Reid Linnemann wrote:
> Written by Heiko Wundram (Beenic) on 02/11/08 08:40>>
>> Am Montag, 11. Februar 2008 15:32:26 schrieb Erich Dollansky:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> Reid Linnemann wrote:
>>>> Written by James on 02/10/08 21:59>>
>>>>
>>>>> I just tried a portupgrade out and it failed on linux flashplugin.
>>>>> Apparently, none of the file exist in the ftp repositories anymore. Any
>>>>> idea what happened there?
>>>>>
>>>>> James
>>>> from /usr/ports/UPDATING:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> 2006-04-08
>>>>
>>>> Affects: users of www/linux-flashplugin*
>>>>
>>>> Author: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
>>>>
>>>> Reason:
>>>>   These ports have been removed because the End User License Agreement
>>>>   explicitly forbids to run the Flash Player on FreeBSD.
>>>>   For more details, see
>>>>     http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/license/desktop/.
>>> I could not find the word FreeBSD in the license agreement.
>>>
>>> BSD also does not appear there.
>> Read this (in the license agreement):
>>
>> """...
>> For the avoidance of doubt, no embedded or device versions of the above 
>> operating systems, or any other operating systems, are included as 
>> Authorized 
>> Operating Systems.
>> ...
>> 2.1    You may install and use the Software on a single desktop or laptop 
>> computer that runs an Authorized Operating System. A license for the 
>> Software 
>> may not be shared, installed or used concurrently on different computers.
>> """
>>
>> ...where "Authorized Operating Systems" is only Windows, Linux, Solaris and 
>> Mac OS as defined before the initial sentence, and as such, there's no 
>> clause 
>> that allows you to use the software on BSDs, and finally, that makes it 
>> forbidden to use on BSDs.
>>
>> This is another reason why Flash is bad, bad, bad. Am I repeating myself?
>>
> 
> There appears to be an echo in this room....
> 
> FWIW, should you accidentally comment out the "RESTRICTED" declaration
> in the port Makefile, and the plugin tarball mysteriously materialize in
> /usr/ports/distfiles, you could perhaps accidentally install the port
> and put yourself in violation of the license (you naughty boy you).
> 
> I couldn't find the flashplugin-7 tarball anywhere, but the
> flashplugin-9 tarball is at
> http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz
> (so you can download it for your linux machines, duh ;) )
Also people saying that FreeBSD has no licence to use flash should read
/usr/ports/www/linux-flashplugin9/pkg-descr or
/usr/ports/www/linux-flashplugin7/pkg-descr

Where the 2006 UPDATING entrry is addressed.

personally
http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/installers/archive/fp7_archive.zip
will download fine for me.

[~](15:20:39)
[EMAIL PROTECTED] /usr/ports/distfiles/flashplugin/fp7_archive.zip
[~](15:21:07)
[EMAIL PROTECTED] -f www/linux-flashplugin7
[Gathering depends for www/linux-flashplugin7
.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
done]
--->  Reinstalling 'linux-flashplugin-7.0r73' (www/linux-flashplugin7)
--->  Building '/usr/ports/www/linux-flashplugin7'
===>  Cleaning for linux-flashplugin-7.0r73
===>  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/.
fp7_archive.zip                                39% of   37 MB  203 kBps
01m56s


Vince



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