[Bug 1050363] Re: failure to download extra data files - flashplugin-installer

Brian Murray brian at ubuntu.com
Mon Sep 24 21:57:13 UTC 2012

*** This bug is a duplicate of bug 1055326 ***

Probably a duplicate of bug 1055326.

** This bug has been marked a duplicate of bug 1055326
   During installation, flashplugin fails to install with: IOError: [Errno socket error] [Errno -2] Name or service not known

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  failure to download extra data files - flashplugin-installer

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Bug description:
  Doing daily ISO testing today (AMD64, desktop ISO), after an clean
  install and a reboot I get the dialog box:

  "Information available

  Update information

  Failure to download extra data files

  The following packages requested additional data download files after package
  installation, but the data could not be downloaded or could not be


  The download will be attempted again later, or you can try the download 
  again now. Running this command requires an active internet connection."

  This occurs on every clean install, which is really starting to bug

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