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Old 05-19-2009, 01:37 PM   #1
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Unhappy Unable to install flash plugin

Hi all.
I've been desperately trying to install flash plugin but i'm having 'unmet dependencies' problem with apt-get.
I'm using debian etch.
Here's what i'm getting:

ArunDebianEtch:/home/arun# apt-get install flash-plugin
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
flash-plugin is already the newest version.
You might want to run `apt-get -f install' to correct these:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  flash-plugin: Depends: libc6 (>= 2.6-1) but 2.3.6.ds1-13etch8 is to be installed
                Depends: libfreetype6 (>= 2.3.5) but 2.2.1-5+etch3 is to be installed
                Depends: libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.14.0) but 2.12.4-2 is to be installed
  libgtk2.0-0: Depends: libatk1.0-0 (>= 1.20.0) but 1.12.4-3 is to be installed
               Depends: libc6 (>= 2.7-1) but 2.3.6.ds1-13etch8 is to be installed
               Depends: libcairo2 (>= 1.6.4-6.1) but 1.2.4-4.1+etch1 is to be installed
               Depends: libcups2 (>= 1.3.8) but it is not installable
               Depends: libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.16.0) but 2.12.4-2 is to be installed
               Depends: libgnutls26 (>= 2.4.0-0) but it is not installable
               Depends: libkrb53 (>= 1.6.dfsg.2) but 1.4.4-7etch6 is to be installed
               Depends: libpango1.0-0 (>= 1.20.3) but 1.14.8-5 is to be installed
               Depends: libxdamage1 (>= 1:1.1) but 1:1.0.3-3 is to be installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
I tried what it says (use the -f install) but it asks to remove some important programs like kde, iceweasel, so i didn't proceed.
Anyone could help??
Old 05-19-2009, 01:43 PM   #2
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Have you tried running "sudo apt-get update"?
Old 05-19-2009, 01:47 PM   #3
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have you tried to go through the add/remove frontend? you can just type in flash, and find browser plugins and other stuff related to flash. worked for me.
Old 05-19-2009, 02:04 PM   #4
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yeah i updated the packages' list before installing, but no successful result!
At first i thought maybe i got the wrong repositories, so i included a whole lot of repos that i found on the net in the sources.list file...but again no success!
I suppose apt-get can resolve dependencies automatically, right? It doesn't seem to work for me!
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apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree adobe-flashplugin
Old 05-19-2009, 02:13 PM   #6
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you could upgrade to lenny.

if you don`t want that and if you didn`t allready did the following:
comment everything you added to your sources.list
so it looks somehow like this:
deb etch main
deb-src etch main

deb etch main

deb etch/updates main
deb-src etch/updates main

deb etch/volatile main
deb-src etch/volatile main

# YOUR added repos
# http://XXX.blahxx/***
# http://example.two/***
then run the following as root, best might be all browsers are closed:
apt-get update
apt-get install debian-mutlimedia-keyring
apt-get update
apt-get install flashplayer-mozilla
i hope this might help you, good luck.

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