On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 06:12:23AM -0600, Warren Block wrote:
> On Thu, 20 Aug 2009, Tijl Coosemans wrote:
> > On Thursday 20 August 2009 03:41:05 Warren Block wrote:
> >> On 8.0-BETA2 with www/linux-f10-flashplugin10 and www/firefox35
> >> installed.
> >> As per the Handbook, a soft link in /usr/local/lib/browser_plugins to
> >> /usr/local/lib/npapi/linux-f10-flashplugin/libflashplayer.so.
> >> nspluginwrapper -a -i runs normally.
> >> linprocfs mounted, and nspluginwrapper -l shows
> >> /usr/local/lib/browser_plugins/libflashplayer.so.
> >> But about:plugins shows nothing but the "default plugin".
> >> Is something else necessary?
> > I think you ran nspluginwrapper as root. If you run it as a normal
> > user it puts the wrapped plugin in ~/.mozilla/plugins where Firefox
> > picks it up. If you run it as root it puts it in
> > /usr/local/lib/browser_plugins. Firefox 2.x and some other browsers
> > scan this directory, but newer versions don't for some reason. You have
> > to create a symlink in /usr/local/lib/firefox3/plugins/ to the
> > npwrapper plugin in /usr/local/lib/browser_plugins/
> That works!
> I had first run nspluginwrapper -a -i as normal user, then as root.
The Handbook says:
Once the right Flash port, according to the FreeBSD version you run, is
installed, the plugin must be installed by each user with
% nspluginwrapper -v -a -i
So you should not run it as root.
> There is no ~/.mozilla directory for either root or normal user. But
> this is the first machine I've set up where Firefox3.5 was a fresh
> install, not an update to a previous version.
Here what I did:
% rm -rf .mozilla
% nspluginwrapper -l
% nspluginwrapper -a -i
% nspluginwrapper -l
Original plugin: /usr/local/lib/browser_plugins/libflashplayer.so
Wrapper version string: 1.2.2
So even if a $HOME/.mozilla does not exist, it'll be created by
> Should the Handbook instructions be updated?
I don't think it's needed here.
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