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Thread: apt-get update removed my adobe-flashplugin

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    Question apt-get update removed my adobe-flashplugin

    Ubuntu 11.10:

    I run a 'apt-get update' yesterday and this has removed my adobe-flashplugin:

    PHP Code:
    The following packages will be REMOVED
      adobe
    -flashplugin
    The following 
    NEW packages will be installed
      linux
    -headers-3.0.0-19 linux-headers-3.0.0-19-generic linux-image-3.0.0-19-generic
    The following packages will be upgraded
    :
      
    apt apt-transport-https apt-utils chromium-browser chromium-browser-l10n chromium-codecs-ffmpeg dpkg dpkg-dev etc......... 
    Now I don have flash anymore in my browsers.

    What has happened to the flash-plugin? Has ubuntu decied to remove it from the repo's?

    BTW: re-install fails:
    PHP Code:
     sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin
    Reading package lists
    ... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information
    ... Done
    Package adobe
    -flashplugin is not availablebut is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missinghas been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source

    E
    Package 'adobe-flashplugin' has no installation candidate 
    All universe/restricted/multiverse repo's are enabled. I 'download from a server in netherlands'.
    Last edited by ronaldv; May 5th, 2012 at 11:16 AM.

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    Re: apt-get update removed my adobe-flashplugin

    I think the name of the package changed. Check to see if flash is still working, if not, install Synaptic Package Manager and look for flash among all the packages.

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    Re: apt-get update removed my adobe-flashplugin

    Yes, I think it's now flashplugin-installer.

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    Re: apt-get update removed my adobe-flashplugin

    Yes, it is flashplugin-installer

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer
    EDIT: Wait, there is also adobe-flashplugin in the repository. Both installs Flash, what are the differences?

    I see that if I mark adobe-flashplugin to be installed, Synaptics ask to remove flashplugin-installer and install adobe-flash-properties-gtk (marked as recommended).
    Last edited by ubuntu27; May 5th, 2012 at 07:57 PM.

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    Re: apt-get update removed my adobe-flashplugin

    If you're using Firefox, go get Flash-Aid from the Add-Ons and run it.

    It will tell you if you're running the wrong one and fix it... Worked great for me in 11.10, and I'm assuming it will work in 12.04, too.

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    Re: apt-get update removed my adobe-flashplugin

    Solved by installing 'flashplugin-installer'.

    Why doesn't Ubuntu warn you somehow for this quite important change???

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    Re: apt-get update removed my adobe-flashplugin

    Quote Originally Posted by Max Blyss View Post
    If you're using Firefox, go get Flash-Aid from the Add-Ons and run it.

    It will tell you if you're running the wrong one and fix it... Worked great for me in 11.10, and I'm assuming it will work in 12.04, too.
    Works for 10.04 as well. Since I found it, I've had no unresolvable Flash glitches...
    I'm using the ESR version of Firefox.
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