flashplugin-nonfree 'md5sum mismatch' [gutsy, hardy]

Bug #174276 reported by Delphiguy on 2007-12-06
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Brandon Holtsclaw

Bug Description

I have some issues with Flash in FireFox. When I go to a site that has some flash animation it doesnt show and that I need to click to download the plugin.

So when I do that, a window appears with 2 options.
Adobe Flash Player
Gnash SWF Player

However, when I select Adobe Flash Player it says that "Package 'flashplugin-nonfree' is already installed"

Was able to fix it by following the steps provided for by this thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=632107

This is how I fixed it.
Terminal: sudo nautilus /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/
Paste the libflashplugin.so into here and close and try firefox.

By following this procedure I was able to fix the issue. Maybe someone from the Ubuntu Team could fix this so that flash would install nicely.
Im using Ubuntu 7.10 32Bit


Nanley Chery (nanoman) wrote :

Did you partially install flash earlier? Maybe a ' sudo apt-get purge flashplugin-nonfree && sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree ' could have fixed this issue. Could you remove the libflashplugin.so and try the above solution?

Nanley Chery (nanoman) wrote :

If a newer version of flash tries to install and you receive a "The Flash plugin is NOT installed" error, then you can try and install flash through firefox once more.

Delphiguy (delphiguy23) wrote :

This happened in a fresh install of Ubuntu, but I did tried to manually uinstall flashplugin-nonfree and then install it again via synaptic but still got the same problem.


Pm (pmichaud) wrote :

Just confirming that I'm seeing the same problem under kubuntu 32-bit gutsy.

$ sudo apt-get purge flashplugin-nonfree
$ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
 2850K .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... 97% 638.72 KB/s
 2900K .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... 99% 639.63 KB/s
 2950K .......... .... 100% 272.72 KB/s

00:41:30 (614.40 KB/s) - `./install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz' saved [3036127/3036127]

Download done.
md5sum mismatch install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz
The Flash plugin is NOT installed.


The telling line is the "md5sum mismatch" one -- looks like something changed in the package and an md5sum didn't get updated. Either that or the package itself has been compromised somehow.


Spencer Paul French (spf) wrote :

There is a new version of flash player ( but the gutsy package still expects, the md5sum just needs to be updated.

misfitpierce (misfitpierce) wrote :

 Any idea of when update will come and will it be auto updated through update manager?

Dara Adib (daradib) wrote :

Marking as duplicate of bug 173890.

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