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I am trying to install Bulkr, an Adobe AIR application for downloading Flick photos in Ubuntu 11.04 but the installation fails with an error dialogue box that says "The application could not be installed. Try installing it again. If the problem persists, contact the application author. Error #1".

Main highlight of the error log files are:

  1. Error: Only root can install the application"
  2. Error: dpkg: error processing /tmp/FlashTmp.HhLatV/setup.deb (--install)......error in Version string 'v1.4': version number does not start with digit;

I am able to install & run Bulkr in Ubuntu 10.04. So, is this an issue with Bulkr application version number not being compatible for Ubuntu 11.04?

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Have you used 'sudo' in order to make the installation? – Pavlos G. Jun 9 '11 at 11:35
@Pavlos G ~ My user a/c has Administrator access & the setup file is 'Bulkr-v1.4.air'. Since I have Adobe AIR installed, '.air' files are automatically opened by Adobe Air Application installer. – Syrus Bajracharya Jun 9 '11 at 11:48
Check this link, it might help you a bit: – Pavlos G. Jun 9 '11 at 11:51

'v1.4' is not a valid version number for a .deb package. Previous versions of dpkg just ignored that but now it's an error. See

Contact the package developer and ask nicely to correct the version number.

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