How to uninstall a flash port.

Chris Whitehouse cwhiteh at
Sun Mar 23 06:00:24 PDT 2008

Eduardo Cerejo wrote:
> On Sat, 22 Mar 2008 21:03:18 +0000
> Chris Whitehouse <cwhiteh at> wrote:
>> Al Plant wrote:
>>> Eduardo Cerejo wrote:
>>>>> I installed the Linux flash9 port on a new 7.0 box to work with 
>>>>> SeaMonkey and it dies when it reaches flash using sites.
>>>>> How can I de-install this port with out causing problems to other 
>>>>> programs?
>>>>> I cant find it in the  handbook how to's.   Im I missing something?
>>>>> Thanks...
>>>> by the way you can use linux-flash7 instead and if you are using the 
>>>> native FreeBSD firefox and not linux-firefox you have to install and 
>>>> use nspluginwrapper or else it will not work, your second alternative 
>>>> is gnash which works natively with firefox.  To use nspluginwrapper 
>>>> you would have to run this after the install.
>>>> nspluginwrapper -i 
>>>> /usr/local/lib/npapi/linux-flashplugin/
>>>> remember for the linux plugins to embed on the native firefox they 
>>>> need some kind of wrapper.  Flashplugin9 will not work with native 
>>>> firefox or linux-firefox and I think it's because the linux emulator 
>>>> uses an old version of linux so we have to wait until it changes to a 
>>>> more current version.
>> Sorry not a response to the OP but hopefully useful correction:
>> %uname -sr
>> FreeBSD 7.0-STABLE
>> %pkg_info -Ix firefox
>> firefox-,1 Web browser based on the browser portion of Mozilla
>> %pkg_info -Ix plugin
>> linux-flashplugin-9.0r115 Adobe Flash Player NPAPI Plugin
>> nspluginwrapper- A compatibility plugin for Netscape 4 (NPAPI) 
>> plugins
>> ...
>> I don't actually see a lot of flash as I have flashblock installed but I 
>> can't recall having probs when I have chosen to view it, except it still 
>> doesn't work with youtube. I've just installed wine and win32 
>> firefox+flashplugin for youtube and bbc iplayer and that works fine.
> Are you trying to tell me that you got flash 9 working?  I sure would like to know how to get it working without crashing.

Yes though like I say I also use flashblock so I only see the flash I 
want to.  I'm moving house at the moment so I can't try and recreate my 
steps to install it but it was something like:

install firefox, linux-flashplugin9, nspluginwrapper from ports
run nspluginwrapper

I'll try running without flashblock for a while and see what happens.


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