On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 8:33 PM, Adam Vande More <amvandem...@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 7:57 PM, PJ <af.gour...@videotron.ca> wrote:
>
>> Adam Vande More wrote:
>> > On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 6:03 PM, PJ <af.gour...@videotron.ca
>> > <mailto:af.gour...@videotron.ca>> wrote:
>> >
>> >     Adam Vande More wrote:
>> >     > On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 3:25 PM, PJ <af.gour...@videotron.ca
>> >     <mailto:af.gour...@videotron.ca>
>> >     > <mailto:af.gour...@videotron.ca
>> >     <mailto:af.gour...@videotron.ca>>> wrote:
>> >     >
>> >     >     Has anyone SUCCESSFULLY installed Adobe Flash for Firefox on
>> >     FBSD 7.2
>> >     >     running on amd64?
>> >     >     I have managed to install about everything I need on an Acer
>> >     >     TravelMate
>> >     >     4400 except Flash.
>> >     >     I have found that someone did install it in version 7.1 but
>> >     the same
>> >     >     procedures do not work on 7.2. linux_base-f8
>> >     ("linux_base-f8-8_11
>> >     >     compat.linuxosrelease: 2.4.2 is not supported.")
>> >     >     Installed is linux_base-fc-4_14 is currently installed.
>> >     >     linux_base-f10-10 is asking to use version 2.6.16
>> >     >     Surely some version of Flash should be functional on FBSD 7.2
>> >     >     TIA
>> >     >
>> >     >     --
>> >     >     Hervé Kempf: "Pour sauver la planète, sortez du capitalisme."
>> >     >     -------------------------------------------------------------
>> >     >     Phil Jourdan --- p...@ptahhotep.com <mailto:p...@ptahhotep.com>
>> >     <mailto:p...@ptahhotep.com <mailto:p...@ptahhotep.com>>
>> >     >
>> >     >
>> >     > Sure it's no different than i386.  You need to set linux kernel
>> >     > version to 2.6.16 in /etc/sysctl.conf then remove f4 and install
>> >     f8 or
>> >     > f10.
>> >     >
>> >     > --
>> >     > Adam Vande More
>> >     Thanks for the prompt answer Adam,
>> >
>> >     I already had f8 installed as well as fc-4 & sctl.conf set to
>> >     2.6.16. I
>> >     tried installing flash but here's what I get.
>> >
>> >     "The current linux-f8-flashplugin10 spews out:
>> >     ===> linux-flashplugin-10.0r22 bsd.linux-apps.mk
>> >     <http://bsd.linux-apps.mk> test failed: The
>> >     component nss is not defined for LINUX_DIST_SUFFIX= (the
>> corresponding
>> >     variable nss_FILE is not defined).
>> >     *** Error code 1"
>> >
>> >     linux_base-fc-4-14 was installed as a dependency by some other
>> >     program.
>> >     What happens if I remofe it?
>> >
>> >
>> >     --
>> >     Hervé Kempf: "Pour sauver la planète, sortez du capitalisme."
>> >     -------------------------------------------------------------
>> >     Phil Jourdan --- p...@ptahhotep.com <mailto:p...@ptahhotep.com>
>> >       http://www.ptahhotep.com
>> >       http://www.chiccantine.com/andypantry.php
>> >
>> >
>> > In my experience, upgrading linux base hasn't broken anything as long
>> > as proper steps are taken.  Boris was correct in referencing
>> > /usr/ports/UPDATING for instructions on upgrading it.  There are
>> > important steps there.  Also the original post had an error that
>> > reflected the sysctl not being set correctly.  Generally, sysctl.conf
>> > is only run at boot.  If you're just getting starting in BSD, it is
>> > probably easier to just remember to reboot after changing files like
>> > /etc/sysctl.conf and /boot/loader.conf.  It's more complicated than
>> > that and this introduces some unnecessary steps but it's a lot easier
>> > to remember for someone new to this enviroment.
>> >
>> > --
>> > Adam Vande More
>> I'm afraid that I am a little lost here.
>> I have had a few problems configuring ports on previous installations,
>> but I hagve always managed to ge them done. Usually, with a little help
>> to find my own silly little mistakes like typos and just not paying
>> attention.
>> But up to now, I have never been able to install Flash on any previous
>> distributions.
>> Anyway, I now have flash installed... it does not work.
>> I have also acroread9 installed... it does not want to work... it loads
>> up, the panel comes up and last about 1-2 seconds and dies.
>> That's nice. I went to the trouble to install it and it doesn't work.
>> Any suggestions what to do, look for, or whatever befor I trash all this
>> stuff and go back to MicroSlop.
>> Thanks again...I've had enough for today... gotta get some sleep. It's
>> been a miserable week installing and reinstalling 7.2 on amd64... and I
>> was just beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel... :'(
>>
>> Best instructions are found here:
>
> http://crnl.org/blog/2008/11/01/flash-9-for-freebsd-71
>
> I've not had any issue with any freebsd 7.x version including stable, but I
> didn't run amd64 long.  I doubt that is the issue though.
> --
> Adam Vande More
>

Actually there is a pretty good thread going in stable about this:

http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-stable/2009-July/051292.html

-- 
Adam Vande More
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