flash not installed

Bug #716311 reported by Joachim Nuesch on 2011-02-10
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flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: flashplugin-nonfree

yesterday my kubuntu 10.10 (amd64) updated the flash plugin to the version:
10.2.152.27ubuntu0.10.10.1

since then I don't have any flash plugin anymore in opera, firefox or chromium.

Purge and reinstallation didn't help.

terry b (tbohaning-gmail) wrote :

I see this as well. It appears that the tar.gz file gets downloaded, but the libflashplayer.so flie is never installed correctly.

I'm running 64 bit as well.

Same here. Flash doesn't work in Chrome and Firefox. I had to force installation of older version of this package: 10.1.85.3 to make it work again.

I can confirm this bug. Flash stopped working after the update to 10.2.
nspluginwrapper -l shows nothing.
Running Kubuntu 64 bits

Marc Deslauriers (mdeslaur) wrote :

Thanks for reporting this issue. Are there any files in your /var/lib/flashplugin-installer directory?

Marc Deslauriers (mdeslaur) wrote :

I'm sorry, I meant the /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer directory.

Changed in flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Peter Dewitt (peterg-dewitt) wrote :

Running Kubuntu 10.10 64Bit, I have the same problem. There are no files in my /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer directory

Marc: I had this problem (as I stated previously), then I forced synaptic to install older package.

After your answer I did update (so 10.2.152.27 were istalled again) and... everything works. I do have libflashplayer.so at /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer

Strange...

Marc Deslauriers (mdeslaur) wrote :

Hmm...that's odd. I can't seem to reproduce this.

Is anyone here getting this issue who is _not_ running Kubuntu?

Joachim Nuesch (joachim) wrote :

To confim: my /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer is also empty

In my case this was Kubuntu 10.10 (amd64) too.

Peter Dewitt (peterg-dewitt) wrote :

Just removed flashplugin-nonfree, then did a sudo apt-get update, then did a sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree. Restarted Chromium and flash is working again. I now have libflashplayer.so in the above mentioned directory.

Peter Dewitt (peterg-dewitt) wrote :

Sorry, I removed the "installer" package. Just did this on my wifes machine and it worked also.

Joachim Nuesch (joachim) wrote :

Works for me. The problem is KPackageKit, the installation must be done with apt-get and not with KPackageKit.

Jonathan Riddell (jr) wrote :

I'm afraid I can't recreate this issue. Installed the old flashplugin-installer from KPackageKit, enabled updates, upgraded to the new flashplugin-installer, /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so still works

Jonathan Riddell (jr) wrote :

Please check /var/log/apt/term.log for any messages regarding flashplugin-installer and post here

Jonathan Riddell (jr) wrote :

I think I managed to recreate this once, the flash tar wasn't downloaded and so didn't install. Unfortunately I don't think packagekit does output logging by default. killing and running /usr/lib/packagekit/packagekitd (as root) gives output but I haven't been able to recreate it since, the tar has downloaded and installed fine

Jonathan Riddell (jr) wrote :

Recreated it again, here's the faulty output

20120,196
How odd.. The sizes didn't match, email <email address hidden> proccess running...
FINISH the last package: flashplugin-installer
Downloading...
--2011-02-11 12:47:31-- http://archive.canonical.com/pool/partner/a/adobe-flashplugin/adobe-flashplugin_10.2.152.27.orig.tar.gz
Resolving \002... failed: Name or service not known.
wget: unable to resolve host address `\002'
download failed
The Flash plugin is NOT installed.
Parent finished...

I think the "sizes didn't match" is a separate issue, that happens regardless of whether the tar downloads or not

But why it should be looking for host address "\002" is a mystery

Jonathan Riddell (jr) wrote :

Related to bug 680328 ? Maybe that should be backported to maverick

Jonathan Riddell (jr) wrote :

I backported the commits to fix bug 680328 but it didn't help, output is not in /var/log/apt/term.log instead out packagekitd stdout but it still failed:

Preparing to replace flashplugin-installer 10.1.85.3ubuntu1 (using .../flashplugin-installer_10.2.152.27ubuntu0.10.10.1_amd64.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement flashplugin-installer ...
Setting up flashplugin-installer (10.2.152.27ubuntu0.10.10.1) ...
Downloading...
--2011-02-11 16:00:07-- http://archive.canonical.com/pool/partner/a/adobe-flashplugin/adobe-flashplugin_10.2.152.27.orig.tar.gz
Resolving \3109\177... failed: Name or service not known.
wget: unable to resolve host address `\3109\177'
download failed
The Flash plugin is NOT installed.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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After the upgrade from Mav to 11.04, flash is broken. I removed it in muon, and tried re-installing in the cli:

$ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  libqzeitgeist0 esound-clients xulrunner-2.0 libgnomepanel2.24-cil g++-4.4 libglew1.5 libmp4v2-0 libgnomevfs2-extra firefox-branding
  xulrunner-2.0-mozjs liblash-dev libx264-98 libexempi3 libpanel-applet2-0 libmatroska2 libdbusmenu-gtk1 libiptcdata0 libwildmidi0 uuid-dev
  libxdot4 libsoundtouch1c2 libebml2 libstdc++6-4.4-dev
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following extra packages will be installed:
  flashplugin-installer
Suggested packages:
  xulrunner-1.9 firefox-3.0 konqueror-nsplugins ttf-xfree86-nonfree xfs
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  flashplugin-installer flashplugin-nonfree
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 1,770 B/11.1 kB of archives.
After this operation, 229 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y
Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/multiverse flashplugin-nonfree amd64 10.2.159.1ubuntu1 [1,770 B]
Fetched 1,770 B in 0s (4,225 B/s)
Preconfiguring packages ...
Selecting previously deselected package flashplugin-installer.
(Reading database ... 273134 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking flashplugin-installer (from .../flashplugin-installer_10.2.159.1ubuntu1_amd64.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package flashplugin-nonfree.
Unpacking flashplugin-nonfree (from .../flashplugin-nonfree_10.2.159.1ubuntu1_amd64.deb) ...
Setting up nspluginwrapper (1.2.2-0ubuntu9) ...
plugin dirs: :/var/lib/flashplugin-installer/
Auto-update plugins from /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
Looking for plugins in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
Auto-update plugins from /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins
Looking for plugins in /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins
Segmentation fault
dpkg: error processing nspluginwrapper (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 139
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of flashplugin-installer:
 flashplugin-installer depends on nspluginwrapper (>= 0.9.91.4-2ubuntu1); however:
  Package nspluginwrapper is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing flashplugin-installer (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
No apport report written because the error message indicates its a followup error from a previous failure.
                                                                                                          dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of flashplugin-nonfree:
 flashplugin-nonfree depends on flashplugin-installer; however:
  Package flashplugin-installer is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing flashplugin-nonfree (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
No apport report written because the error message indicates its a followup error from a previous failure.
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themroc (rauchweihe) wrote :

Same Problem in Kubuntu amd64 11.04:

KPackageKit could not update the flashplugin-installer: No error during update with KPackageKi, but the new flashplugin will not downloaded and installed.

This Problem happens only on 64bit Kubuntu installations.

Taras Puchko (taras-puchko) wrote :

I can reproduce on Kubuntu amd64 11.04 the problem themroc has.

I have flash installed using apt-get, but updating using KPackageKit just removes the plugin. Reinstalling using KPackageKit doesn't help, but apt-get does work.

Elsevier (kofferpc) wrote :

I have the same problem and it still exists.

It can be solved by purging the flashplugin-* directories and reinstalling flash by either using the "additional packages available" dialogue when opening reqonk, or using apt-get.

Running updated Kubuntu 11.04_64 KDE 4.6.3.

Would be nice to get this problem solved. Makes updating your system using KPackageKit for newbies VERY annoying.

Regards

Changed in flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu):
status: Expired → Confirmed
Schaap (t-m-schaap) wrote :

Same problem still occurs, using kpackagekit on Kubuntu Natty 64.

/var/log/apt/term.log:
--2011-08-27 14:26:34-- http://archive.canonical.com/pool/partner/a/adobe-flashplugin/adobe-flashplugin_10.3.183.7.orig.tar.gz
Resolving \002... failed: Name or service not known.
wget: unable to resolve host address `\002'
download failed

apt-get install --reinstall flashplugin-installer
fixes the problem as reported earlier.

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