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Bug 360529 - www-plugins/adobe-flash- couldn't download flash-plugin
Summary: www-plugins/adobe-flash- couldn't download flash-plugin
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Jim Ramsay (lack) (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-03-26 10:40 UTC by Teun Blok
Modified: 2011-04-14 18:42 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Teun Blok 2011-03-26 10:40:52 UTC
Problem with fetching the flash-plugin for firefox. All of the sudden the url to fetch this stable version of adobe-flash does not exist anymore.

I have put this version in /etc/portage/package.mask because of the problems with the flash-plugin. The newer stable version has a strange behavior, e.g. flash stay's in memory on the desktop even after I have close firefox. When I restart firefox there is a place on the desktop with a sort of a window which shines thrue another desktop-window. With version this problem does not exist, so I need this stable version.

>>> Emerging (1 of 1) www-plugins/adobe-flash-
>>> Downloading ''
--2011-03-26 11:25:30--
Connecting to||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
2011-03-26 11:25:30 ERROR 404: Not Found.

!!! Couldn't download 'flash-plugin-'. Aborting.
 * Fetch failed for 'www-plugins/adobe-flash-', Log file:
 *  '/var/tmp/portage/www-plugins/adobe-flash-'

>>> Failed to emerge www-plugins/adobe-flash-, Log file:

>>>  '/var/tmp/portage/www-plugins/adobe-flash-'

 * Messages for package www-plugins/adobe-flash-

 * Fetch failed for 'www-plugins/adobe-flash-', Log file:
 *  '/var/tmp/portage/www-plugins/adobe-flash-'

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. su
2. emerge adobe-flash
3. Fetch failed for 'www-plugins/adobe-flash-'
Actual Results:  
Couldn't emerge adobe-flash specific version

Expected Results:  
installed version www-plugins/adobe-flash- 

emerge --info
Portage (default/linux/x86/10.0, gcc-4.4.5, glibc-2.11.3-r0, 2.6.36-gentoo-r8 i686)
System uname: Linux-2.6.36-gentoo-r8-i686-Intel-R-_Core-TM-_i5_CPU_750_@_2.67GHz-with-gentoo-1.12.14
Timestamp of tree: Fri, 25 Mar 2011 23:00:01 +0000
app-shells/bash:     4.1_p9
dev-java/java-config: 2.1.11-r3
dev-lang/python:     2.6.6-r2, 3.1.3-r1
dev-util/cmake:      2.8.1-r2
sys-apps/baselayout: 1.12.14-r1
sys-apps/sandbox:    2.4
sys-devel/autoconf:  2.13, 2.65-r1
sys-devel/automake:  1.9.6-r3, 1.10.3, 1.11.1
sys-devel/binutils:  2.20.1-r1
sys-devel/gcc:       4.4.5
sys-devel/gcc-config: 1.4.1
sys-devel/libtool:   2.2.10
sys-devel/make:      3.81-r2
virtual/os-headers: (sys-kernel/linux-headers)
CFLAGS="-march=native -O2 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/share/config /usr/share/gnupg/qualified.txt"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/ca-certificates.conf /etc/env.d /etc/env.d/java/ /etc/fonts/fonts.conf /etc/gconf /etc/revdep-rebuild /etc/sandbox.d /etc/terminfo /etc/texmf/language.dat.d /etc/texmf/language.def.d /etc/texmf/updmap.d /etc/texmf/web2c"
CXXFLAGS="-march=native -O2 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
FEATURES="assume-digests binpkg-logs distlocks fixlafiles fixpackages news parallel-fetch protect-owned sandbox sfperms strict unknown-features-warn unmerge-logs unmerge-orphans userfetch"
LDFLAGS="-Wl,-O1 -Wl,--as-needed"
LINGUAS="en nl en_US"
MAKEOPTS="-j5 -l5"
PORTAGE_RSYNC_OPTS="--recursive --links --safe-links --perms --times --compress --force --whole-file --delete --stats --timeout=180 --exclude=/distfiles --exclude=/local --exclude=/packages"
USE="X acl alsa avahi berkdb bzip2 cdda cdr cli cracklib crypt cups cxx dbus dri dvd dvdr fam fortran gdbm gif gnome gpm gtk hal iconv ipv6 java jpeg ldap modules mudflap ncurses nls nptl nptlonly nsplugin nvidia openmp pam pcre perl png ppds pppd python readline scanner session ssl sysfs tcpd unicode usb v4l v4l2 x86 xorg zlib" ALSA_CARDS="virtuoso" ALSA_PCM_PLUGINS="adpcm alaw asym copy dmix dshare dsnoop empty extplug file hooks iec958 ioplug ladspa lfloat linear meter mmap_emul mulaw multi null plug rate route share shm softvol" APACHE2_MODULES="actions alias auth_basic authn_alias authn_anon authn_dbm authn_default authn_file authz_dbm authz_default authz_groupfile authz_host authz_owner authz_user autoindex cache cgi cgid dav dav_fs dav_lock deflate dir disk_cache env expires ext_filter file_cache filter headers include info log_config logio mem_cache mime mime_magic negotiation rewrite setenvif speling status unique_id userdir usertrack vhost_alias" CAMERAS="ptp2" COLLECTD_PLUGINS="df interface irq load memory rrdtool swap syslog" ELIBC="glibc" GPSD_PROTOCOLS="ashtech aivdm earthmate evermore fv18 garmin garmintxt gpsclock itrax mtk3301 nmea ntrip navcom oceanserver oldstyle oncore rtcm104v2 rtcm104v3 sirf superstar2 timing tsip tripmate tnt ubx" INPUT_DEVICES="evdev" KERNEL="linux" LCD_DEVICES="bayrad cfontz cfontz633 glk hd44780 lb216 lcdm001 mtxorb ncurses text" LINGUAS="en nl en_US" PHP_TARGETS="php5-3" RUBY_TARGETS="ruby18" USERLAND="GNU" VIDEO_CARDS="nvidia vesa" XTABLES_ADDONS="quota2 psd pknock lscan length2 ipv4options ipset ipp2p iface geoip fuzzy condition tee tarpit sysrq steal rawnat logmark ipmark dhcpmac delude chaos account" 
Comment 1 Jim Ramsay (lack) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2011-04-14 18:42:35 UTC
This is a direct result of the "You cannot mirror anything" clause in the Adobe license.  We must not mirror their software and they can remove it from the web whenever they like.

In this case it's perhaps not an *entirely* bad thing - I was about to remove this version due to a number of critical security bugs.  Upstream just beat me to it.  I have officially p.masked it in the tree, for removal in a week or so.

As for your other issue that caused you to use 10.1 in the first place, hopefully you have seen the other bug about these odd display issues with flash and nvidia: bug #355191.  There's no solution yet, but if there ever is one it will be found there.