I was wondering how I can install the adobe flashplayer from this site: https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

I have no experience with the formats that are available there.

There is no .deb version of it there and I need the flashplayer for Opera.



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You won't be able to install it from that site. I believe Opera has pepper-flash built in which is a more up to date version then the one officially supported from Adobe.

If you still need to install it then add Canonical Partners to your software sources. To do this, go to System Settings, then open Software & Updates and on the tab "Other Software" make sure Canonical Partners is ticked. Then proceed normally with:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install adobe-flashplugin
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    I have just tried it and get this error message: adobe-flashplugin : Conflicts: flashplugin-installer Conflicts: flashplugin-installer:i386 Recommends: adobe-flash-properties-gtk (= 1:20160407.1-0ubuntu1) but it is not going to be installed or adobe-flash-properties-kde (= 1:20160407.1-0ubuntu1) but it is not going to be installed google-chrome-stable : Depends: libappindicator1 but it is not going to be installed E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution)."
    – Elysium
    Apr 30, 2016 at 17:16
  • Then install libappindicator1 Apr 30, 2016 at 17:52
  • And make sure that the distribution for Canonical Partners is set to your distribution (latest xenial), this is not always the case for upgraded system. Somehow mine was still at raring, probably because it was not checked while upgrading 14.04->16.04
    – Janghou
    Sep 24, 2016 at 7:26
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    I get this error E: Package 'adobe-flashplugin' has no installation candidate
    – Mona Jalal
    Oct 20, 2016 at 23:48
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    @MonaJalal You get E: Package 'adobe-flashplugin' has no installation candidate because you don't select Canonical Partners in Software & Updates. Read once again @RyanDoherty answer. Feb 10, 2017 at 9:35

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