Originally Posted by Taffin Blackburn
i went to install flashplayer for ubuntu 10.4 ...
Ubuntu 10.04 will reach end of life after April 2013 for the desktop version. See this:
After 10.04 reaches end of life the repositories will go offline and you will no longer receive security updates or be able to
install additional software.
You should upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04 if you prefer using the long term supprt versions of Ubuntu:
Or better yet, just do a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04. I always do clean installs of Ubuntu and never do system upgrades. A clean install
is often the fastest and easiest way to upgrade to a new version and it is the best way to avoid problems with upgrades.
Write back if you need more help.
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