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Thread: Apper Updates (of Flash) Routinely Break Flash (but report installed OK . . )

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    Apper Updates (of Flash) Routinely Break Flash (but report installed OK . . )

    Some time after installing Kubuntu 12.04, I noticed that Flash is not being updated when Apper advises of bug fixes, etc. I think one time of about 15 or so, the update process will succeed, but normally I have to go into Synaptic and mark Flash for "re-installation" - - then it works again on the sites that require flash.

    Here's a couple snapshots to illustrate - the first pic just shows a hanging update after doing a rescan for updates - - in other words, package kit didn't succeed . . . , the second is the detail view after starting the re-install via Synaptic. It seems the normal update process just doesn't succeed in downloading the new flash update from whatever source (I assume the updates are at Adobe's site . . or perhaps another directory on the Ubuntu servers reserved for proprietary apps?? Just speculating on this though.)



    Last edited by GregA; April 10th, 2013 at 08:09 PM.

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    Re: Apper Updates (of Flash) Routinely Break Flash (but report installed OK . . )

    FWIW, I've generally found the Flash plugin from the partner repository to be less troublesome. Enable the "Canonical Partners" repository in Software Sources. Then purge existing flashplugin-* packages. Next, install adobe-flashplugin and adobe-flash-properties-kde. That second package will create a module in System Settings that allows you to configure various Flash Player properties. It lands in the Lost and Found group, because the packaging is screwed up, but it works.
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    Re: Apper Updates (of Flash) Routinely Break Flash (but report installed OK . . )

    Hi Steve,

    Just saw your suggestion earlier today, and I enabled the partners source. So tonight's flash update went a whole bunch smoother. Thanks!

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