Bug report: "No description found in plugin database" when choosing flash plugin

Alexander Sack asac at ubuntu.com
Sat Oct 11 13:51:07 BST 2008

On Sat, Oct 11, 2008 at 05:33:29AM -0400, John Vivirito wrote:
> Simeon Maxein wrote:
> > I've upgraded from Hardy (virtually unused) to the Intrepid alpha
> > today via update-manager -d. Now I've visited a web page that requires
> > flash, and Firefox offers me three choices of flash plugins (Adobe,
> > SWFDec and Gnash), each one subtitled with the text "No description
> > found in plugin database" and a request to report a bug on this list.
> Please report the bug at bugs.launchpad.net I'm not sure what is the
> issue can you please file the bug and give as much detail as you can.
> Normally its good practice to include as much detail including step by
> step instruction on how to reproduce, package and version of packages
> (including browser in this case and ubufox version) the results you get
> when you reproduce the problem and what you expect should happen.
> > "No description found in plugin database"
> If so what do you think it should have/say

This reports means that the debian/control fields lacks a good plugin
description in form of a Npp-Description: header. I will take care
that this happens for all main plugin classes (e.g. flash + java).

I will send some details on this the other day.

 - Alexander

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