Status of Flash 9 on stable

Kevin Oberman oberman at
Wed Oct 15 14:49:47 PDT 2008

> Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 12:06:41 -0500
> From: eculp <eculp at>
> Sender: owner-freebsd-stable at
> Quoting Kevin Oberman <oberman at>:
> >> From: Tijl Coosemans <tijl at>
> >> Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 22:28:58 +0200
> >>
> >> On Tuesday 14 October 2008 20:30:47 Kevin Oberman wrote:
> >> > I have seen some messages that imply that flashplugin9 might be usable
> >> > on STABLE. The port is sill marked IGNORE, though:
> >> > ** Port marked as IGNORE: www/linux-flashplugin9:
> >> > 	Unstable, no sound, generally unusable state
> >> >
> >> > I also thought that there might be a solution to the sound issue.
> >> >
> >> > Can anyone confirm the status? I would be happy to delete the IGNORE
> >> > line if I thought it would work and I know what changes might be needed
> >> > to get it to work. Even without sound, it would probably be useful. Too
> >> > many sites are using Flash 9 for the entry page and there is no way to
> >> > get to the site at all with Flash 7.
>  From today's cvsup of Current, I still have the unmodified flash 9  
> port with the warning messages.  Has this actually been commited to  
> Current?

ATM the port has a simple IGNORE line that does not consider the version
under which it will be run. As Tijl mentioned, would remove the
IGNORE, but it has yet to be accepted by the port maintainer. If you are
running a system with the needed patches, just delete the IGNORE line in
the Makefile.

I do suggest that the patch make the IGNORE dependent on the
OSVERSION so it will continue to be IGNORE for versions where it won't
work (until supported versions all work). I belive patches for HEAD,
RELENG_7 and RELENG_6 have all been developed, so this may be moot if
the commits are actually made. 
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
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Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
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