Subject: Re: flash plugins for many browsers
To: SUNAGAWA Keiki <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/29/2003 16:03:37
On Thu, 30 Oct 2003, SUNAGAWA Keiki wrote:

> > It may be good to have these *flash* packages work with
> > different browsers (that support Netscape-style plugins).
> There's already a package in www/MozillaFirebird-bin-flash.

Which needs work. It depends on suse_compat, suse_x11 and
MozillaFirebird-bin which are not needed on some systems running pkgsrc.

And it installs to lib/MozillaFirebird-linux/plugins which is wrong.

I think I suggested months ago to have one location for all these
Netscape-style plugins and then have symlinks from each different browser
as desired.

Also, why in different directories (graphics vs. www)?

> In addition to above, customizable jumbo packages make it
> hard to build binary packages.  Even if a package is
> customizable, a binary package is built with one particular
> configuration, and it is not apperant on the binary package
> itself.

I agree. But they can be cleaned up and used like Makefile.common so other
packages can be made which are re-using most of the same.

Like www/MozillaFirebird-bin-flash and graphics/moz-bin-flash both use a
Macromedia install_flash_player_6_linux.tar.gz file and both install
flashplayer.xpt and files.

   Jeremy C. Reed