HOW-TO get Flash7 working!

Chuck Robey chuckr at
Tue Jan 15 11:46:22 PST 2008

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Boris Samorodov wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Jan 2008 15:08:50 -0500 Chuck Robey wrote:
>> Anyhow, I said I made no effort to record what I did, and if in  this case
>> I misremembered, please don't take it as an insult to your work, which does
> I didn't. I (as a developer) tried to help you (as a user) to track
> the difficulties.
>> look like you did a fine job of it.  This, at least, is one port that DOES
>> do things as I would have them.
> Well, since some other (may be 15-20) fc4-linux infrastructure port
> were written by me as well, I hope that there should be more that that
> one. :-)
>> The only way I'm going to get things to be for certain, it's to start over
>> from the beginning, and this time follow the procedures that any serious
>> porter (such as you) already knows by heart.   I'm not going to try to
>> repeat all that here.
> OK, great. And please, in any doubt about any (in this case linux)
> port's behaviour don't hesitate and write to this or emulation@ ML.

I just replied to Alex Leidinger's mail (where he replied to this one)
incorrectly.  I thought it was you, and didn;'t realize until after I'd
kicked off the send key.  Should have realized it from his use of
invective, and how he tried to paint this one error as if _all_ linux ports
installed correctly, and I was only confused.  No big loss, I ppointed out
there a particular example (/usr/ports/www/linux-firefox) that does install
into /usr/local, just didn't appreciate his painting it as if all I said
was wrong, and using the libdl thing as if I was wrong all around the ring.

I haven't sent any of this to emulation.  I dislike crossposting without
some truly major reason, and this thread did begin in ports.  I wonder,
does the fact that your own port installs into /compat mean that you,
yourself, agree with my thesis, that all Linux items belong inmstalled into
the /compat/linux tree?  What is your own opinion of this?

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