I can not surf on Flash powered sites.

Brian Behlendorf brian at hyperreal.org
Thu Mar 3 23:33:55 GMT 2005

On Wed, 2 Mar 2005, Daniel Eischen wrote:
> Is it that hard to type 'firefox -g', alias firefox="firefox -g", or
> whatever, and use it that way for a few days to see if you can
> get a trace?

The only thing I hate more than complaining about something I can't spend 
the time to try to fix is spending time writing to justify my laziness. 
:) I did try to get a stace trace before, rebuilding all of firefox with 
debugging, and got a trace that indicated the problem was elsewhere with 
other libraries I'd have to also go off and rebuild with debugging, and so 
that cute flash animation my friends said I had to go see suddenly seemed 
that much less interesting to me, and I didn't look back.  This was also 
on RELENG_4, and the issue appeared to be threading-related, and since 
everyone was saying that threading in 4 was broken anyways and would be 
fixed in 5, I punted; I just haven't had time since upgrading to 5 a few 
weeks ago to look at it again.

> Most folks I know use the linuxpluginwrapper so we don't have
> any experience with the native flash player.  I think I recall
> trying it and it not working, hence the use of linuxpluginwrapper.

/usr/ports/www/linuxpluginwrapper/pkg-message says:

   Firefox has a double free problem wih Flash7.  So I don't
   support it.  Please don't send me a report about firefox.
   Of course, I always welcome to recieve fixed problems report.

That's kept me away from trying it.


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