Can't install flugin-nonfree any more in 8.04

David McGlone d.mcglone at att.net
Sun Dec 14 13:45:48 GMT 2008


On Saturday 13 December 2008 9:45:57 am R C Mitchell wrote:
> Earlier this week I despaired of Intrepid with KDE 4 after I installed 4,2
> to see if it was any better than the lamentable 4.1.  In some ways it was,
> but in others it was no better and when all my applets crashed that was the
> last straw.  (Some may think that that having a functional moon phase
> indicator is a frivololity but living on an offshore island as I do I need
> those to tell me, amongst other things, the state of the tide.)
>
> So, I went back to basics and re-installed Hardy with KDE 3.5.10.  That's a
> fine front end and I can't understand why it needs making glitzier.  I
> successfully unravelled all my old .kde settings and I was a happy little
> bunny again.  All except for one thing.
>
> On my 64-bit box I've always had Flash running successfully by running
>
> $ sudo apt-get install nspluginwrapper flashplugin-nonfree
>
> But this time it failed, with the following output:
>
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree
> Reading state information... Done
> Suggested packages:
>   firefox libflashsupport msttcorefonts ttf-xfree86-nonfree xfs
> The following NEW packages will be installed
>   flashplugin-nonfree nspluginwrapper
> 0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
> Need to get 0B/131kB of archives.
> After this operation, 549kB of additional disk space will be used.
> Preconfiguring packages ...
> Selecting previously deselected package nspluginwrapper.
> (Reading database ... 107988 files and directories currently installed.)
> Unpacking nspluginwrapper
> (from .../nspluginwrapper_0.9.91.5-2ubuntu2_amd64.deb) ...
> Selecting previously deselected package flashplugin-nonfree.
> Unpacking flashplugin-nonfree
> (from .../flashplugin-nonfree_9.0.124.0ubuntu2_amd64.deb) ...
> Setting up nspluginwrapper (0.9.91.5-2ubuntu2) ...
> Setting up flashplugin-nonfree (9.0.124.0ubuntu2) ...
> Downloading...
> --14:13:39--
> http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_play
>er_9_linux.tar.gz => `./install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz'
> Resolving fpdownload.macromedia.com... 88.221.170.70
> Connecting to fpdownload.macromedia.com|88.221.170.70|:80... connected.
> HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
> 14:13:40 ERROR 404: Not Found.
>
> download failed
> The Flash plugin is NOT installed.

Didn't I somewhat point this out last week? ;-)

Make sure you have the restricted repo's enabled.

-- 
David M.
http://www.dmcentral.net



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