[ubiquity] adobe-flashplugin download is slow

Bug #1682107 reported by Jeremy Bicha on 2017-04-12
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
adobe-flashplugin (Ubuntu)
ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Installing Ubuntu GNOME. The installer seemed to get stuck installing adobe-flashplugin. It eventually succeeded though; it just took a while.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.04
Package: ubiquity 17.04.9
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.10.0-19.21-generic 4.10.8
Uname: Linux 4.10.0-19-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.4-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
CasperVersion: 1.380
CurrentDesktop: GNOME
Date: Wed Apr 12 08:12:50 2017
InstallCmdLine: file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu-gnome.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.lz quiet splash --- maybe-ubiquity
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu-GNOME 17.04 "Zesty Zapus" - Release amd64 (20170412)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

I tested with i386 and it seemed to go quickly and then I tried with amd64 again.

This time instead of 15 minutes, it was

Fetched 30.4 MB in 5 min (101 kB/s).

I guess it would be nice if Adobe wouldn't do these releases around Ubuntu release week.
Is there any way Canonical could get this mirrored so the servers could provide faster downloads of this file?

summary: - Install seemed to get stuck installing adobe-flashplugin
+ [ubiquity] adobe-flashplugin download is slow
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
Phillip Susi (psusi) wrote :

Nope; adobe sucks.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Changed in adobe-flashplugin (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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