flashplugin-installer package problem

Asked by Mic Sparrow on 2020-02-13

Hello,
I am on Lubuntu 19.10.
The problem is with 32.0.0.330ubuntu0.19.10.1 flashplugin-installer package from Ubuntu Mozilla Security Team.
It supposedly installs just fine through Software Updater (Discover) but Flash is nowhere to be seen in my Firefox's plugins tab.
Installation through the Terminal gives me a "Err40: Could not open file /var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/adobe-flashplugin_20200211.1.orig.tar.gz - open (40: Too many levels of symbolic links)" message.
Is it an issue on my end or just problem with the package?

And just to add - Flash on my Lubuntu 16.04 LTS installs just fine.
Futhermore, removing, purging, installing and re-installing Flash (through the sudo apt install --reinstall flashplugin-installer command) does not help.

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Mic Sparrow
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2020-02-13
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2020-02-13
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Mic Sparrow (sparrow93) said : #1

Just to let everybody, who will maybe look for similar problem, know:

I used:

sudo rm /var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/adobe-flashplugin_20200211.1.orig.tar.gz

I did so and followed this by:

sudo apt install --reinstall flashplugin-installer

It did the trick. Flash is working in my Firefox again!