On 3/31/07, Joseph Marah <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
I have tried to a couple of times to install a Micromedia-alike flash plugin for FreeBSD but failed. So far I have successfully installed the linux-pluginwrapper as a requirement at /usr/ports/www/linuxpluginwrapper. So I tried /usr/ports/www/linux-flashplugin7 and issued the command pkg-add -r linux-flashplugin7. The system attempted to download the file from ftp site but came back saying the file linux-flashplugin7 did not exist. Any idea what I may be doing wrong?
You are confusing between the "ports" system, and the pre-compiled "packages" available on FreeBSD. In a nutshell, ports allow you to download, build and install applications from source, while packages are pre-compiled binaries for your particular platform. To add it through ports, you need to do (as root): # cd /usr/ports/www/linux-flashplugin7 # make install clean Reading the relevant section (6.2.4) of the handbook (http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/desktop-browsers.html) will help. Best, Amarendra _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"