flash: linux firefox vs linuxpluginwrapper

Chuck Robey chuckr at chuckr.org
Sat Nov 10 18:30:43 PST 2007

Boris Samorodov wrote:
> On Fri, 9 Nov 2007 17:08:12 -0500 Philip M. Gollucci wrote:
>> Philip M. Gollucci wrote:
>>> John wrote:
>>>> I've been struggling to get a handle on the FreeBSD system.  Making good
>>>> progress, but then I ran into the fact that Firefox on FreeBSD can't do
>>>> flash.  Definite showstopper, for me.  Ok, then I tried to use the
>>>> linuxpluginwrapper approach, and it didn't work.
>>>> It made me recall, in reading up on FreeBSD, I did see where somebody
>>>> installed both Firefox and Linx-firefox.
>>>> So before I do battle with this Linux wrapper approach, I wondered if I
>>>> would be better off simply installing the Linux-firefox?
>>>> Is that easier?  More likely to work?
>>> http://unix.derkeiler.com/Mailing-Lists/FreeBSD/questions/2007-07/msg01919.html
>> ----> cd /usr/ports/emulators/linux_base-fc6 ; make install clean
>> There is now:
>> cd /usr/ports/emulators/linux_base-f7 ; make install clean
>> which you should use instead -- its newer :)

Wow, what great timing, I was just starting to look about for a browser 
to give me flash.  Let me ask this again, both for my own use, and for 
those folks (like me) who have googled this without success so far: if I 
wanted, as far as possible, to stay with FreeBSD-native apps (but 
willing to do whatever it takes, IF its the only way to success) how 
does someone get to having a browser run on FreeBSD, with the main 
requirement, that it run Flash.

Oh.  One more qualification (I can get a bit picky, I guess).  I notice 
that there's a port for flashplugin9, not just 7.  Is there ANY setup 
that allows flash9, not just flash7?  The only limitation I keep active 
is, I don't run MS software.  No Windows.  I suppose, if it's the best 
way, I could even choose Wine (does this make me a Wino?)

'Preciate this, I'm anxious to get started.  If I'm forced to it, I have 
a great amount of disk, I would give as much disk as it needs, to get 
this, I just need to overcome old prejudices over using too much disk. 
I guess I can't get used to having gigabytes, not megabytes, to play with.

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