NEVERMIND! Re: After updating ports, flash plugins for Firefox & Opera have gone AWOL

Ronald F. Guilmette rfg at
Tue Jan 7 21:31:19 UTC 2014

I guess that I must have accidentally done something right.

Anyway, flash is working perfectly now, for both Firefox and Opera.

Thanks for your help.


P.S.  While looking this problem, I went back to consult again the relevant
page from the FreeBSD Handbook, i.e.

Under section (Firefox and Adobe Flash Plugin), step 3 suggests
doing the following:

    # ln -s /usr/local/lib/npapi/linux-f10-flashplugin/ \

Strangely, on my system I don't seem to even have a /usr/local/lib/npapi
directory!  It doesn't exist.  And this is true even though the flash
plugin is (as I have said) now working perfectly with both Firefox and
Opera.  So what gives?  Is this particular passage from the Handbook
obsolete and (now) inaccurate?  If so, then I should probaby file a
documentation PR or something, no?

P.P.S.  I am thinking that the Handbook reference to a /usr/local/lib/npapi
directory is obsolete because I just now grepped the whole of:


for any mention of "npapi".  There isn't any.  That's what makes me think
that the Handbook reference to a /usr/local/lib/npapi directory is perhaps
bogus and obsolete.

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