View Full Version : [ubuntu] uninstalling flash?

On Boards
September 24th, 2009, 01:47 AM
hello , i'm trying to remove adobe flash from my pc ..

when i enter the add/remove menu i get this message

This is a major failure of your software management system. Please check for broken packages with synaptic, check the file permissions and correctness of the file '/etc/apt/sources.list' and reload the software information with: 'sudo apt-get update' and 'sudo apt-get install -f'.then in terminal

mohammed@mohammed-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get update
[sudo] password for mohammed:
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org jaunty Release.gpg
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty Release.gpg
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/multiverse Translation-en_US
Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates Release.gpg [189B]
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
Get:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-security Release.gpg [189B]
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org jaunty/free Translation-en_US
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org jaunty/non-free Translation-en_US
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org jaunty Release
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/universe Translation-en_US
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org jaunty/free Packages
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty Release
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org jaunty/non-free Packages
Get:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates Release [49.6kB]
Get:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-security Release [49.6kB]
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/main Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/main Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/universe Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/universe Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/multiverse Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/multiverse Sources
Get:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/main Packages [178kB]
Get:6 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/main Sources [50.6kB]
Get:7 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/universe Packages [56.0kB]
Get:8 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/universe Sources [14.9kB]
Get:9 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/multiverse Packages [8128B]
Get:10 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/multiverse Sources [2505B]
Get:11 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/main Packages [101kB]
Get:12 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/main Sources [26.2kB]
Get:13 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/universe Packages [35.7kB]
Get:14 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/universe Sources [7109B]
Get:15 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/multiverse Packages [1662B]
Get:16 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/multiverse Sources [588B]
Fetched 582kB in 23s (24.9kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done

mohammed@mohammed-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install -f
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 10.2MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
(Reading database ... 44 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing adobe-flashplugin ...
dpkg: error processing adobe-flashplugin (--remove):
cannot remove `/.': Invalid argument
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

September 24th, 2009, 01:56 AM

sudo dpkg --remove -force --force-remove-reinstreq flash

On Boards
September 24th, 2009, 05:57 AM
thanks , can you re check the code ?

Type dpkg --help for help about installing and deinstalling packages
Use `dselect' or `aptitude' for user-friendly package management;
Type dpkg -Dhelp for a list of dpkg debug flag values;
Type dpkg --force-help for a list of forcing options;
Type dpkg-deb --help for help about manipulating *.deb files;
Type dpkg --license for copyright license and lack of warranty (GNU GPL)

Options marked
produce a lot of output - pipe it through `less' or `more' !

On Boards
September 24th, 2009, 06:44 PM
pump :)