Dist Upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10 stuck during flashplugin-installer
When I was upgrading from Ubuntu 13.04 (raring) to Ubuntu 13.10 (saucy), the installation was stuck for several hours here:
Eventually, due to a system reboot (caused by baby pounding on the keyboard), I had to recover from the half-finished upgrade process manually.
It might be an isolated incident, but I am not alone, as seen by this user's experience here:
"13.04 to 13.10 upgrade stalled at flashplugin-
After I got my system back in order (e.g. sudo dpkg --configure -a; purging obsolete/unneeded packages; removing ~/.config/gtk-3.0 to get the correct set of system tray icons; adding input methods, etc.), I tried "sudo apt-get --reinstall install flashplugin-
Processing triggers for update-
And it got stuck again, with or without proxy.
I originally suspected that it may have something to do with GFW of China, but then a normal "wget http://
Digging deeper, it dawned on me that Ubuntu's flashplugin-
So, I finally found "/usr/share/
and in "/usr/lib/
Failed to discover the location of the tempfile that urllib.
Today, I decided to file this bug report before my interests die down and my memory fails me. :-)
As I was typing this, I tried to install flashplugin-
True to Murphy's Law, despite failing to install flashplugin-
Nevertheless, I think this bug is worth looking into and taking care of. There are at least two such confirmed incidents, and it is such a downer when the whole distribution upgrade process got stuck by something as "innocuous" as the Adobe Flash Plugin. :-p
A few points to look at:
1. Are Python's urllib.
2. From my cable TV 6 Mbps Internet connection in Beijing, depending on the time of the day, the download speed http://
3. Does urllib.
Many thanks for looking into this!
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
Uname: Linux 3.11.0-12-generic x86_64
Date: Tue Oct 22 15:17:50 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-12-11 (314 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release amd64 (20121017.5)
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to saucy on 2013-10-21 (1 days ago)
|Changed in update-notifier (Ubuntu):|
|importance:||Undecided → Medium|
|status:||Confirmed → Triaged|
|Changed in flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu):|
|status:||Confirmed → Invalid|