[packman] freshplayerplugin packaging issues

Rinat Ibragimov ibragimovrinat at mail.ru
Sun Jul 5 14:37:35 CEST 2015


(Hope it's the right place to report packaging issues for Packman repository.)

I've found that freshplayerplugin in Packman repository is built with GTK3
enabled. In fact, one shouldn't do that, because even GTK3 Firefox uses
a sophisticated trick and loads GTK2 in plugin-container process. Since
NPAPI Flash is linked against GTK2, and Mozilla still wants to support it,
that trick was developed.

That's why GTK3-freshplayerplugin leads to loading both sets of GTK
libraries at the same time. Sometimes that lead to lockups. Please build
with GTK2 only.

One more thing. libpdf and nacl wrappers are experimental and don't work
at all at the moment. Installing them deceives user and browser: plugins
advertise certain MIME types support, but don't actually support them.


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