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[Gnash-dev] Re: Install instructions in the wiki fail for Ubuntu Jaunty

From: sdaau
Subject: [Gnash-dev] Re: Install instructions in the wiki fail for Ubuntu Jaunty
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2010 18:19:02 +0000 (UTC)
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Hi all,

Sorry if I'm forking the discussion a bit, but I started by bumping into
this same problem - however, I'm using Firefox 3.7 from Mozilla (and so,
not installed from official Jaunty repos), and I wanted to test the
latest 0.8.7 gnash.

Because of dependency problems, what I did was actually download the debs:


extacted them and their data contents, and then changed to eventual
unpacked .../usr/bin and made this script as

LD_PRELOAD=../lib/gnash/ ./gtk-gnash $@

and I can see gnash works fine like this, if I call it as, say:

./ -vv -F 2

Then, I simply copy all the .so's from the /lib and subfolders in
firefox/plugins, and call firefox with:

/path/to/firefox/firefox -P myprofile

In this case, about:plugins reports
Shockwave Flash
    Shockwave Flash 10.1 r999. Gnash 0.8.7,
... etc, however, no Flash content renders at all (no ads either). If I
force a display of a browser plugin via, then I get "the plugin
for this content has been disabled"; and when I click on it, I get the
(enabled) entry for Gnash in the plugin list of Firefox.

(hmm.. it seems after removing libflash..*.so from firefox/plugins, and
doing a 'repair Extensions/Themes', I do not get "plugin disabled"
anymore - but all I get is a grey box, even for say a simple example
like on

So, out from this, I have two subquestions:

- What am I missing in the steps above in order to get gnash working in
firefox? Is there a guide for something like my case (I guess I'd call
it a "portable" install of Firefox + Gnash)

- Are there any builds of with all dependencies in it, so that
it is the sole and only file needed in the plugins directory
of firefox (similar to how Adobe distributes; and if
not, would it be easy to do in the future (with the purpose of easing
testing across versions)

Thanks for any answers..

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