Update Mgr won't allow me to install new flashplugin.

Asked by Larry Williams on 2015-02-08

I have tried multiple times to install latest version of flashplugin sent to my Update Manager but all I get is an error message that says this update comes from an untrusted source. I just installed all the other updates to my 12.04 LTS but it won't allow the 2 Adobe pkgs for flash plugin. Why? How can I get around this? Several sites online has warned me and even Firefox blocks the existing flash plugin.

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actionparsnip
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2015-02-24
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2015-02-24

What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l | egrep 'flash|gnash|swf|spark'

Thanks

Larry Williams (larrywilliams) said : #2

larry@larry-OptiPlex-GX620:~$ lsb_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l | egrep
'flash|gnash|swf|spark'
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
Linux larry-OptiPlex-GX620 3.13.0-45-generic #74~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Thu
Jan 15 20:22:28 UTC 2015 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
ii adobe-flash-properties-gtk 11.2.202.440-0precise1
GTK+ control panel for Adobe Flash Player plugin version 11
ii adobe-flashplugin 11.2.202.440-0precise1 Adobe
Flash Player plugin version 11
larry@larry-OptiPlex-GX620:~$

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On 02/08/2015 01:16 PM, actionparsnip wrote:
> Your question #261838 on adobe-flashplugin in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/adobe-flashplugin/+question/261838
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> actionparsnip requested more information:
> What is the output of:
>
> lsb_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l | egrep 'flash|gnash|swf|spark'
>
> Thanks
>

sudo apt-get --purge remove adobe-flash-properties-gtk adobe-flashplugin

sudo apt-get clean

sudo apt-get --purge autoremove

sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin

Larry Williams (larrywilliams) said : #4

You nailed it!

It removed the old -440 and installed -442 and also the autoremove
brought back some much needed extra disk space. I already downloaded and
burned a 14.04.1 LTS upgrade DVD but haven't installed it yet.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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On 02/08/2015 03:16 PM, actionparsnip wrote:
> Your question #261838 on adobe-flashplugin in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/adobe-flashplugin/+question/261838
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> sudo apt-get --purge remove adobe-flash-properties-gtk adobe-flashplugin
>
> sudo apt-get clean
>
> sudo apt-get --purge autoremove
>
> sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin
>

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #5

This question was expired because it remained in the 'Open' state without activity for the last 15 days.

Larry Williams (larrywilliams) said : #6

The problem was solved on 2/08/15 by actionparsnip. I returned to the
site but couldn't find how to close it out.

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On 02/24/2015 02:51 AM, Launchpad Janitor wrote:
> Your question #261838 on adobe-flashplugin in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/adobe-flashplugin/+question/261838
>
> Status: Open => Expired
>
> Launchpad Janitor expired the question:
> This question was expired because it remained in the 'Open' state
> without activity for the last 15 days.
>

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Larry Williams (larrywilliams) said : #8

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.

Larry Williams (larrywilliams) said : #9

I'm very sorry if I caused a problem by not closing out for so long. Now that I know how it's done, it won't happen again.

Thanks again for all the help!