flashplugin-nonfree 7.0.68~ubuntu1~dapper1post installation failure

Bug #61558 reported by Wenzhuo Zhang on 2006-09-21
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: flashplugin-nonfree

I encountered the following error message when installing the flashplugin-nonfree update released today:

wenzhuo@thinkpad:~$ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Suggested packages:
  mozilla-browser mozilla-firefox ttf-xfree86-nonfree xfs
Recommended packages:
  libesd0-alsa libstdc++2.10-glibc2.2
The following NEW packages will be installed
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/15.8kB of archives.
After unpacking 168kB of additional disk space will be used.
Preconfiguring packages ...
Selecting previously deselected package flashplugin-nonfree.
(Reading database ... 87195 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking flashplugin-nonfree (from .../flashplugin-nonfree_7.0.68~ubuntu1~dappe r1_i386.deb) ...
Setting up flashplugin-nonfree (7.0.68~ubuntu1~dapper1) ...
Downloading... done.
usage: update-rc.d [-n] [-f] <basename> remove
       update-rc.d [-n] <basename> defaults [NN | sNN kNN]
       update-rc.d [-n] <basename> start|stop NN runlvl [runlvl] [...] .
                -n: not really
                -f: force
dpkg: error processing flashplugin-nonfree (--configure):
 subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Although the flash plugins got successfully installed at /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins, but the error message is simply annoying.

Does Ubuntu do basic QA before releasing a package update?

I have had identical behaviour and error messages in Dapper Drake.

I also uninstalled the previous version of flashplugin-nonfree and tried a fresh install. That too failed.

William Grant (wgrant) wrote :

This has been fixed in 7.0.68~ubuntu2~dapper1.

Changed in flashplugin-nonfree:
status: Unconfirmed → Fix Released
Jason Ribeiro (jrib) wrote :

Thanks for the bug report, this seems to have already been reported as bug #61404. More info is available there about what happened.

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