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

David Demelier demelier.david at
Wed Jan 8 07:23:58 UTC 2014

On 07/01/2014 22:31, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote:
> 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.

Does it works really perfectly ? For me, it works unless I scroll the 
page too much which in that case destroy the flash context and goes full 
grey. It's a real pain. And some sites like are almost 

> Regards,
> rfg
> 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/ \
>            /usr/local/lib/browser_plugins/
> 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 directory is obsolete because I just now grepped the whole of:
>      /var/db/pkg/linux-f10-flashplugin-11.2r202.327_1/*
> 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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