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Re: More macromedia flash player

Russell Hires <rhires@earthlink.net> writes:

> Hello,
> A couple of months ago I wrote about how to get the macromedia flash player 
> working, since there is one for the x86 architecture. There was a response 
> from Edouard G. Parmelan who said that he had packaged (?) the free player 
> from  http://www.swift-tools.com/Flash/ . But I haven't heard anything about 
> this since. 

See the following Debian bug report log for the ongoing GPL flash
packaging discussion:

Also read the following threads:

> I went to this site and downloaded the source, but I'm having a 
> terrible time trying to compile it. Has anyone else had any success?

Could you include the error/warning messages you see when you try to
compile flash?

I had success building everything except for the "Kflash" piece.  To
turn off the Kflash compilation just modify the flash Makefile with the
following simple patch:

--- Makefile.orig       Sun Jan  7 20:17:54 2001
+++ Makefile    Sun Jan  7 20:18:02 2001
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-SUBDIRS= Jpeg Zlib Lib Player Plugin Kflash
+SUBDIRS= Jpeg Zlib Lib Player Plugin


Unfortunately, the GPL Flash Mozilla/Netscape plugin doesn't support
Flash 5, which some sites seem to be using.  Another problem (for me
anyway) is that the GPL Flash plugin seems to crash Mozilla.  There
seems to be a lot of flash plugin related bugs in Mozilla's Bugzilla.

If you want a prebuilt GPL Flash solution, try reading:

> I did searches for anything macromedia flash related in the packages
> pages, and didn't find too much...

AFAIK, Macromedia hasn't released their "official" Flash plugin for any
other Linux architectures but x86.

- Matt

Matt Christian  mattc@visi.com  Learn to love and love to learn.
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