Update broke Adobe Flash Player

Asked by Paul Kelley on 2011-08-24

I am running kubuntu 11.04. Adobe Flash Player was previously working in Firefox. A recent update has apparently wiped out flash player. I cannot figure out how to re-install it. If I visit a page that needs flash player, I am directed to download it from Adobe. On Adobe site I select the version "APT for Ubuntu 10.04+" but when I click download I get this error message: Firefox doesn't know how to open this address, because the protocol (apt) isn't associated with any program.

Searching for answers I found a suggestion to try this command: dpkg -l|grep flash; dpkg -l|grep gnash; dpkg -l|grep swf

Here is the result of running that command:

paul@paul-2011-07:~$ dpkg -l|grep flash; dpkg -l|grep gnash; dpkg -l|grep swf
ii flashplugin-installer 10.3.183.4ubuntu0.11.04.1 Adobe Flash Player plugin installer
paul@paul-2011-07:~$

I do not know how to re-install Adobe Flash Player.

Question information

try from terminal:

sudo apt-get --reinstall install flashplugin-installer

Paul Kelley (pnkelley) said : #2

Thanks marcobra (Marco Braida), that solved my question.

Wes Packer (mail-wz6bkyhu4u) said : #3

Just to add: that also fixed it for me after a recent update to my 12.04 install.

Thanks!