The scandalous status of linux-flashplugin9

RW fbsd06 at
Mon Oct 8 09:46:35 PDT 2007

On Mon, 8 Oct 2007 09:52:18 -0500
"Scot Hetzel" <swhetzel at> wrote:

> On 10/8/07, Willy Picard <picard at> wrote:

> > The thing that shocked me is the fact that the port is still in the
> > ports tree
> > even if it does not work! (It compiles but each try to view a Flash
> > animation
> > leads to a segmentation fault of Firefox). If we want the FreeBSD
> > community to
> > be focused on quality (I assume we all want), then this port should
> > be removed
> > from the ports tree or at least marked as broken.
> >
e the port should be marked broken for OSVERSION < 7000xx, and
> compat.linux.osrelease = 2.4.2, as the flash9 plugin may require
> 2.6.16 linux emulation.

No it shouldn't.

I've never seen it crash a browser, and it works to a limited extent on
some sites that can't be navigated without it.

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