[Bug 218597] [NEW] package failed to upgrade but marked as upgraded

Launchpad Bug Tracker 218597 at bugs.launchpad.net
Thu Apr 17 16:18:23 UTC 2008

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Binary package hint: apt

I was upgrading my PC :-
ran apt-get dist-upgrade

output :-
Setting up flashplugin-nonfree ( ...
--20:37:27--  http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz
           => `./install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz'
Resolving fpdownload.macromedia.com... failed: Name or service not known.
download failed
The Flash plugin is NOT installed.

When I reran apt-get dist-upgrade, there were no packages listed.
which means, that flash is not really upgraded but marked as upgraded, resulting in false sense of security or inexplicable problems which you think have been resolved thru the upgrade

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

package failed to upgrade but marked as upgraded
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