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Date:      Tue, 31 Dec 2002 11:56:44 -0800 (PST)
From:      Wayne Lubin <wayneclubin@yahoo.com>
To:        dick hoogendijk <dick@nagual.st>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: flashpluginwrapper question
Message-ID:  <20021231195644.93341.qmail@web41314.mail.yahoo.com>
In-Reply-To: <20021231090434.GB16414@nagual.st>

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--- dick hoogendijk <dick@nagual.st> wrote:
> On 31 Dec Wayne Lubin wrote:
> > --- dick hoogendijk <dick@nagual.st> wrote:
> > > There is an info file in the /usr/ports
> directory
> > > about this program.
> > > It's better to install trought ports anyhow.
> 
> > I followed the directions in the info file and
> mozilla
> > still doesn't recognize the plugin. Strangly when
> I
> > logged out of gnome I got the following error msg
> > which may help
> > 
> > Failed to initialize share library
> >
>
/usr/X11R6/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer_linux.so
> >  [undefied symbol "__strtol_internal"]
> 
> That's very strange..
> Did you install through ports? (make install clean)?
> If not you may have missed some patches to the
> tarball.
> If yes, your Mozilla is newer than mine(?).
> The wrapper works perfectly on FreeBSD-4.7-release.
> 
> -- 
> dick -- http://www.nagual.st/ -- PGP/GnuPG key:
> F86289CE
> ++ Running FreeBSD 4.7 ++ Debian GNU/Linux (Woody)


I didn't use the ports. I just got the tarball,
untarballed it, did a make, make install, which
basically put lib/libflashplayer.so.1
into /usr/local/lib .   Then followed the directions
in the info file which entailed 

cp /usr/local/lib/flash/libflashplayer.so \
   
/usr/X11R6/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer_linux.so


cp /usr/local/lib/flash/ShockwaveFlash.class \
    /usr/X11R6/lib/mozilla/plugins/

and putting

LD_PRELOAD=/usr/local/lib/libflashplayer.so.1
export LD_PRELOAD

at the top of the file /usr/X11R6/bin/mozilla

just below the shebang

But I guess some more magic is required that the ports
takes care of. I did see in the ports makefile there
is a post patch section so like you say maybe some
patching is required. I was under the understanding
that this program was written specifialy for freebsd,
and thought it would not need patching. Well guess I
will use the port. Thanks for the help.

Wayne


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