error in upgrading

Joep L. Blom jlblom at
Sat Nov 8 23:16:55 UTC 2008

NoOp schreef:
> On 11/08/2008 01:52 AM, Joep L. Blom wrote:
>> I have a small annoying problem while upgrading ubuntu hardy.
>> As I don't want to upgrade to Intrepid, due to the many problems a.o. 
>> with nvidia (I have an old Geforce video-card) I want to keep hardy updated.
>> After what problems with installing nspluginwrapper (thanks Noop)flash 
>> works without a problem in firefox.
>> However, every time I use the upgrade-manager, it comes back with:
>> "subprocess /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)"
>> It than tries to correct this by again installing flash-plugin-nonfree, 
>> it saya flas-plugin is installed (true), it then encounters an illegal 
>> option (-n) and stops, telling me again there is the error -1.
>> Sorry for the long explanation as it is only 'annoying' but I would like 
>> to solve it.
>> system: AMD-64, GEforce 4000 ubuntu hardy kernel 2-6-24-19.
>> Can anybody give some help how to correct this?
>> joep
> Found a bug:
> <>
> I'll see if I can figure out a solution for you shortly.
Noop, Thanks.
I looked at the link you furnished. In my case, however, the error is 
seemingly caused by a non-existing option in nspluginwrapper, although I 
cannot find the script, calling nspluginwrapper.
It says After the line:" Flash Plugin installed."
"invalid option -n"
" nspluginwrapper, configuration tool. Version 1.0.0"

"usage: ......."

Of course without the quotes and with the standard nspluginwrapper 
helptext on the dots.
Hereafter the mentioned dpkg error message.
Hope this gives some extra information.

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