Flash plugin ?

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Sun Aug 17 16:14:46 UTC 2014

On Sun, 17 Aug 2014 17:03:16 +0100, Jamie Griffin wrote:
> linux-f10-flashplugin is currently unavailable as one of its dependent 
> package is marked as forbidden, i've not been able to get around it with 
> the usual tricks so i've installed it against the c6-linux emulation 
> package instead of the f10 one

Really? Uh, that's bad... Some time ago, I read that due to
licensing, there are Linux ports that you can compile from
source, but there won't be precompiled packages (as sources
for pkg) for them. Wouldn't it be possible to determine which
dependency is marked as forbidden, build that from source
(and I assume obtaining the source for a "make install" run
is _not_ forbidden) and continue from that point, either
with ports or with binary packages?

When I installed my system, I built all stuff from source,
so the mentioned obstacle might not have hit me for that
reason - or the obstacle is new. It's not that I install
or update my home system every day... or week... or moth...
or year... "never touch a running system"... ;-)

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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