flashplugin 11.2r202.238

Jamie Paul Griffin jamie at kode5.net
Thu Oct 4 18:30:17 UTC 2012


[ Jerry wrote on Thu  4.Oct'12 at 11:02:58 -0400 ]

> On Thu, 04 Oct 2012 05:30:06 -0800
> Beech Rintoul articulated:
> 
> > On 10/1/2012 11:56 PM, Volodymyr Kostyrko wrote:
> > > 01.10.2012 21:33, Jerry wrote:
> > >> I just finished installing "linux-f10-flashplugin-11.2r202.238".
> > >> For some inexplicable reason, it is no longer working. I followed
> > >> the directions in "UPDATING" but without success. I even cleared
> > >> out the entries in the "~/.mozilla/plugins" directory and reran
> > >> the command without results. In fact, now nothing is listed in the
> > >> directory and flash still doesn't work. Every time I reach a page
> > >> that requires flash, I am greeted with a message telling me I need
> > >> to download and install it.
> > >
> > > Could you please rerun nspluginwrapper -v -a -i? Is there anything
> > > in the system log?
> > 
> > I ran into the same problem. Tried for two days to get flash working
> > on a client's FreeBSD box. No go. I finally just copied 
> > npwrapper.libflashplayer.so into .mozilla/plugins, firefox found it
> > and now all works fine. seems nspluginwrapper -v -a -i is not
> > populating .mozilla/plugins.
> 
> Did you check the info at:
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/book.html
> 
> In particular, I ran into a problem with creating the link. I received
> an error message stating the link existed; however, even if it did it
> was not working correctly. I corrected it with this:
> 
> ln -s -F /usr/local/lib/npapi/linux-f10-flashplugin/libflashplayer.so /usr/local/lib/browser_plugins/
> 
> I then ran: "nspluginwrapper -v -a -i" and all is well, or at least as
> well as can be expected with Flash and FreeBSD. Not exactly a marriage
> made in heaven.

Yes, it is a bit of a PITA isn't it. I wish flashplayer could be replaced be something better that works on UNIX and all platforms for that matter. Maybe HTML 5 will enable people to do without this crap. 


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