Using Macromedia flash with native firefox

Chandan Haldar chandanh at
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.

Good luck.


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 
>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 
> 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 library that came with 
>linuxpluginwrapper to the browser_plugins directory as
>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
> -> /usr/local/lib/pluginwrapper/
> -> ../linux-flashplugin6/
> -> /usr/local/lib/pluginwrapper/
>So, how do I get this to work without the messy file copy?

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