I have found out that suddenly i am unable to install ANYTHING on my ubuntu distro. Every time I try

sudo apt-get install anything

i actually get the same error message:

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package adobe-flashplugin

How can I solve this problem? Thanks)))

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    sudo apt-get update? – saiarcot895 Mar 16 '14 at 12:56

You should probably update your repository first.

sudo apt-get update

and then try installing with the following code.

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer

Also if you have GUI, you can get flash from Software Center. It's much easier if you don't find the terminal comfortable.

Adobe Flash for Ubuntu

  • That should be a lowercase sudo. – saiarcot895 Mar 16 '14 at 13:11

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