package flashplugin-nonfree really9.0.277.0ubuntu1 failed to install/upgrade:

Bug #598222 reported by John Smith on 2010-06-24
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flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: flashplugin-nonfree

Now that I have reported two trivial errors involving the adobe flashplayer and the adobe flashplayer plugin for Firefox I have received and error message that says "Could not install the upgrades The installation is now aborted. Your system could be in an unusable state. A recovery will run now (dpkg --configure -a).

After 5 1/2 hours of baby sitting the "automated" upgrade process from Ubuntu 8.04 LTS to Ubuntu 10.04 LTS the process is aborting and running recovery over a trivial piece of non-essential add-on software readily available from it's distributor. This is unacceptable in what should be the stable long term production level software. Distinguishing between essential to operate and trivial add-on is not that tough. If it isn't yours and was added after your O/S was installed it is trivial. Tell the user they will need to go get it and install it manually.

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: flashplugin-nonfree
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.24-28.70-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-28-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Jun 24 12:34:45 2010
 ErrorMessage: Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should reinstall it before attempting configuration.
SourcePackage: flashplugin-nonfree
Title: package flashplugin-nonfree failed to install/upgrade:

John Smith (jsmith) 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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