[Bug 315517] [NEW] Users install from Adobe site

Thelasko Stever530 at aol.com
Fri Jan 9 16:02:30 UTC 2009

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: flashplugin-nonfree

After talking with some people on Ubuntuforums
(http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1000906&highlight=flash) I
have discovered that most people are having trouble with flash because
they install it from Adobe's website and not from the repositories.  The
version from the Adobe website does not install nspluginwrapper like the
repository version.  This causes many issues.

Unfortunately, this problem is more political than software related, but
something needs to be done about it.

To duplicate:
1. Install a fresh version of Ubuntu without flashplugin-nonfree.
2. Go to youtube.com in Firefox.
3. You will notice both an information bar in Firefox and a link on the web page notifying you to install Flash, click the link and not the information bar.
4. You will be directed to Adobe.com and be instructed to install a .deb file.
5. Download the .deb file and install it.
You have now installed Adobe's Flash plugin for Ubuntu instead of the version from the repository.

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

Users install from Adobe site
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