how to enable linux flash player in firefox

Tore Lund toreld at
Sat Jan 27 14:15:02 UTC 2007

Andreas Davour wrote:
> On Sat, 27 Jan 2007, Tijl Coosemans wrote:
>> Flash9 is very unstable though, so you'll probably want to stay with 
>> flash7 for now.
> Since I have had serious problems getting even Flash7 to work, following 
> instructions found here at the list, could you please summarize the 
> steps for getting the older Flash version running? I'm begining to 
> suspect something more is needed than the information I've found. Do 
> e.g. I have to run firefox under Linux emulation?

I think it is not a matter of detailing steps.  I have used the "steps"
in question many times over in order to get linux-flashplugin7 working
with native Firefox, with no luck whatsoever.

However, after installing 6.2-RELEASE, I have added some packages with
portinstall -PP, and for some reason, linux-flashplugin7 now works on my
system.  I suspect this happened because my PKG_SITES is set to
ftp:.../i386/packages-6-stable/.  Most likely, some library was updated,
and this did the trick.  Wish I knew precisely which update that was.

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