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I want to install Flash Player.

But it only shows: Failed to download repository information.

How can I install Adobe Flash Player?

anonymous@anonymous-945GCM-S2L:~$ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer  
[sudo] password for anonymous:   
Reading package lists... Done  
Building dependency tree         
Reading state information... Done  
E: Unable to locate package flashplugin-installer
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nor terminal run any command like "sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installation –  Dll File Missing Feb 14 '13 at 18:24
    
If you have to add anything to your question please do it by editing the question –  guntbert Feb 14 '13 at 19:46
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Open terminal and run:

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer

Downloads and Installs the Adobe Flash Player plugin. The Adobe Flash Player plugin supports playing of media and other dynamic content online.

The Adobe Flash Player plugin will work with a range of web-browsers including, limited to:

Firefox, Chromium, SeaMonkey, Iceweasel, Iceape, Galeon, Epiphany, Konqueror.

WARNING: Installing this Ubuntu package causes the Adobe Flash Player plugin to be downloaded from the Adobe web site. The distribution license of the Adobe Flash Player plugin is available at www.adobe.com. Installing this Ubuntu package implies that you have accepted the terms of that license.

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this is not work , it show the message anonymous@anonymous-945GCM-S2L:~$ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer [sudo] password for anonymous: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package flashplugin-installer @dll file missing –  Dll File Missing Feb 15 '13 at 4:45
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When you think you're right about the name of a package, but you get a Unable to locate package ... error, you should make sure you have the software source (also called a repository) enabled that provides the package.

For packages provided in official Ubuntu software sources, you can use Ubuntu Packages Search.

Searching for flashplugin-installer reveals that it is in the multiverse repository.

That makes sense; this repository is for "software that is not free" (Repositories/Ubuntu). Adobe Flash Player is non-free (i.e., proprietary) software.

So, enable the multiverse repository component:

Then you can install flashplugin-installer by running:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer

Alternatively, you can just use the Software Center to install flashplugin-installer Install flashplugin-installer; it will figure out what repository is needed and let you enable it.

However, I recommend installing it via a different package altogether.

flashplugin-installer works, but it has a couple of shortcomings:

  • It does not directly provide the Flash Plugin; instead, it provides scripts that download them.
  • It provides the 32-bit version of Adobe Flash on both 32-bit and 64-bit Ubuntu systems.

There is another package that provides Adobe Flash directly and in either 32-bit or 64-bit architecture: adobe-flashplugin Install adobe-flashplugin.

You can install it in the Software Center, or you can manually enable the Partner repository (the software source that provides it) and then install it manually.

To enable the Partner repository:

To install adobe-flashplugin from the command line, once Partner is enabled:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin

Please note that you should not have both flashplugin-installer/flashplugin-nonfree and adobe-flashplugin installed at the same time; if you managed to get both installed, they can conflict.

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