanted, as far as possible, to stay with FreeBSD-native apps (but
willing to do whatever it takes, IF its the only way to success) how
does someone get to having a browser run on FreeBSD, with the main
requirement, that it run Flash.
Oh. One more qualification (I can get a bit picky, I guess). I notice
that there's a port for flashplugin9, not just 7. Is there ANY setup
that allows flash9, not just flash7? The only limitation I keep active
is, I don't run MS software. No Windows. I suppose, if it's the best
way, I could even choose Wine (does this make me a Wino?)
'Preciate this, I'm anxious to get started. If I'm forced to it, I have
a great amount of disk, I would give as much disk as it needs, to get
this, I just need to overcome old prejudices over using too much disk.
I guess I can't get used to having gigabytes, not megabytes, to play with.
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