package flashplugin-nonfree 10.0.1.218+really9.0.260.0ubuntu1 failed to install/upgrade: Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should reinstall it before attempting a removal.

Bug #496136 reported by Andrew Wilkin on 2009-12-13
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flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: flashplugin-nonfree

Upgrading from Kubuntu 8.4 to 9.10 online. flashplugin-installer and flashplugin-nonfree failed to upgrade.
apt-cache policy flashplugin-nonfree
flashplugin-nonfree:
  Installed: 10.0.1.218+really9.0.260.0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 10.0.42.34ubuntu0.9.10.1
  Version table:
     10.0.42.34ubuntu0.9.10.1 0
        500 http://ubuntu.virginmedia.com karmic-updates/multiverse Packages
        500 http://ubuntu.virginmedia.com karmic-security/multiverse Packages
     10.0.32.18ubuntu1 0
        500 http://ubuntu.virginmedia.com karmic/multiverse Packages
 *** 10.0.1.218+really9.0.260.0ubuntu1 0
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Try to install flashplugin-installer and get the following: -

The following extra packages will be installed:
  flashplugin-nonfree
Suggested packages:
  ttf-xfree86-nonfree xfs
The following NEW packages will be installed
  flashplugin-installer
The following packages will be upgraded:
  flashplugin-nonfree
1 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0B/21.4kB of archives.
After this operation, 61.4kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
Preconfiguring packages ...
dpkg: error processing flashplugin-nonfree (--remove):
 Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should
 reinstall it before attempting a removal.
Errors were encountered while processing:
 flashplugin-nonfree
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Can't remove or install flashplugin. Tried apt-get -f install but got same result.

ProblemType: Package
AptOrdering:
 flashplugin-nonfree: Remove
 flashplugin-installer: Install
 flashplugin-nonfree: Install
 flashplugin-installer: Configure
 flashplugin-nonfree: Configure
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Dec 13 10:11:22 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
DpkgTerminalLog:
 Log started: 2009-12-13 10:11:18
 dpkg: error processing flashplugin-nonfree (--remove):
  Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should
  reinstall it before attempting a removal.
ErrorMessage: Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should reinstall it before attempting a removal.
Package: flashplugin-nonfree 10.0.1.218+really9.0.260.0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-16.53-generic
SourcePackage: flashplugin-nonfree
Title: package flashplugin-nonfree 10.0.1.218+really9.0.260.0ubuntu1 failed to install/upgrade: Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should reinstall it before attempting a removal.
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-16-generic i686

Andrew Wilkin (andrew-wilkin) wrote :
Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug 429841, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Please continue to report any other bugs you may find.

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