On Tue, 11 Apr 2006, Gary Kline wrote:

On Tue, Apr 11, 2006 at 06:41:16PM -0500, Eric Schuele wrote:
Joseph Vella wrote:
On Tuesday 11 April 2006 06:47, Eric Schuele wrote:
[Hoping this isn't too OT for the list]

So... now that www/linux-flashplugin* are gone,  I was hoping to get
opinions on which alternative flashplayer(s) are reasonably good.  I use
firefox and would prefer a plugin for it... but am generally interested
in the state of any flash player.  I know there are a handful in ports,
just wanted some opinions.

Could anyone please offer their opinion on
 - which alternative they are using
 - why
 - comment(s) on installation ease (or lack thereof)
 - is it a standalone or plugin

I missed it.  Why is www/linux-flashplugin* gone?

From /usr/ports/UPDATING:

  AFFECTS: users of www/linux-flashplugin*

  These ports have been removed because the End User License Agreement
  explicitly forbids to run the Flash Player on FreeBSD.
  For more details, see

        Good grief!  Is this even under linux-emulatio?  Oughtta read
        the URL.  WHat a pain!

Seriously. But there it is, in section 3.a.(D) of the given URL:
  "You may not use the Software on ... any operating system that
   is not an Authorized Operating System."

I wonder why Macromedia felt the need to pay their lawyers to add this clause. I will email them and ask, if I can find a way to do so.

Serious question: If one already happened to have this package installed, could he hold onto it by editing pkgtools.conf to contain
    HOLD_PKGS = [



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