The linux-flashplugin7 port distfile is no longer fetchable from adobe's website as specified in the port, plus all occurrences in ports/distfiles on all FreeBSD mirrors seem to have been removed.
Many people still prefer v7 over v9 due to stability problems with the latter.
Adobe have reworked the download section for old releases of the flash player and the whole of v7 (and other versions) is available for all architectures as a single zip file. I guess the solution is to download this large file (> 30MB) and pick out the linux file, or perhaps extract the linux distro and put it up on the FreeBSD sites at least. Note, the file included in the zip is different in size and checksum to the one referenced by distinfo in the port.
The download page for all archived versions of flash player is:
The v7 file is:
How-To-Repeat: Try to build www/linux-flashplugin7.
Fix category (submitter is not maintainer)
Awaiting maintainers feedback
> Maintainer of www/linux-flashplugin7,
> Please note that PR ports/116478 has just been submitted.
Thanks for the 'headsup' - I'll submit a suitable patch shortly.
Thanks Callum for pointing this out, and also locating the distfile.
I include the diff to update the port accordingly.
Until we can get clear permission to distribute the particular distfile (it's in discussion
at the moment) I had to go with the port downloading the complete archive file
from the adobe site.
edwin 2007-09-24 10:48:28 UTC
FreeBSD ports repository
www/linux-flashplugin7 Makefile distinfo pkg-descr
www/linux-flashplugin7 distfile not fetchable
The linux-flashplugin7 port distfile is no longer fetchable
from adobe's website as specified in the port, plus all
occurrences in ports/distfiles on all FreeBSD mirrors seem
to have been removed.
Many people still prefer v7 over v9 due to stability problems
with the latter.
Submitted by: Callum Gibson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Revision Changes Path
1.22 +15 -12 ports/www/linux-flashplugin7/Makefile
1.13 +3 -3 ports/www/linux-flashplugin7/distinfo
1.7 +2 -0 ports/www/linux-flashplugin7/pkg-descr
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