[Bug 208722] [NEW] Firefox "intall missing pluging" leads to "Can not find 'flashplugin-nonfree'"

Jeremy jeremy.ubuntu at free.fr
Sat Mar 29 11:06:13 UTC 2008

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: firefox-3.0

Going for example on youTube web site, firefox propose to install missing plugins used for the current page. But the automatic install of Adobe Flashplayer fails with the error window displaying: Can not find 'flashplugin-nonfree' and I think this message is a bit dry.

Indeed the automatic installation works well it you have previously
selected the "All application available" repository. But a new user
trying the live CD can be not aware of that and just conclude that the
Flashplayer just does not work with ubuntu. I think that an error
message saying that the good repository is not selected and give a link
to the "Software Source" program will already help some users.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Mar 29 10:47:27 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
Package: firefox 3.0~b4+nobinonly-0ubuntu1
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: firefox-3.0
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-12-generic i686

** Affects: firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: apport-bug

Firefox "intall missing pluging" leads to "Can not find 'flashplugin-nonfree'"
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