Wanted: Flash player for <browser_of_choice>....

Chris Hill chris at monochrome.org
Wed Apr 12 00:52:30 UTC 2006

On Tue, 11 Apr 2006, Gary Kline wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 11, 2006 at 06:41:16PM -0500, Eric Schuele wrote:
>> Joseph Vella wrote:
>>> On Tuesday 11 April 2006 06:47, Eric Schuele wrote:
>>>> [Hoping this isn't too OT for the list]
>>>> So... now that www/linux-flashplugin* are gone,  I was hoping to get
>>>> opinions on which alternative flashplayer(s) are reasonably good.  I use
>>>> firefox and would prefer a plugin for it... but am generally interested
>>>> in the state of any flash player.  I know there are a handful in ports,
>>>> just wanted some opinions.
>>>> Could anyone please offer their opinion on
>>>>  - which alternative they are using
>>>>  - why
>>>>  - comment(s) on installation ease (or lack thereof)
>>>>  - is it a standalone or plugin
>>> I missed it.  Why is www/linux-flashplugin* gone?
>> From /usr/ports/UPDATING:
>> 20060408:
>>   AFFECTS: users of www/linux-flashplugin*
>>   AUTHOR: hrs at FreeBSD.org
>>   These ports have been removed because the End User License Agreement
>>   explicitly forbids to run the Flash Player on FreeBSD.
>>   For more details, see
>>     http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/license/desktop/

> 	Good grief!  Is this even under linux-emulatio?  Oughtta read
> 	the URL.  WHat a pain!

Seriously. But there it is, in section 3.a.(D) of the given URL:
   "You may not use the Software on ... any operating system that
    is not an Authorized Operating System."

I wonder why Macromedia felt the need to pay their lawyers to add this 
clause. I will email them and ask, if I can find a way to do so.

Serious question: If one already happened to have this package 
installed, could he hold onto it by editing pkgtools.conf to contain
     HOLD_PKGS = [



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