Flash plugin ?

William A. Mahaffey III wam at hiwaay.net
Sun Aug 17 16:21:10 UTC 2014

On 08/17/14 10:58, Roland Smith wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 17, 2014 at 08:50:48AM -0500, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
>> On 08/17/14 08:11, Polytropon wrote:
>>> On Sun, 17 Aug 2014 08:12:19 -0500, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
>>>> 2nd, the make failed looking for some fedora
>>>> compat files .... How come these weren't fetched & installed on the fly ?
>>> Oh, I thought that would be a dependency... install the
>>> linux_base-f10 port, it should include the dependencies.
>>> Make sure you have Linux ABI in the kernel (should be the
>>> default) and check if your /etc/fstab has
>>> 	linproc  /compat/linux/proc   linprocfs   rw  0  0
>>> 	proc     /proc                procfs      rw  0  0
>>> included. Remember: This is the _Linux_ version of "Flash"
>>> running via FreeBSD's alternative binary interface, so it
>>> expects certain Linux facilities to be present. The port
>>> mentioned provides those.
>> There was/is a pkg for this, I installed that & proceeded, it eventually
>> finished. Now I am looking around for the actual flash plugin, mozilla
>> doesn't have one (!!!!), any idea where to go for that ? TIA ....
> Have you followed the directions in
> https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/desktop-browsers.html completely?
> Including running nspluginwrapper?
> You might want to remind the people running the website in question that the
> nineties have been over for some time now. Even Adobe is abandoning Flash (at
> least on mobile devices) in favor os HTML5.
> Roland

Word dat on old tech, it's a US-gov website (NOAA or subset), they might 
still be using that 20 years from now. I have followed those directions 
completely, AFAIK, I just can't find the actual flash plugin to load & 
use ....


	William A. Mahaffey III


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