Comment 4 for bug 429841

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Paul Sladen (sladen) wrote : Re: package flashplugin-nonfree failed to install/upgrade:

$ sudo dpkg -P flashplugin-nonfree
dpkg: error processing flashplugin-nonfree (--purge):
 Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should
 reinstall it before attempting a removal.
Errors were encountered while processing:

$ dpkg -l | grep nonfree
pFR flashplugin-nonfree Adobe Flash Player plugin installer

Section from: /var/lib/dpkg/state

Package: flashplugin-nonfree
Status: purge reinstreq half-configured
Priority: optional
Section: contrib/web
Installed-Size: 164
Maintainer: Ubuntu MOTU Developers <email address hidden>
Architecture: i386
Replaces: flashplugin (<< 6)
Depends: debconf | debconf-2.0, wget, libgtk2.0-0, fontconfig, libxt6, libxext6, libatk1.0-0, libc6, libcairo2, libexpat1, libfontconfig1, libfreetype6, libglib2.0-0, libice6, libpango1.0-0, libpng12-0, libsm6, libx11-6, libxau6, libxcursor1, libxdmcp6, libxfixes3, libxi6, libxinerama1, libxrandr2, libxrender1, zlib1g, libnss3-1d (>= 3.12.0~beta3), libnspr4-0d (>= 4.7.1~beta2)
Recommends: libasound2-plugins (>= 1.0.16)
Suggests: firefox, xulrunner-1.9, firefox-3.0, konqueror-nsplugins, x-ttcidfont-conf, msttcorefonts, ttf-bitstream-vera | ttf-dejavu, ttf-xfree86-nonfree, xfs (>= 1:1.0.1-5)
Conflicts: flashplayer-mozilla, flashplugin (<< 6), libflashsupport, xfs (<< 1:1.0.1-5)
Description: Adobe Flash Player plugin installer
 This package will download the Flash Player from Adobe. It is a
 Netscape/Mozilla type plugin. Any browser based on Netscape or Mozilla can
 use the Flash plugin. This package currently supports the following browsers:
 Mozilla, Mozilla-Firefox, Firefox, Iceweasel, and Iceape. Also Galeon and
 Epiphany can use the Flash plugin. Konqueror can also use the Flash plugin if
 konqueror-nsplugins is installed.
 WARNING: Installing this Ubuntu package causes the Adobe flash plugin to be
 downloaded from The distribution license of the Adobe flash
 plugin is available at Installing this Ubuntu package implies
 that you have accepted the terms of that license.
Npp-Applications: ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384, 92650c4d-4b8e-4d2a-b7eb-24ecf4f6b63a, aa5ca914-c309-495d-91cf-3141bbb04115
Npp-Description: Adobe Flash SWF Player (
Npp-Mimetype: application/x-shockwave-flash
Npp-Name: Adobe Flash Player (installer)
Original-Maintainer: Bart Martens <email address hidden>