af.gourmet at videotron.ca
Tue Oct 27 00:05:58 UTC 2009
Thank you very much Herbert,
I appreciate your input.
As I wrote in my original query, I had auccessfully installed the
lilnux-flashplugin9 on FreeBSD 7.2 both on a 64 bit portable _ Acer
Travelmate 4400 - and on a couple of disks on the same machine (i386). I
followed the instructions from
upgrade FreeBSD. Once that's done the rest is straight forward.
Step 1: Enable Linux compatibility and linprocfs
Add linux_enable="YES" to /etc/rc.conf. Add
compat.linux.osrelease=2.6.16 to /etc/sysctl.conf. Add
OVERRIDE_LINUX_BASE_PORT=f8 to /etc/make.conf. Add this line to /etc/fstab:
linproc /usr/compat/linux/proc linprocfs rw 0 0
Then run these commands:
mkdir -p /usr/compat/linux/proc
Step 2: Update ports and install all the needed software
You will now need to install the following ports and their
cd /usr/ports/emulators/linux_base-f8 && make install clean
cd /usr/ports/www/linux-flashplugin9 && make install clean
cd /usr/ports/www/nspluginwrapper && make install clean
Follow the nspluginwrapper instructions to enable all
# nspluginwrapper -v -a -i
Auto-install plugins from /usr/X11R6/lib/browser_plugins
Looking for plugins in /usr/X11R6/lib/browser_plugins
Auto-install plugins from /usr/local/lib/npapi/linux-flashplugin
Looking for plugins in /usr/local/lib/npapi/linux-flashplugin
Install plugin /usr/local/lib/npapi/linux-flashplugin/libflashplayer.so
Auto-install plugins from /root/.mozilla/plugins
Looking for plugins in /root/.mozilla/plugins
Restart or open Firefox 3 and enter about:plugins into your
address bar. You should see something like the following:
And that's it! Open your favourite Flash site and all should
If your browser doesn't register the Shockwave Flash plugin
as pictured above, you might need to do a bit of extra work as I had to
do on one of my machines:
cd /usr/local/lib/firefox3/plugins && ln -s
I'm not sure why one of my machines needed this, but it
might happen to you so this is just a heads up.
Update: I have learned that the change with the plugin
directory is due to a change in FreeBSD's Firefox 3 port. If you're
running port version 3.0.1_1 or later you will need to use the new
plugin directory as shown above. CVS change history can be seen here.
Worked without a problem. But while learning how to dump/restore to make
clones, I cannot imagine what happened, but I found that the machines
now had lilnux-fc4 distribution. This did not work. I have tried to
install all the versions of linux, except the f10, and all versions of
flashplayer 0 7, 9 and even 10 ... no way will it work...so I just have
to abandon it an accept the fact that Adobe sucks just as much as
I have also tried following the instructions in the manual and have lost
a tremendous lot of time... really, this is the kind of shit that we
just don't need ... why do we tolerate the likes of Adobe and MS?
herbert langhans wrote:
> I have some instructions on http://freebsd.langhans.com.pl/af/index.html - not updated for a while, but it might be some useful input.
> herb langhans
> On Sat, Oct 24, 2009 at 07:56:58PM -0400, PJ wrote:
>> Is there any definitive install guide for flashplugin.
>> I was able to install it on a 7.2 64bit machine and then on an i386 but
>> somehow it has morphed into god-knows-what and no longer works.
>> I thought I had installed it with linux-f8 emulations but I found the
>> linux-f4 on the machine... so I don't know what is going on.
>> Now, trying to reinstall under linux-f8 and flashplugin9 does not work...
>> Adobe seems to be toally unreliable as to what they are doing with their
>> software; at least from what I can see about the problems users are
>> having with their products.
>> So, the question - what is the latest method to get the flashplugin to
>> work - what linux emulation, whick version of flashplugin... stumble,
>> bumble and mumble ...
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