Using Macromedia flash with native firefox
chandanh at gmail.com
Thu Apr 6 05:18:04 UTC 2006
This mail in the freebsd list archives describes what I did to get
firefox 1.0.7 and flash 6 working:
Look at how I had to change MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH (towards the end). Perhaps
this will do the trick for you too.
Ean Kingston wrote:
>I've been trying to get Macromedia Flash 6 (linux-flashplayer6) to work with
>native firefox (1.5) on FreeBSD 6.0 and running into some annoying problems.
>I know I needed linuxpluginwrapper to get this to work and so installed it
>along with the linux flash plugin port. I tried several times, reviewed the
>port build notes, looked for readmes, and searched some with Google. I found
>several detailed installation instructions but none of them worked for me.
>In order to get it to work, I copied flashplayer.xpt and libflashplayer.so
>from the linux-flashplayer6 installation directory into the browser_plugins
>directory. I took this from instructions for getting an older flashplayer5 to
>This at least got me to an error message (about not being able to locate
>libpthreads.so. That is one of the things that linuxpluginwrapper is supposed
>to take care of.
>After several more attempts at trying to resolve this, I resorted to a brute
>force method. I copied the flash6.so library that came with
>linuxpluginwrapper to the browser_plugins directory as libpthreads.so.
>This is a very bad solution but I got flash working.
>So, my question is how do I get this to work properly? For any who might be
>able to help, here is some relevant info:
>messy file copies:
>flashplayer.xpt -> ../linux-flashplugin6/flashplayer.xpt
>libdl.so.2 -> /usr/local/lib/pluginwrapper/flash6.so
>libflashplayer.so -> ../linux-flashplugin6/libflashplayer.so
>libpthread.so.0 -> /usr/local/lib/pluginwrapper/flash6.so
>So, how do I get this to work without the messy file copy?
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