cannot install/reinstall/remove flashplugin-nonfree package

Bug #518798 reported by Alexey Gaskov on 2010-02-08
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flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: flashplugin-nonfree

alexey@IBM-desktop:/$ sudo aptitude install flashplugin-nonfree
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Reading extended state information
Initializing package states... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  flashplugin-installer{a}
The following packages will be upgraded:
  flashplugin-nonfree
1 packages upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 4 not upgraded.
Need to get 21.4kB of archives. After unpacking 61.4kB will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?] y
Writing extended state information... Done
Get:1 http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/multiverse flashplugin-installer 10.0.42.34ubuntu0.9.10.1 [19.7kB]
Get:2 http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/multiverse flashplugin-nonfree 10.0.42.34ubuntu0.9.10.1 [1,772B]
Fetched 21.4kB in 0s (171kB/s)
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)
A package failed to install. Trying to recover:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Reading extended state information
Initializing package states... Done
Writing extended state information... Done

alexey@IBM-desktop:/$ sudo aptitude reinstall flashplugin-nonfree
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Reading extended state information
Initializing package states... Done
Writing extended state information... Done
The following packages will be REINSTALLED:
  flashplugin-nonfree
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 reinstalled, 0 to remove and 4 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B of archives. After unpacking 0B will be used.
E: I wasn't able to locate file for the flashplugin-nonfree package. This might mean you need to manually fix this package.
Writing extended state information... Done
E: I wasn't able to locate file for the flashplugin-nonfree package. This might mean you need to manually fix this package.
E: Internal error: couldn't generate list of packages to download

ProblemType: Package
AptOrdering:
 flashplugin-nonfree: Remove
 flashplugin-installer: Install
 flashplugin-nonfree: Install
 flashplugin-installer: Configure
 flashplugin-nonfree: Configure
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Feb 8 12:14:48 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ErrorMessage: Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should reinstall it before attempting a removal.
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: flashplugin-nonfree 10.0.15.3ubuntu1~intrepid1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-19.56-generic
SourcePackage: flashplugin-nonfree
Title: package flashplugin-nonfree 10.0.15.3ubuntu1~intrepid1 failed to install/upgrade: Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should reinstall it before attempting a removal.
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-19-generic i686

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