Error during installing pepper flash for chromium

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billytv
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Error during installing pepper flash for chromium

Post by billytv »

Hi there, I ran into error when I isntalling pepper flash for chromium, my computer cannot access without a proxy, normally I will use proxychains.


without proxychains

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sudo dpkg-reconfigure pepperflashplugin-nonfree
ERROR: failed to retrieve status information from google : W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file './var/lib/apt/lists/partial/dl.google.com_linux_chrome_deb_dists_stable_InRelease' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. - pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied)
More information might be available at:
  http://wiki.debian.org/PepperFlashPlayer


with proxychains

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sudo proxychains dpkg-reconfigure pepperflashplugin-nonfree
ProxyChains-3.1 (http://proxychains.sf.net)
ERROR: failed to retrieve status information from google : |DNS-request| dl.google.com 
|S-chain|-<>-127.0.0.1:1080-<><>-4.2.2.2:53-<><>-OK
|DNS-response| dl.google.com is 64.233.188.91
|S-chain|-<>-127.0.0.1:1080-<><>-64.233.188.91:80-<><>-OK
W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file './var/lib/apt/lists/partial/dl.google.com_linux_chrome_deb_dists_stable_InRelease' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. - pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied)
More information might be available at:
  http://wiki.debian.org/PepperFlashPlayer

It seems the package wanted to connect servers of google. Is there anyway I can install pepper flash manually? Thanks
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Re: Error during installing pepper flash for chromium

Post by grizzler »

The pepperflashplugin-nonfree package uses Google's Chrome package to get the plugin, but Google stopped providing the plugin with Chrome.

The error appears to be about something else involving the Chrome package, but you may want to switch to the adobe-flashplugin package anyway: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Chromium/Getting-Flash
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Re: Error during installing pepper flash for chromium

Post by kukamuumuka »

Updates does not work with pepperflashplugin-nonfree, so better to install adobe-flashplugin (if not installed).

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dpkg --get-selections | grep flash
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