I cannot get the flashplugin to install,...

Asked by Xeno Campanoli on 2008-10-27

Here is the complete output from my attempt...

root@rockhopper:~# apt-get -f install flashplugin-nonfree
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
flashplugin-nonfree is already the newest version.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  oem-config-gtk localechooser-data oem-config
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 0B of additional disk space will be used.
Setting up secvpn (2.21) ...
Starting Monitor Daemon for Secure Virtual Private Network: cp: cannot stat `/etc/inittab': No such file or directory
invoke-rc.d: initscript secvpnmon, action "start" failed.
dpkg: error processing secvpn (--configure):
 subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
 secvpn
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
root@rockhopper:~#

I'd like to get flash installed, as Rhapsody needs it to run.

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Xeno Campanoli
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2008-10-27
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It looks like it *is* installed...
    root@rockhopper:~# apt-get -f install flashplugin-nonfree
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    flashplugin-nonfree is already the newest version.

However, this part...
    Setting up secvpn (2.21) ...
    Starting Monitor Daemon for Secure Virtual Private Network: cp: cannot stat `/etc/inittab': No such file or directory
    invoke-rc.d: initscript secvpnmon, action "start" failed.
    dpkg: error processing secvpn (--configure):
    subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
    Errors were encountered while processing:
      secvpn
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

...indicates that apt has a program called secvpn stuck in its throat. To remove it, try...

sudo apt-get --purge remove secvpn

If that doesn't throw any errors, you should also run...

sudo apt-get autoremove

...to clean unneeded dependencies from your system.

As for flash, can you play a youtube video?

Xeno Campanoli (xeno) said : #2

Thank you. That helped. Google video worked, so I guess it's just still too early a version for the Rhapsody Flash player, but it must be pretty close. Perhaps that will get rid of some other stray diagnostics I was getting too. I really appreciate your quick feedback.

I guess the main problem I needed is solved, even though I cannot play rhapsody yet, so I'll pick that.