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Old 12th May 2008
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Default Flash problems on FreeBSD 6.3

Hello,-

I am having some trouble installing Flash on FreeBSD 6.3 with Gnome.

I have tried:
1. Installing the www/linuxpluginwrapper
2. Installing the www/linux-flashplugin7
3. Uninstalling the two above, as they didn't work
4. Installing the www/nspluginwrapper

Now that I try to re-install the linux-flashplugin, I get this:

Code:
signon# cd /usr/ports/www/linux-flashplugin7 && make install clean
===>  Vulnerability check disabled, database not found
===>  Found saved configuration for linux-flashplugin-7.0r70
=> fp7_archive.zip doesn't seem to exist in /usr/ports/distfiles/flashplugin.
=> Attempting to fetch from http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/installers/archive/.
fetch: http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/installers/archive/fp7_archive.zip: size mismatch: expected 33513720, actual 39658950
=> Attempting to fetch from ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/distfiles/flashplugin/.
fetch: ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/distfiles/flashplugin/fp7_archive.zip: File unavailable (e.g., file not found, no access)
=> Couldn't fetch it - please try to retrieve this
=> port manually into /usr/ports/distfiles/flashplugin and try again.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/www/linux-flashplugin7.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/www/linux-flashplugin7.
signon#
I have posted about this problem previously at:

http://freebsdbbs.com/forums/showthread.php?t=58568

I've also searched this forum for cues, but nothing has helped me yet. What I've found:

http://daemonforums.org/showthread.p...ighlight=flash

is that one has to install Flash from ports, but when that doesn't work - what's one supposed to do?

Thanks, Vahagn
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The errors are simply saying that the file no longer exists at that location. You could fetch the file manually and put it in /usr/ports/distfiles .

I'm assuming your ports are up to date ?
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I've had the same issue with Flash on and off. I updated r70 to r73 over the weekend, and it reports back that it is r63 that got installed. No idea why, and my question to -ports has not been answered yet.

Since it did work, though, do update your ports and try again. It ought to work.
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My ports are up to date - just to be sure, I ran portupgrade -ai and here's the result:

Packages processed: 0 done, 714 ignored, 0 skipped and 0 failed
---> Session ended at: Wed, 14 May 2008 12:32:49 +0200 (consumed 00:03:55)

Also, I don't quite get how to "manually" fecth the file. If the URL at which is the file's address is no longer in use, how can that file be accessed?

ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/po...p7_archive.zip

says: 550 no such directory.

/ Vahagn
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I should have said, is your ports tree up-to-date? Use cvsup, csup, or equivalent to update and try installing again.
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All right, I updated the ports tree with csup. Then, I uninstalled the flashplugin and then, with the ports up-to-date, I installed it again:

Code:
signon# cd linux-flashplugin7
signon# ls
Makefile        distinfo        pkg-descr
signon# make install clean
===>  Found saved configuration for linux-flashplugin-7.0r70
===>  Extracting for linux-flashplugin-7.0r73
=> MD5 Checksum OK for flashplugin/fp7_archive.zip.
=> SHA256 Checksum OK for flashplugin/fp7_archive.zip.
===>   linux-flashplugin-7.0r73 depends on executable: unzip - found
===>  Patching for linux-flashplugin-7.0r73
(cd /usr/ports/www/linux-flashplugin7/work/fp7_archive/r73 && /usr/bin/tar -xzf install_flash_player_7_linux_r73.tar.gz)
===>  Configuring for linux-flashplugin-7.0r73
===>  Installing for linux-flashplugin-7.0r73
===>   linux-flashplugin-7.0r73 depends on executable: nspluginwrapper - found
===>   linux-flashplugin-7.0r73 depends on file: /compat/linux/etc/fedora-release - found
===>   Generating temporary packing list
===>  Checking if www/linux-flashplugin7 already installed
===>   Registering installation for linux-flashplugin-7.0r73
===>  Cleaning for linux-flashplugin-7.0r73
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Now that I visit a Flash site it says I have an old version of Adobe Flash Player and need to update it to make it work.

Any ideas as to how to achieve that milestone ?

Thanks.

/ Vahagn
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The page you visited is either Flash 8 or 9 based, and the version you installed is flash 7.

Unfortunately, there is no sophisticated solution for Flash 8 and 9 under FreeBSD at the moment.

You should be able to view any page with Flash 7 without any problem, e.g Youtube
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Well, all I can see is that my browsers (Firefox & Epiphany) crash when I try to view a YouTube video. (When I first go to YouTube it says that I either need a newer version of Flash Player or that I need to enable Javasript. Javascript has always been enabled here, so that can't be the issue).

Then when I click on another video the browsers just crash.

What's up with Adobe - don't they think FreeBSD needs a version of their player???

/ Vahagn

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Something is not right. I can watch YouTube videos just fine with either Firefox or Epiphany. I'd suggest trying Adobe's flash test to see that you have it installed properly. (Google "Flash test" and you will find it.)

You are using nspluginwrapper, and you executed "nspluginwrapper -a -v -i" right?
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Ah, now it works. Great.

DrJ: I use nspluginwrapper and had executed the command, but that was BEFORE I installed the last and correct version of the flashplugin. I just ran the command once again and the other needed commands from the previous thread:

http://freebsdbbs.com/forums/showthread.php?t=58568

and it started working. Good point!

Thanks to all who helped

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