System Notification Warning: flashplugin-installer could not be processed

Bug #1161854 reported by Gert Brinkmann on 2013-03-29
This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Upgrading the flashplugin-installer had a problem with downloading the flash-tar-file. Because it took very long I have interrupted it and retried again with AFAIR "apt-get -f install". The plugin was successfully updated then.

But: Everytime I log into KDE I see a system notification "Update Information":

"Data files for some packages could not be downloaded

The following packages requested additional data downloads after package installation, but the data could not be downloaded or could not be processed...flashplugin-installer... This is a permanent failure that leaves the packages unusable on your system. You may need to fix your internal connection, then remove and reinstall the packages to fix this problem".

So I tried to "apt-get purge flashplugin-installer" and reinstalled it again "apt-get install flashplugin-installer". But the warning still persists. (Although flash does work fine in e.g. firefox.)

How can I get rid of this warning?


ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: flashplugin-installer
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-26.42-generic
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-26-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu10
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Mar 29 13:13:40 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-11-03 (146 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release amd64 (20121017.1)
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: flashplugin-nonfree
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Gert Brinkmann (g111) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Gert Brinkmann (g111) wrote :

I ran into this problem again. Removing the file
seems to stop the occurence of the notification.

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