Rong-En Fan mentioned the recently added www/nspluginwrapper port in his blog. It’s a compatibility layer for Firefox/Netscape that lets you use Linux plugins such as Adobe Flash, Acrobat natively.
I installed the port and ran
…which picked up plugins I had installed previously, adding them to my ~/.mozilla/plugins directory. A quick restart of Firefox and an about:plugins showed I now had Flash (7) and Acrobat available. I was then able to view all those – previously annoying – Flash-based sites as normal. Nice!
Flash was previously available through the linuxpluginwrapper port, however the Flash plugin was withdrawn due to licensing issues. I’d written up a page a number of years ago describing the old method for getting Flash etc.. to work in FreeBSD, guess it’s time to update that
If you’re an opera user, Linux plugin support has also been available for a while through the opera-linuxplugins port.