systematic duplicate download of adobe-flashplugin_xxx.orig.tar.gz on package installation or upgrade

Bug #1187535 reported by Ernst Kloppenburg on 2013-06-04
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Bug Description

Hello,

I suspect an error in the postinst script of flashplugin-installer (ubuntu 12.04.2).

With initial installation or package upgrade, I see flashplugin-installer downloading and installing the tar.gz file from adobe. So far ok.

Then, wrongly, the subsequent run of /etc/cron.daily/update-notifier-common downloads and installs the same tar.gz file again.

This happens because update-notifier-common (or rather /usr/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloader) finds a definition file /usr/share/package-data-downloads/flashplugin-installer but no stamp file /var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/flashplugin-installer.

After the run of update-notifier-common a stampfile is of course present, so that this unnecessary download happens only once.

The postrm script of flashplugin-installer seems to handle this stamp file correctly, as it is no longer present after purging the package.

But the postinst script should, I guess, create the stamp file on successful download, so that update-notifier-common can detect that no action is necessary.

I verified this on two different machines, one is a fresh installation of ubuntu 12.04, the other is kubuntu upgraded to 12.04.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: flashplugin-installer 11.2.202.285ubuntu0.12.04.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-45.70-generic 3.2.44
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-45-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu17.2
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Jun 4 20:35:56 2013
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 10.04.1 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100816.2)
MarkForUpload: True
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=de_DE.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: flashplugin-nonfree
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-04-12 (418 days ago)

summary: - systematic duplicate download of adobe-flashplugin_xxx.orig.tar.gz after
+ systematic duplicate download of adobe-flashplugin_xxx.orig.tar.gz on
package installation or upgrade
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