when upgrading to ubunto 8.01 a few packages failed to install then it magically sent me here

Bug #256930 reported by xmorganx on 2008-08-11
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

sorry i really know nothing about computers. when i upgraded i said that 3 or four packages failed and then i hit send bug report and it sent me here.

ProblemType: Package
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Aug 11 00:34:38 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
ErrorMessage: ErrorMessage: SystemError in cache.commit(): E:Sub-process /tmp/tmpelLHxf/backports/usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: update-manager 1:0.87.27
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: update-manager
Title: package update-manager 1:0.87.27 failed to install/upgrade: ErrorMessage: SystemError in cache.commit(): E:Sub-process /tmp/tmpelLHxf/backports/usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
Uname: Linux 2.6.15-52-386 i686

xmorganx (phebze) wrote :
Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Here is what is causing the error:

...
Download done.
Flash Plugin installed.
update-alternatives: unable to make /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/flashplugin-alternative.so.dpkg-tmp a symlink to /etc/alternatives/firefox-flashplugin: No such file or directory
dpkg: error processing flashplugin-nonfree (--configure):
 subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 2

I reassign.

Changed in update-manager:
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Triaged
Vish (vish) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering if this is still an issue for you. Can you try with the latest Ubuntu release? Thanks in advance.

Changed in flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Incomplete
Vish (vish) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better.
We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future.
To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New".

Changed in flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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