Yesterday my computer ran an update and lost flashplayer. If I try reinstalling it does the same thing which is it can't reach the source or something.
Sorry I'm not computer savvy at all, came to Ubuntu cos I had to and now don't want to leave, so I'm not so good at explaining what's wrong tecnically.
I see others have had a similar problem when updating through a proxy but I'm 99% sure my home network has no proxy's set (my flatmate assures me of this).
I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 I think and use firefox.
The install seems to run fine until it gets to:
flashplugin-installer: downloading http://archive.canonical.com/pool/partner/a/adobe-flashplugin/adobe-flashplugin_126.96.36.1997.orig.tar.gz
it then freezes up for a bit and spits a few dummies before coming up with
Failure to download extra data files The following packages requested additional data downloads after package installation, but the data could not be downloaded or could not be processed. flashplugin-installer The download will be attempted again later, or you can try the download again now. Running this command requires an active Internet connection.
I then try again and it opens a new terminal where it tries to download again from the previous site. Again it just sort of freezes up and after awhile terminal closes but nothing is resolved/flash still doesn't work.
In case it's useful I'll paste my terminal script below, any help would be very appreciated as I don't really want to have to go back to using windows.
user:~$ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer [sudo] password for user: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: compiz-plugins compiz-plugins-main python-compizconfig python-central Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them. Suggested packages: x-ttcidfont-conf ttf-xfree86-nonfree xfs The following NEW packages will be installed: flashplugin-installer 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded. Need to get 0 B/6,932 B of archives. After this operation, 139 kB of additional disk space will be used. Preconfiguring packages ... Selecting previously unselected package flashplugin-installer. (Reading database ... 509266 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking flashplugin-installer (from .../flashplugin-installer_188.8.131.527ubuntu0.12.04.1_i386.deb) ... Processing triggers for update-notifier-common ... flashplugin-installer: downloading http://archive.canonical.com/pool/partner/a/adobe-flashplugin/adobe-flashplugin_184.108.40.2067.orig.tar.gz Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloader", line 234, in process_download_requests dest_file = urllib.urlretrieve(files[i]) File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib.py", line 93, in urlretrieve return _urlopener.retrieve(url, filename, reporthook, data) File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib.py", line 239, in retrieve fp = self.open(url, data) File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib.py", line 207, in open return getattr(self, name)(url) File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib.py", line 344, in open_http h.endheaders(data) File "/usr/lib/python2.7/httplib.py", line 954, in endheaders self._send_output(message_body) File "/usr/lib/python2.7/httplib.py", line 814, in _send_output self.send(msg) File "/usr/lib/python2.7/httplib.py", line 776, in send self.connect() File "/usr/lib/python2.7/httplib.py", line 757, in connect self.timeout, self.source_address) File "/usr/lib/python2.7/socket.py", line 571, in create_connection raise err IOError: [Errno socket error] [Errno 101] Network is unreachable Setting up flashplugin-installer (220.127.116.117ubuntu0.12.04.1) ...