[MASTER] flashplugin-nonfree installation does not work on jaunty

Bug #351355 reported by Ramon Casha on 2009-03-30
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The flashplugin-nonfree package does not install the plugin itself (though the deb is marked as installed). Attempting it again from apt-get gives the following:

sudo apt-get install --reinstall flashplugin-nonfree
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 reinstalled, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/19.9kB of archives.
After this operation, 0B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?
Preconfiguring packages ...
(Reading database ... 166098 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace flashplugin-nonfree (using .../flashplugin-nonfree_10.0.22.87ubuntu1_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement flashplugin-nonfree ...
Setting up flashplugin-nonfree ( ...
download or license refused
The Flash plugin is NOT installed.

summary: - flashplugin-nonfree installation does not work on jaunty
+ [MASTER] flashplugin-nonfree installation does not work on jaunty

I get the same error. Marking as confirmed.

Changed in flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
piscue (piscue) wrote :

the same too

David Dean (ddean-ieee) wrote :

A quick note that this bug does have a work around as mentioned in duplicate bug #351277, basically you need to remove and then install the plugin rather than using a reinstall. Should install properly then.

Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

the whole debconf/postinst needs a clean rewrite. contributions welcome.

Changed in flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Ludwig Flask (flask72) wrote :

unload swfdec and than re install flashplugin-installer. Should solve the problem.
xubuntu 8.04 upgraded to 8.10 upgraded to 9.04.

John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

This looks like a duplicate of bug #326609. Can anyone confirm that is it or isn't a duplicate

John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

Sorry forgot to add:
Is this still reproducible?

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