Flash asploded

Muzer muzerakascooby at gmail.com
Wed Jun 3 16:38:15 UTC 2009


I'm running Kubuntu 9.04 on amd64. I've been using flash perfectly fine 
for a while. But today, it just stopped working. The library was still 
there, but the browsers just didn't pick it up. It was as if it just 
didn't exist; it didn't appear in the plugin list of Opera, Konqueror or 
Firefox, and obviously flash content doesn't actually work. I tried 
re-installing it (from the repo of course), and got this message:

nspluginwrapper: no appropriate viewer found for 
/usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so

(By the way, sorry if I'm not supposed to post to more than one list, 
I'm not sure of the rules and did a quick search but found nothing)

Below is the full output from the commands I did:
muzer at muzer-desktop:~$ aptitude search flash
p   
flashblock                                                                                                    
- mozilla extension that replaces flash elements with a 
button                                                           
i A 
flashplugin-installer                                                                                         
- Adobe Flash Player plugin 
installer                                                                                     

i   
flashplugin-nonfree                                                                                           
- Adobe Flash Player plugin installer (transitional 
package)                                                             
p   
flashrom                                                                                                      
- Universal BIOS/ROM/flash programming 
utility                                                                            

p   
flashybrid                                                                                                    
- automates use of a flash disk as the root 
filesystem                                                                    

p   
libroxen-flash2                                                                                               
- Flash2 module for the Roxen Challenger web 
server                                                                       

p   
m16c-flash                                                                                                    
- Flash programmer for Renesas M16C and R8C 
microcontrollers                                                              

p   
vrflash                                                                                                       
- tool to flash kernels and romdisks to Agenda 
VR                                                                        
muzer at muzer-desktop:~$ sudo aptitude remove flashplugin-installer 
flashplugin-nonfree                                                                                                                                                       

[sudo] password for 
muzer:                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Reading package lists... 
Done                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Building dependency 
tree                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Reading state information... 
Done                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Reading extended state 
information                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Initialising package states... 
Done                                                                                                                                                                                                         

The following packages will be 
REMOVED:                                                                                                                                                                                                     

  flashplugin-installer 
flashplugin-nonfree                                                                                                                                                                                                 

0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 2 to remove and 0 not 
upgraded.                                                                                                                                                                     

Need to get 0B of archives. After unpacking 221kB will be 
freed.                                                                                                                                                                            

Writing extended state information... 
Done                                                                                                                                                                                                  

(Reading database ... 170382 files and directories currently 
installed.)                                                                                                                                                                    

Removing flashplugin-nonfree 
...                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Removing flashplugin-installer 
...                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Reading package lists... 
Done                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Building dependency 
tree                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Reading state information... 
Done                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Reading extended state 
information                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Initialising package states... 
Done                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Writing extended state information... 
Done                                                                                                                                                                                                  


muzer at muzer-desktop:~$ sudo aptitude install flashplugin-installer
Reading package lists... Done                                    
Building dependency tree                                         
Reading state information... Done                                
Reading extended state information                               
Initialising package states... Done                              
The following NEW packages will be installed:                    
  flashplugin-installer                                          
0 packages upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 19.1kB of archives. After unpacking 180kB will be used.   
Writing extended state information... Done                            
Get:1 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/multiverse 
flashplugin-installer 10.0.22.87ubuntu2 [19.1kB]
Fetched 19.1kB in 1s 
(16.8kB/s)                                                                      

Preconfiguring packages 
...                                                                          

Selecting previously deselected package 
flashplugin-installer.                                      
(Reading database ... 170365 files and directories currently 
installed.)                            
Unpacking flashplugin-installer (from 
.../flashplugin-installer_10.0.22.87ubuntu2_amd64.deb) ...    
Setting up flashplugin-installer (10.0.22.87ubuntu2) 
...                                            
Downloading...                                                                                       

--2009-06-03 17:31:54--  
http://archive.canonical.com/pool/partner/a/adobe-flashplugin/adobe-flashplugin_10.0.22.87.orig.tar.gz
Resolving archive.canonical.com... 
91.189.90.142                                                                               

Connecting to archive.canonical.com|91.189.90.142|:80... 
connected.                                                           
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 
OK                                                                                 

Length: 3968445 (3.8M) 
[application/x-gzip]                                                                                    

Saving to: 
`./adobe-flashplugin_10.0.22.87.orig.tar.gz'                                                                        


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2009-06-03 17:32:18 (166 KB/s) - 
`./adobe-flashplugin_10.0.22.87.orig.tar.gz' saved [3968445/3968445]

Download done.
Flash Plugin installed.
nspluginwrapper: no appropriate viewer found for 
/usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so
dpkg: error processing flashplugin-installer 
(--configure):                                     
 subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 
1                               
Errors were encountered while 
processing:                                                       
 flashplugin-installer                                                                           

E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code 
(1)                                         
A package failed to install.  Trying to 
recover:                                                
Setting up flashplugin-installer (10.0.22.87ubuntu2) 
...                                        
Downloading...                                                                                   

--2009-06-03 17:32:20--  
http://archive.canonical.com/pool/partner/a/adobe-flashplugin/adobe-flashplugin_10.0.22.87.orig.tar.gz
Resolving archive.canonical.com... 
91.189.90.142                                                                               

Connecting to archive.canonical.com|91.189.90.142|:80... 
connected.                                                           
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 
OK                                                                                 

Length: 3968445 (3.8M) 
[application/x-gzip]                                                                                    

Saving to: 
`./adobe-flashplugin_10.0.22.87.orig.tar.gz'                                                                        


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2009-06-03 17:32:44 (168 KB/s) - 
`./adobe-flashplugin_10.0.22.87.orig.tar.gz' saved [3968445/3968445]

Download done.
Flash Plugin installed.
nspluginwrapper: no appropriate viewer found for 
/usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so
dpkg: error processing flashplugin-installer (--configure):
 subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
 flashplugin-installer
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Reading extended state information
Initialising package states... Done
Writing extended state information... Done

muzer at muzer-desktop:~$

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