How to uninstall a flash port.

Chris Whitehouse cwhiteh at
Sun Mar 23 16:07:18 PDT 2008

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
>> locate
>> run nspluginwrapper
>> I'll try running without flashblock for a while and see what happens.
>> Chris
> What linux emulator are you running?

Sorry i've packed my computer :( but it is whatever comes as standard in 
7.0R or ports upgraded very soon afterwards.


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