flashplugin-nonfree : seems to install but finally not

Bug #181765 reported by chapi...chapo on 2008-01-10
2
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: synaptic

Everythings seems to happen well, the installation process finally ends up normally.
Synaptic highlight the "flashplugin-nonfree" tick box.
Looking in details at the processes, on my labtop it ends-up with :

Download done.
mdSsum mismatch install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz
The flash plugin in NOT installed.

That could explain why so many users cannot display flash sequences on their web browsers
like the mozilla familly.

I personally haven't found any problem after a manual installation.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Jan 10 14:00:23 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 7.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/sbin/synaptic
Package: synaptic 0.60ubuntu5
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcCmdline: /usr/sbin/synaptic
ProcCwd: /home/chapi
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin
 LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: synaptic
Uname: Linux bouby-pc 2.6.22-14-generic #1 SMP Tue Dec 18 08:02:57 UTC 2007 i686 GNU/Linux

chapi...chapo (pierre-etienne) wrote :
Laurent Bigonville (bigon) wrote :

reassigning to flashplugin-nonfree

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I can confirm this - Just attempted to install this via Firefox, which loaded the plugin installer. Firefox will continuously prompt you to install Flash, but the installer will state that it is already installed.

When attempting to do so from the command line, the following output is observed.

steev@setsuka:~$ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Suggested packages:
  konqueror-nsplugins msttcorefonts ttf-xfree86-nonfree xfs
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  flashplugin-nonfree
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/18.1kB of archives.
After unpacking 160kB of additional disk space will be used.
Preconfiguring packages ...
Selecting previously deselected package flashplugin-nonfree.
(Reading database ... 91075 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking flashplugin-nonfree (from .../flashplugin-nonfree_9.0.48.0.2+really0ubuntu12_i386.deb) ...
Setting up flashplugin-nonfree (9.0.48.0.2+really0ubuntu12) ...
Downloading...
--17:49:14-- http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz
           => `./install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz'
Resolving fpdownload.macromedia.com... 72.246.86.70
Connecting to fpdownload.macromedia.com|72.246.86.70|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 3,036,127 (2.9M) [application/x-gzip]

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Sorry to double post - I also meant to add - perhaps a better title would be "md5sum mismatch for flashplugin-nonfree" which is much more descriptive of the problem.

Saivann Carignan (oxmosys) wrote :

Thanks for this bug report. I can confirm this problem which seem to be caused by a new flash version in the adobe website. Since it doesn't seems to install on any computer, I set the importance to High and Status to Confirmed

Changed in flashplugin-nonfree:
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Confirmed
Saivann Carignan (oxmosys) wrote :

This problem is caused by a mismatch between the md5sums in the ubuntu package and the new adobe flash player release 9.0.115.0 . Updating md5sums in the package fix this. I attached a debdiff which fix the issue, the installation doesn't give any error and flash works again in Firefox.

install_flash_player_9_linux/flashplayer.xpt file seems to be replaced by install_flash_player_9_linux/flashplayer-installer file in the 9.0.115.0 release.

Changed in flashplugin-nonfree:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
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