NEVERMIND! Re: After updating ports, flash plugins for Firefox & Opera have gone AWOL
Ronald F. Guilmette
rfg at tristatelogic.com
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 22.214.171.124 (Firefox and Adobe Flash Plugin), step 3 suggests
doing the following:
# ln -s /usr/local/lib/npapi/linux-f10-flashplugin/libflashplayer.so \
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directory is obsolete because I just now grepped the whole of: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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