flash: linux firefox vs linuxpluginwrapper

icantthinkofone icantthinkofone at charter.net
Sun Nov 11 17:07:52 PST 2007

Tino Engel wrote:
> icantthinkofone wrote:
>> 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 :)
>> btw, you don't need both native and Linux Firefox.  Native Firefox an 
>> do flash just fine.
>> _______________________________________________
> Well, how can it? I cannot build linuxpluginwrapper, it alway fails 
> saying:
> ===>  linuxpluginwrapper-20051113_8 doesn't support ELF symbol 
> versioning, yet..
> *** Error code 1
> I
> I am using RELENG_7 on i386.
How to install flash with native Firefox:

portinstall nspluginwrapper
portinstall linux-flashplugin7
portinstall linux-gtk2

There should be no need to set anything in firefox, you should simply 
run nspluginwrapper -a -v -i as the user who will be using FF, open it, 
and the plugins should be there.

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