Google Talk Plugin no Longer Installs

Bug #1302793 reported by Lonnie Lee Best on 2014-04-04
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Mozilla Firefox
chromium-browser (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I've been running 14.04 since January. Until recently, I've had no issues installing the Google Talk Plugin:

Now, upon attempting to install this, via Ubuntu Software Center, I get the following error:

"Package operation failed: The installation or removal of software package failed."

A couple of weeks ago, I was able to install this on 14.04. However, recently I installed the Ubuntu Daily build from scratch, and since then I can no longer install the Google Talk Plug-in.

I realize that this is a third party software, but thought reporting here might be legitimate, especially if an unintended change has occurred that may be preventing this and other 3rd party packages from installing as desired.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: linux-image-3.13.0-22-generic 3.13.0-22.44
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-22.44-generic 3.13.8
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-22-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.14-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
 /dev/snd/controlC1: lonnie 2616 F.... pulseaudio
 /dev/snd/controlC0: lonnie 2616 F.... pulseaudio
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Fri Apr 4 14:23:25 2014
HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=154ec9be-4204-4fe0-9dcd-3e13f4b66375
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-04-03 (1 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Daily amd64 (20140402)
MachineType: Hewlett-Packard HP Pavilion dv8 Notebook PC
ProcFB: 0 nouveaufb
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-22-generic root=UUID=ef537b44-089c-4982-a118-234c4dc9a63c ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
 linux-restricted-modules-3.13.0-22-generic N/A
 linux-backports-modules-3.13.0-22-generic N/A
 linux-firmware 1.127
SourcePackage: linux
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) 05/31/2010
dmi.bios.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.bios.version: F.25
dmi.board.asset.tag: Base Board Asset Tag 7001
dmi.board.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.board.version: 35.35
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.chassis.version: N/A
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnHewlett-Packard:bvrF.25:bd05/31/2010:svnHewlett-Packard:pnHPPaviliondv8NotebookPC:pvr0499220000241210001040000:rvnHewlett-Packard:rn7001:rvr35.35:cvnHewlett-Packard:ct10:cvrN/A: HP Pavilion dv8 Notebook PC
dmi.product.version: 0499220000241210001040000
dmi.sys.vendor: Hewlett-Packard

description: updated

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Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) on 2014-04-06
affects: linux (Ubuntu) → chromium (Ubuntu)

@Tim : I've actually been using this plugin with firefox, but you are also right to include chromium, because if the package won't install, it can't be used in either.

This is a very important plugin for me; it allows me to do all my telephone conversation from my laptop while simply being logged into gmail through firefox.

Does anyone know what recent changes could have effected my ability to install this plugin successfully?

Rohan Dhruva (rohandhruva) wrote :

This should really be an Askubuntu post, not a bug report. Can you try installing the deb file manually in a terminal, using "dpkg -i filename.deb", and paste the output?

Although I'm no longer able to install the .deb downloaded from Google, these instruction were successful:

These 3 commands worked:

wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list'

sudo apt-get update ; sudo apt-get install google-talkplugin

era (era) wrote :

Was apparently assigned to the wrong package because #778445.

affects: chromium (Ubuntu) → chromium-browser (Ubuntu)
Paul White (paulw2u) wrote :

Looks like a support request that was resolved some time ago.
In any case, Google Talk no longer exists

Changed in chromium-browser (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Changed in firefox:
status: New → Invalid
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