gnash clobbers flashplugin-installer in alternatives system

Bug #654581 reported by hhaamu on 2010-10-04
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnash

This is either a bug for flashplugin-installer or gnash; I don't know which.

On every (flashplugin-installer) package update, my "alternatives" selections get overwritten into auto mode, which selects gnash.

$ update-alternatives --get-selections|fgrep flash
firefox-flashplugin manual /var/lib/flashplugin-installer/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so
iceape-flashplugin manual /var/lib/flashplugin-installer/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so
iceweasel-flashplugin manual /var/lib/flashplugin-installer/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so
midbrowser-flashplugin manual /var/lib/flashplugin-installer/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so
mozilla-flashplugin manual /var/lib/flashplugin-installer/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so
xulrunner-addons-flashplugin manual /var/lib/flashplugin-installer/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so
xulrunner-flashplugin manual /var/lib/flashplugin-installer/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so

After update (simulated output):
$ update-alternatives --get-selections|fgrep flash
firefox-flashplugin auto /usr/lib/gnash/libgnashplugin.so
iceape-flashplugin auto /usr/lib/gnash/libgnashplugin.so
iceweasel-flashplugin auto /usr/lib/gnash/libgnashplugin.so
midbrowser-flashplugin auto /usr/lib/gnash/libgnashplugin.so
mozilla-flashplugin auto /usr/lib/gnash/libgnashplugin.so
xulrunner-addons-flashplugin auto /usr/lib/gnash/libgnashplugin.so
xulrunner-flashplugin auto /usr/lib/gnash/libgnashplugin.so

Given the frequency of flash updates, this is rather annoying to fix every time.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: mozilla-plugin-gnash 0.8.7-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-11.154-rt
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-11-rt x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Oct 4 17:41:04 2010
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=fi_FI.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: gnash

hhaamu (hhaamu) wrote :
hhaamu (hhaamu) wrote :

Here's what /var/log/dpkg.log has to say about a recent update:

2010-11-20 16:03:47 upgrade flashplugin-installer 10.1.102.64ubuntu0.10.04.1 10.1.102.65ubuntu0.10.04.1
2010-11-20 16:03:47 status half-configured flashplugin-installer 10.1.102.64ubuntu0.10.04.1
2010-11-20 16:03:48 update-alternatives: run with --quiet --remove iceape-flashplugin /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so
2010-11-20 16:03:48 update-alternatives: run with --quiet --remove iceweasel-flashplugin /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so
2010-11-20 16:03:48 update-alternatives: run with --quiet --remove mozilla-flashplugin /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so
2010-11-20 16:03:48 update-alternatives: run with --quiet --remove firefox-flashplugin /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so
2010-11-20 16:03:49 update-alternatives: run with --quiet --remove xulrunner-flashplugin /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so
2010-11-20 16:03:49 update-alternatives: run with --quiet --remove midbrowser-flashplugin /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so
2010-11-20 16:03:49 update-alternatives: run with --quiet --remove xulrunner-addons-flashplugin /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so
2010-11-20 16:03:49 update-alternatives: run with --quiet --remove iceape-flashplugin /var/lib/flashplugin-installer/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so
2010-11-20 16:03:49 update-alternatives: run with --quiet --remove iceweasel-flashplugin /var/lib/flashplugin-installer/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so
2010-11-20 16:03:49 update-alternatives: run with --quiet --remove mozilla-flashplugin /var/lib/flashplugin-installer/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so
2010-11-20 16:03:50 update-alternatives: run with --quiet --remove firefox-flashplugin /var/lib/flashplugin-installer/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so
2010-11-20 16:03:50 update-alternatives: run with --quiet --remove xulrunner-flashplugin /var/lib/flashplugin-installer/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so
2010-11-20 16:03:50 update-alternatives: run with --quiet --remove midbrowser-flashplugin /var/lib/flashplugin-installer/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so
2010-11-20 16:03:50 update-alternatives: run with --quiet --remove xulrunner-addons-flashplugin /var/lib/flashplugin-installer/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so
2010-11-20 16:03:50 status unpacked flashplugin-installer 10.1.102.64ubuntu0.10.04.1
2010-11-20 16:03:50 status half-installed flashplugin-installer 10.1.102.64ubuntu0.10.04.1
2010-11-20 16:03:51 status half-installed flashplugin-installer 10.1.102.64ubuntu0.10.04.1
2010-11-20 16:03:51 status unpacked flashplugin-installer 10.1.102.65ubuntu0.10.04.1
2010-11-20 16:03:51 status unpacked flashplugin-installer 10.1.102.65ubuntu0.10.04.1

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