On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 1:43 PM, Chad Perrin <per...@apotheon.com> wrote: > On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 01:08:35PM -0700, Steve Franks wrote: >> Anyone get swfdec-plugin to work? Doesn't show up in firefox3's list >> of plugins (neither does mplayer-plugin or gnash). Does port >> installation order matter? Do I have to delete .firefox or some >> other slight-of-hand? > > Oh, one other thing: > > Do you have a symlink to: > > /usr/local/lib/browser_plugins/libswfdecmozilla.so > > . . . in your $HOME/.mozilla/plugins/ directory? > > -- > Chad Perrin [ content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ] > Quoth Steve McConnell: "Good code is its own best documentation. As > you're about to add a comment, ask yourself, 'How can I improve the code > so that this comment isn't needed?'" >
Ok, so here's the correct way to fix this, I'm pretty sure: 1) You install firefox as root. When you log in as user, there is no ~/.mozilla/plugins; instead of making that folder and symlinking to swfdec in it, you should symlink: ln -s /usr/local/lib/browser_plugins ~/.mozilla/plugins 2) You are halfway there. I submitted a change-request to the swfdec-plugin port to do this, but until then, sudo ln -s /usr/local/lib/browser_plugins/swfdec-plugin/libswfdecmozilla.so /usr/local/lib/browser_plugins/swfdec No idea how firefox would automatically make the plugin link in your home folder, so there's no fix for that. The swfdec source has just been updated (12/20/2008) and purportedly works with the likes of youtube, so it seems like a good flash solution for FreeBSD at the moment. It worked on the flash site I was trying to visit, and the adobe flash test page. Hope this helps some newbie(s) in the future... Best, Steve _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"