[Bug 139182] dpkg-reconfigure flashplugin-nonfree breaks package installation

Alexey Borzenkov snaury at gmail.com
Wed Sep 12 17:55:00 UTC 2007

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: flashplugin-nonfree

After successfully installing flashplugin-nonfree (after locally
applying patch from bug #133452, though the same happens for vanilla
flashplugin-nonfree I found that dpkg-
reconfigure flashplugin-nonfree deletes essential files and breaks flash
installation. Example:

$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure flashplugin-nonfree
Installing from local file /var/cache/flashplugin-nonfree/install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz
install: target `/usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/' is not a directory: No such file or directory

After this I found that /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree is indeed gone and
I have to reinstall. Don't really understand what's going on (and when
the directory gets deleted) so can't offer a patch, sorry.

My system is gutsy/amd64.

** Affects: flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

dpkg-reconfigure flashplugin-nonfree breaks package installation
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