Flash plugin ?

William A. Mahaffey III wam at hiwaay.net
Sun Aug 17 13:06:09 UTC 2014

On 08/17/14 06:58, Polytropon wrote:
> On Sun, 17 Aug 2014 06:56:27 -0500, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
>> one of my most haunted webpages is
>> http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=htx&product=N0R&overlay=11111111&loop=yes
>> to view local weather in motion .... when I just visited under FreeBSD
>> 9.3, FF31, both 64-bit, it says it needs a plugin to proceed, but
>> doesn't tell me what plugin. I guessed Adobe flash & 'pkg install
>> flash-0.9.5', but still nogo (it was a WAG ....) .... any help w/ what
>> plugin or package I need to view this webpage ? TIA ....
> Follow the instructions in the Handbook, there are more
> steps involved than just installing a package:
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/desktop-browsers.html
> See
> The mentioned page works for me (FreeBSD 8.2, Opera 11.50,
> linux-f10-flashplugin-10.3r183.5), so it should also work
> with today's software. :-)

OK, I just kicked off a 'make install' in 
/usr/ports/www/nspluginwrapper' & noticed 2 suspicious things: The port 
aparently uses the old pkg-tools to fetch stuff, while I am using pkgng 
for the rest of the system. I thought this would create problems, no ? 
If so, how come someone (ports maintainer ?) hasn't gone through & 
cleaned that up :-) ? 2nd, the make failed looking for some fedora 
compat files .... How come these weren't fetched & installed on the fly ?


	William A. Mahaffey III


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	 ever devised by man."
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