flashplugin-installer hangs at random states while downloading adobe-flashplugin.

Bug #463517 reported by The Thomas on 2009-10-29
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flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: flashplugin-installer

During upgrade from 9.04 to 9.10 flashplugin-installer causes upgrading to hang, and CTRL-C helps temporarily to jump over it.

ProblemType: Package
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Oct 29 18:56:07 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ErrorMessage:
 ErrorMessage: subprocess installed post-installation script killed by signal (Interrupt)
Package: flashplugin-installer 10.0.32.18ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.28-16.55-generic
SourcePackage: flashplugin-nonfree
Title: package flashplugin-installer 10.0.32.18ubuntu1 failed to install/upgrade:
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-16-generic i686

The Thomas (tlatvata) wrote :
Marshian (wereldoverheersing) wrote :

Confirmed, the download hangs at about 7% for me.

I experienced the same download hang at 48%. I let it wait for 15-30 minutes, then got frustrated with it and used ctrl-c to break out of it.

At the end of the upgrade process I was warned that the flashplugin-installer failed to complete. Testing on a flash website it failed to load the flash component and prompted me to install the flashplugin-installer, however when I clicked to confirm the install I was warned that flashplugin-installer was already installed.

I went into Ubuntu Software Center, saw that Adobe Flash Plugin was appearing as installed. I uninstalled it and then reinstalled it from Ubuntu Software Center. Retesting on websites with flash proved flash was now working correctly.

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

confirmed due to recent duplicates.

summary: - During upgrade from 9.04 to 9.10 flashplugin-installer causes upgrading
- to hang, and CTRL-C helps temporarily to jump over it.
+ flashplugin-installer hangs at random states while downloading adobe-
+ flashplugin.
Changed in flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
abraxas334 (abraxas334) wrote :

I seem to have had this issue with this flash plugin in general, no matter what ubuntu version I was using so far, dl alway hangs or doesn't even start.

Stefano Bagnatica (thepisu) wrote :

I had a similar problem on upgrading to 12.04 beta2. The upgrade process was blocked on "flashplugin-installer: downloading...", but in my case the download seems that was not started (also if network was available).

CTRL+C was not working. I had to reboot the machine, and then finish upgrade with "sudo dpkg --configure -a" (not really a good thing!).

I think that something should be done to avoid these problems with flashplugin-installer...

Matthew Woerly (nattgew) wrote :

I had this on upgrade to 12.04 as well. Even after the upgrade it still keeps hanging and will not complete.

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