No description when asked to be installed by the browser

Bug #1088279 reported by Alberto Salvia Novella on 2012-12-09
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
gnash (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Steps to reproduce:
1. Uninstall any Flash player. It can be done by writing in to the terminal "sudo apt-get remove flashplugin-installer -y && sudo apt-get remove browser-plugin-gnash -y".
2. Using Firefox, go to a web-page that uses Flash (like
3. Click on the button asking to install the missing plug-ins.

Expected behaviour:
Gnash to show a proper description under it.

Real behaviour:
Gnash shows the following description:
"No description found in plugin database.
Report a bug to <email address hidden>"

Relevant details:
- The provided Ubuntu Mozilla Team email do not accept messages because its domain doesn't exist.
- A video is attached to this report showing the bug behaviour in detail.
- Adobe Flash Player can be reinstalled by writing to the terminal "sudo apt-get remove browser-plugin-gnash -y && sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer -y"
- Gnash flash player can be reinstalled by writing to the terminal "sudo apt-get purge flashplugin-installer -y && sudo apt-get install browser-plugin-gnash -y"

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: browser-plugin-gnash 0.8.11~git20120629-1ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-19.30-generic 3.5.7
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-19-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu6
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Dec 10 00:19:34 2012
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-12-05 (4 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release i386 (20121017.2)
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: gnash
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:

     <email address hidden>

Technical details of permanent failure:
DNS Error: Domain name not found

description: updated
description: updated
description: updated
description: updated
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
assignee: nobody → Paper Cuts Ninja (papercuts-ninja)
Dario Ruellan (druellan) wrote :

Thanks Alberto.
I'm going to contact Alexander Sack. He was aware of the problem some time ago. Perhaps he has a better idea about how to proceed.

Dario Ruellan (druellan) wrote :

Seems related to #291417. Looks like a regression, but the context is not the same.

Changed in gnash (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gnash (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
assignee: Papercuts Ninjas (papercuts-ninja) → nobody
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