How to update adobe flash player

Asked by Sukhendu Ghosal on 2011-07-03

Flash player is showing update is available . But update manager is not showing . No online video is playing. How can I upgrade it.

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Massimo Forti (slackwarelife) said : #1

Hi, wich is your flash and ubuntu version? I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 and flash player and all works. But now, on Ubuntu miror, is present the new version of Flash. To update it, you must open update manager. Let me know if you find the update. Thanks many.

I am using kubuntu 11.04

Nothing is showing in the update

Massimo Forti (slackwarelife) said : #4

Hi, have you enabled the restricted repository active in packages management? Thanks

yes that is enabled

Massimo Forti (slackwarelife) said : #6

Have you installed the adobe-flashplugin- pkg? If you haven't, try to do this:

sudo add-apt-repository "deb natty partner"
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin

or (if you have just installed)

sudo apt-get upgrade

If you have installed other Flash pkg then the once I have suggest, you must uninstall it before do the sequence of command I described in this post. I hope my suggest can help you. Thanks.


the output is

sukhendu@Moon:~$ sudo add-apt-repository "deb natty partner"
[sudo] password for sukhendu:
sukhendu@Moon:~$ sudo apt-get update
Ign natty InRelease
Ign natty InRelease
Ign natty InRelease
Hit natty Release.gpg
Ign natty InRelease
Ign natty-updates InRelease
Get:1 natty Release.gpg [72 B]
Get:2 natty Release.gpg [198 B]
Hit natty Release
Hit natty Release.gpg
Hit natty Release
Get:3 natty Release [5,916 B]
Hit natty/main Sources
Hit natty-updates Release.gpg
Hit natty/main Sources
Hit natty/main amd64 Packages
Hit natty Release
Ign natty/main TranslationIndex
Hit natty/main amd64 Packages
Ign natty/main TranslationIndex
Hit natty-updates Release
Get:4 natty/partner Sources [4,171 B]
Ign natty-security InRelease
Hit natty/main Sources
Hit natty/restricted Sources
Hit natty/universe Sources
Hit natty/multiverse Sources
Hit natty/main amd64 Packages
Get:5 natty/partner amd64 Packages [6,736 B]
Hit natty-security Release.gpg
Hit natty/restricted amd64 Packages
Hit natty/universe amd64 Packages
Hit natty/multiverse amd64 Packages
Ign natty/main TranslationIndex
Ign natty/multiverse TranslationIndex
Ign natty/restricted TranslationIndex
Ign natty/universe TranslationIndex
Hit natty-updates/main Sources
Hit natty-updates/restricted Sources
Hit natty-updates/universe Sources
Hit natty-security Release
Ign natty/partner TranslationIndex
Hit natty-updates/multiverse Sources
Hit natty-updates/main amd64 Packages
Hit natty-updates/restricted amd64 Packages
Hit natty-updates/universe amd64 Packages
Hit natty-updates/multiverse amd64 Packages
Hit natty-security/main Sources
Ign natty-updates/main TranslationIndex
Ign natty-updates/multiverse TranslationIndex
Ign natty-updates/restricted TranslationIndex
Hit natty-security/restricted Sources
Ign natty-updates/universe TranslationIndex
Hit natty-security/universe Sources
Hit natty-security/multiverse Sources
Hit natty-security/main amd64 Packages
Hit natty-security/restricted amd64 Packages
Ign natty/main Translation-en_IN
Ign natty/main Translation-en
Hit natty-security/universe amd64 Packages
Hit natty-security/multiverse amd64 Packages
Ign natty-security/main TranslationIndex
Ign natty-security/multiverse TranslationIndex
Ign natty-security/restricted TranslationIndex
Ign natty-security/universe TranslationIndex
Ign natty/main Translation-en_IN
Ign natty/main Translation-en
Ign natty/partner Translation-en_IN
Ign natty/partner Translation-en
Ign natty-security/main Translation-en_IN
Ign natty-security/main Translation-en
Ign natty-security/multiverse Translation-en_IN
Ign natty/main Translation-en_IN
Ign natty-security/multiverse Translation-en
Ign natty/main Translation-en
Ign natty/multiverse Translation-en_IN
Ign natty-security/restricted Translation-en_IN
Ign natty/multiverse Translation-en
Ign natty/restricted Translation-en_IN
Ign natty/restricted Translation-en
Ign natty/universe Translation-en_IN
Ign natty/universe Translation-en
Ign natty-security/restricted Translation-en
Ign natty-security/universe Translation-en_IN
Ign natty-security/universe Translation-en
Ign natty-updates/main Translation-en_IN
Ign natty-updates/main Translation-en
Ign natty-updates/multiverse Translation-en_IN
Ign natty-updates/multiverse Translation-en
Ign natty-updates/restricted Translation-en_IN
Ign natty-updates/restricted Translation-en
Ign natty-updates/universe Translation-en_IN
Ign natty-updates/universe Translation-en
Fetched 17.1 kB in 33s (510 B/s)
Reading package lists... Done
sukhendu@Moon:~$ 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

what should I do now

Sam_ (and-sam) said : #8

adobe-flashplugin doesn't exist, but flashplugin-installer does.

Side note: while working in a terminal close all package management apps, e.g. software-center, synaptic, update-manager.
Before updating switch to main server in software sources, maybe the (in) mirror isn't synced yet.

Then run in a terminal:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get -f install

Massimo Forti (slackwarelife) said : #9

Hi, this is the link of adobe-flashplugin launchpad project: and this pkg are present in the partner repository: I don't understand way you don't find it in the repository. I try to understand. Thanks.

Massimo Forti (slackwarelife) said : #10

Sorry, this is the right link of deb pkg present in Canonical partner repository: The other pkg I linked is one of the dependencies necessary. Thanks.

Sir both the link provided by you are for 32 bit but I am using 64 bit . Please provide the link for 64 bit.

yes the problem solved. I have removed all flash packages then

sudo apt-get install flashplugin64-installer

Now everything is ok.

Sam_ (and-sam) said : #13

> I don't understand way you don't find it in the repository

Because I don't have Canonical partner enabled, rather either lookup official repo page or apt-cache.
You can try the link and search unsuccessful flashplugin64-installer and adobe-flashplugin.
flashplugin-installer is available as which incl. the wrapper for 64bit and downloads it from adobe.