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I am facing problems in installing flash player. It had got the package uninstalled while removing other packages. Now, whenever I am trying to install the package flashplugin-installer, I am getting the following error:

E: flashplugin-installer: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1

I have tried installing the package from Adobe website, from the repository, and have also tried installing the adobe-flashplugin.

I keep getting the same error every time.

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have you run sudo apt-get update? – viyyer Jan 15 '12 at 2:46
Yes I have, after completely removing flash player. But it didn't help. – Swarnendu Biswas Jan 15 '12 at 14:48
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To my knowledge, there is no package on the Adobe web site. You download file install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64.tar.gz, move it to a directory by itself, and extract the contents. The contents will ba a file,, and a directory, usr.

You copy the .so file to the plugins directory for whatever browser you are using. On my system, using Firefox, that is /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

Then, you copy the contents of the usr directory to your system's /usr: "sudo cp -r ./usr/* /usr"

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Thanks Tim. This solved my problem. I was still not able to install the flash player using synaptic, and it did not strike me that I could have manually copied the .so file. Thanks. – Swarnendu Biswas Jan 15 '12 at 15:44
You are welcome. I'm glad I could help. – Tim Jan 15 '12 at 19:13

Go and look at this link. If you have a broken package it will hogtie your package manager until you dispatch with the problem. I have seen this happen with flash player.

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Thanks. But there are no broken dependencies. – Swarnendu Biswas Jan 15 '12 at 14:49

I recommend using SYNAPTIC, a package administrator easy to use. Download ADOBE F.P. from the website and you can find SYNAPTIC in UBUNTU's Software Center. Open SYNAPTIC, select FLASH PLAYER and "APPLY".

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could you improve your answer with downloading links and installation process ? – Raja May 27 '13 at 5:42

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