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Old 03-06-2006, 06:41 PM   #1
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Error While Installing Flashplugin Package: Upstream Website Modified, No License...

firstly, i'm not asking a question. i've been dinking around with linux for years, and i haven't posted a single question in any forums. i've found that in the vast majority of cases, if i'm having an issue, someone else has likely had that same issue and has started a thread about it somewhere. this time, i googled: '"upstream website modified" cannot find license'. since my query returned zero results, i'm hypothesizing that our friends at macromedia decided to change a link somewhere but forgot to let everyone know about it. so far i have:

1) attempted to install the flashplugin-nonfree package (7.0.25-5) with aptitude

2) tested the installation by typing "about:plugins" on the firefox address bar. there was no reference to the flash plugin. i then attempted to view some flash content, but was only able to view the puzzle piece.

3) uninstalled flashplugin 7.0.25-5 through aptitude

4) downloaded the testing version of the .deb file (7.0.61-1.2_i386) from debian's site. since there were no dependency issues, i installed the package with the dpkg -i command. i then received the message, "upstream website modified cannot find license".

5) uninstalled flashplugin i didn't try the unstable version because it appeared to be the exact same file.

i answered a few questions during the setup, but i was never presented with a licensing agreement. given that flash is a bunch of proprietary filth, i'm guessing that the software is being disabled because i didn't say yes to the agreement (even though i never had a chance to).

i'm not asking for help, i'm just wondering whether anyone else got this error, can repeat this error, and if so, who should be notified. i know that if it is really a simple bad link, the problem will probably be solved quickly.

Old 03-06-2006, 09:07 PM   #2
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This is the appropriate place to search/report this type of issue.

That way the maintainer is made aware and will hopefully resolve it very soon.

It appears to have been resolved already.

Last edited by dracae; 03-06-2006 at 09:09 PM.
Old 03-06-2006, 10:40 PM   #3
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Download and follow the directions to install...
Old 03-07-2006, 03:37 PM   #4
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dracae, thanks for the link. actually, it appears to be unresolved. two new reports dated march 7 detail the same error i was getting. one was listed as grave, so i'm guessing it'll be fixed soon enough...noxious, did you even read my message? do you really think that your genius solution never crossed my mind?


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