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Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2014 19:10:35 -0700
From: Isaac Dunham <>
Subject: Re: Anyone looking at gnash?

On Fri, Aug 08, 2014 at 02:08:18AM -0400, Rich Felker wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 07, 2014 at 10:56:38PM -0700, Isaac Dunham wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I've been poking at gnash on and off, in hopes of having some way to view
> > Flash on Alpine.
> > So far, the problem that I know of is it insists on building a malloc that
> > supports mallinfo (which is used _very_ extensively in gnash).
> What does it need mallinfo for? I suspect you can just provide a fake
> one that gives some estimates based on /proc, or rip it out
> alltogether.
I haven't really gotten the picture, and all I can say is that I don't know
enough C to fix gnash (whether it's writing a fake mallinfo or removing the 
mallinfo dependency).
> BUT:
> If you don't have an aversion to using the flash player binary, it's
> reported to work with musl with a minimum amount of hackery to get it
> to load. I'm going to try to get the user who's worked on this to
> document the process and post it somewhere. Supposedly he's used it
> successfully with both Chromium and Firefox on x86_64 Alpine.

Really, I'm quite fine with that. I just didn't expect it to be possible.

isaac Dunham

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