freebsd-questions Digest, Vol 131, Issue 6

Eric Schuele e.schuele at
Tue Apr 11 21:34:11 UTC 2006

Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 11, 2006 at 02:04:55PM -0700, Alfred Morgan wrote:
>> Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 08:47:07 -0500
>> From: Eric Schuele <e.schuele at>
>> Subject: Wanted: Flash player for <browser_of_choice>....
>> To: FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions at>
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>>> So... now that www/linux-flashplugin* are gone,  I was hoping to get 
>>> opinions on which alternative flashplayer(s) are reasonably good.
>> Why can't we do it like we did with java?  Where we had to download the 
>> linux version manually from a given URL saving it into our distfiles 
>> directory.  Then we would run the ports install procedure and all would be 
>> happy again.
> Because the software license says you may not use it on FreeBSD, period.

Any idea if anyone (the FreeBSD Foundation?) is going to attempt to 
change the situation?  Seems like flash support would be a useful 
feature for those using FreeBSD on the desktop.

> Kris


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