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Date:      Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:22:07 -0500
From:      "William A. Mahaffey III" <wam@hiwaay.net>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Ongoing problems w/ flash for Opera/FF31 ....
Message-ID:  <5418478F.6050102@hiwaay.net>
In-Reply-To: <5413162F.4000303@gmail.com>
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On 09/12/14 10:50, Jamie Griffin wrote:
>
> On 12/09/2014 15:14, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
>>
>> On 09/12/14 05:02, Jamie Griffin wrote:
>>>
>>> On 11/09/2014 16:09, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
>>>>
>>>> On 09/11/14 08:45, Jamie Griffin wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> On 11/09/2014 14:20, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Sooooooooo tacky to self-reply, but I persist .... It looks to me 
>>>>>> like this port is locked-up *fried* .... it depends on another 
>>>>>> f10 package which is apparently broken, & probably won't be 
>>>>>> fixed, since f10 support ended about 6 years ago .... Am I 
>>>>>> reading this correctly ? If so, are there any plans to try to 
>>>>>> work around this issue w/ this port ? I have a newer curl 
>>>>>> installed, many versions later than the F10 version, why can't 
>>>>>> the port use my newer installed version ? FF & Opera both need 
>>>>>> this plugin to render flash correctly (& yes, I acknowledge that 
>>>>>> flash *sux*), I sure wish this would get fixed :-) ....
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Please see this site https://github.com/xmj/linux-ports and follow 
>>>>> the instructions there for either linux-f10 or linux-c6 base which 
>>>>> also includes the flash plugin setup instructions.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for your prompt & precise response. It puts me in a bit of a 
>>>> bind, since I have never used github :-/ .... I'm on FBSD 9.3, so 
>>>> no linux-c6 (apparently) available. My distinfo in my 
>>>> linux-f10-flashplugin ports directory already shows the same info 
>>>> on the webpage, i.e. I seem to be already using the software 
>>>> referenced above, non ? Please advise & thanks for any guidance you 
>>>> can provide :-) ....
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> You just install git and clone the repo and then follow the commands 
>>> in the README.
>>>
>>> However, I would recommend using youtube-dl and/or mpv. You can 
>>> stream the videos from youtube with either program or you can 
>>> download the file and watch with vlc, for example. That is what I 
>>> do. Flash player is awful software.
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>>
>>
>> I quite agree on flash, however, several sites useful to me use it. 
>> Some of these are U.S. Gov't sites (NOAA, NWS), which I suspect 
>> aren't likely to change on a whim, especially my whim :-) .... Thus, 
>> I would like to get flash working if possible. I am already using the 
>> version of the flash plugin referenced above, & it is a nogo for me. 
>> I was mostly just checking on the status of that port, seeing if it 
>> was still active, etc. Latest version posted in late August, so it 
>> seems alive. It might be being maintained only for newer FBSD (10 or 
>> 11) .... if so, it would be nice to know that ....
>>
>>
>
> The version of flash may be the same but some of its dependencies may 
> not be. I have used that method to install the f10 flash-plugin from 
> that site recently and use it currently.
>
> That's all the info I can give on it.
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What version of FBSD are you running ? Just checking .... TIA & thx for 
help so far :-) ....


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	William A. Mahaffey III

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