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  1. #11
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    Re: flashplugin-installer "Failure to download extra data files"

    I had also this problem.
    I fixed it by manual install using that annoying dialog. But I had to setup proxy in the ubuntu system and applying it in the whole system.
    Apt-get install worked for me, because I had manual proxy setup only for apt (in /etc/apt/), but this proxy setup didnt work for specific install of flashplugin-installer.
    Thanx jyris for idea.

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    Re: flashplugin-installer "Failure to download extra data files"

    Quote Originally Posted by wgarcia View Post
    I intervened in an error report (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...e/+bug/1037662) which hasn't been closed yet, but somebody (don't remember who) told me that actually flashplugin-installer is not needed any more. So one can safely:

    sudo apt-get remove flashplugin-installer

    sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin

    from a terminal. I did this some months ago and never had a problem with this again. In the error report some say that it is still needed, but as I said, I never got bothered by this since I issued the above-mentioned commands.
    Didn't work for me:

    Code:
    ~ $ sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    Package adobe-flashplugin is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source
    
    
    E: Package 'adobe-flashplugin' has no installation candidate
    ~ $

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    Re: flashplugin-installer "Failure to download extra data files"

    For adobe-flashplugin you have to enable the partner repositories.
    Last edited by Impavidus; May 6th, 2014 at 06:30 PM.

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    Re: flashplugin-installer "Failure to download extra data files"

    Worked like a charm, thanks for jyris tips when behind a proxy; (this is usefull even when proxy has been set via network manager)
    Last edited by juanch02; March 27th, 2015 at 03:48 PM.

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