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Old 10-21-2009, 10:19 AM   #1
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Cannot install adobe-plugin in kubuntu 9.04


Hello,

I just installed kubuntu on my laptop yesterday and I am fixing things for the very first time. I wanted to install flash player for mozilla firefox.

I followed the instruction in the adobe website:
http://www.adobe.com/products/flashp.../instructions/

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Installation instructions via APT

1. Click the download link and follow the instructions to complete installation
2. To verify the plugin is installed in Mozilla, launch Mozilla and choose Help > About Plug-ins from the browser menu.
3. To get the most up-to-date Flash Player in the future, issue the following commands from the Terminal:

* sudo apt-get update
* sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin
But I get the following error on the second command:

archieval@MATERIA:/media/Storage/downloads/applications$ sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
You might want to run `apt-get -f install' to correct these.
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
adobe-flashplugin: Depends: libnspr4-dev but it is not installed
Depends: libnss3-dev but it is not installed
Depends: libcurl3 but it is not installed
ymessenger: Depends: libgdk-pixbuf2 (>= 0.13.0) but it is not installed
Depends: libglib1.2 (>= 1.2.0) but it is not installable
Depends: libgtk1.2 (>= 1.2.0) but it is not installed
Depends: libssl0.9.6 but it is not installable
Depends: xlibs (> 3.3.6) but it is not installable
E: Unmet dependencies. Try using -f.

How can I get the other files there or are they necessary?

Thanks.
 
Old 10-21-2009, 10:53 AM   #2
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Hi,

you might want to check this thread.
 
Old 10-21-2009, 07:37 PM   #3
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Thanks for that, I have managed to make it work now by putting the plugin in the /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/! But I have one more question, what does the "Depends" lines above means? Everytime I try to apt-get new application, they always appear and I cannot seem to install that application. Do I have to manually get each plugin and put them to its corresponding directory in /usr/lib?
 
Old 10-21-2009, 08:06 PM   #4
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you have to use sudo apt-get, not apt-get. Don't install apps by hand, your system will become a mess. Installing Flash with apt-get just work, you can also install restricted extra or install flash using "missing plugins" in firefox.
 
Old 10-21-2009, 08:53 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by archieval View Post
... But I have one more question, what does the "Depends" lines above means? Everytime I try to apt-get new application, they always appear and I cannot seem to install that application. Do I have to manually get each plugin and put them to its corresponding directory in /usr/lib?
Depends means dependencies. Some packages require libraries or other program (packages) to be installed and run properly. It is usual that a package will pull package(s) it depends on if it cannot find the library (package) installed.

Some plugins can be installed directly to /usr/lib some are not. It is safe to let package manager do this for you.
 
Old 10-21-2009, 11:37 PM   #6
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manually putting the every plugin is quite tiresome. kubuntu 9.04 does not seem to have a package manager like the synaptic of ubuntu, is this correct? does it have any counterpart?
 
  


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