I can not surf on Flash powered sites.

Brian Behlendorf brian at collab.net
Wed Mar 2 00:37:34 GMT 2005

On Wed, 2 Mar 2005, Phil Schulz wrote:
> On 03/01/05 23:23, Ege Mukan wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I am the Freebsd+Xfce4 user from Turkey. Recently (on 26th of Feb 2005),
>> I've CVSUP my system  using stable-suppfile and ports-suppfile. And un
>> expectedly my system became 5.4 Prelease. I've installed firefox 1.0
>> and mozilla 1.7, and also flashplugin for them from the ports directory.
>> Nowavadays whenever I want to surf on websites which contains flash
>> things my firefox or mozilla shuts itself.
> The reason for mozilla/firefox to exit with signal 6 is a MFC from three 
> weeks ago:
> http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/src/lib/libpthread/thread/thr_mutex.c?f=h#rev1.45.2.1

It's been something I've noticed for a long, long time, not just within 
the last three weeks.  I do try it every couple of weeks to see if it 
works, but the best it gets is two-three web sites and then the seg fault. 
I realize until I sit down with a stack trace I haven't earned the right 
to complain, so I haven't yet, figuring it'll be important enough someday 
to someone clueful enough.  Or, Macromedia will some day lighten up and 
let Mozilla include it as part of the web browser by default.  Or 

> The commit message suggests that www/linuxpluginwrapper needs to be rebuild, 
> which will not be easy until you have followed the instructions from the 
> 20041231 entry in /usr/ports/UPDATING

How is www/linuxpluginwrapper involved when using 
/usr/ports/www/flashplugin-firefox or www/flashplugin-mozilla?  If you're 
using the www/linux-flashplugin port, maybe, but that's proven just as 
prone to crashes for me.  The most stable attempt has involved running 
linux-firefox (or linux-mozilla) with linux-flashplugin.


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