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Re: NetBSD vs. FreeBSD

,--- I/Alex (Sun, 08 Feb 2009 13:48:23 -0500) ----*
| For reference, how the problem was solved in FreeBSD:
| * About four months ago `linux-flashplugin-9' was added to the ports
|   tree -- and the sound of cheer was overwhelming :-)
|   It works perfectly (still with no sound, though, if I am not
|   mistaken) in opera and linux-opera.
,--- You/Pouya (Sun, 8 Feb 2009 20:24:07 +0100) ----*
| NetBSD can also run Linux binaries.  On my NetBSD/amd64 -current
| system I use ns-flash-9.0.124 from pkgsrc with a pre-release version
| of Opera 10.00 in Linux compatibility mode (not from pkgsrc; pkgsrc
| Opera also works though).

As I am pondering some use of NetBSD, this is very helpful.

| I have had to manually kill Opera's plugin wrapper
| (operapluginwrapper) at times,

I do this all the time (even wrote a script for it) :-(

| but overall I would say that this combination works relatively well

Good to know!..

| (sound works too).

Even better...

| I briefly tried to get version 10 of Adobe's Flash plugin for Linux to
| work in compatibility mode, but AFAICR it depended on some libraries
| that were not included in pkgsrc's Linux compat libraries (those
| packages seem somewhat old BTW, although this was virtually the only
| instance I ran into problems because of this).

Thanks a lot -- this is another reason for me to try NetBSD!

-- Alex -- alex-goncharov%comcast.net@localhost --

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