Ubuntu – Adobe-flashplugin package is virtual

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Trying to install flash on Ubuntu Mate 16.04, I went to https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/quantal/adobe-flashplugin/ thinking I could find the package there.

Instead I got a cryptic message:
isn't everything virtual

What does this message mean?

Best Answer

It looks to me like you were trying to install the 12.10 Quantal version. That release has been EOL for a very long time now. If you want the Adobe flash plugin for Ubuntu MATE 16.04, the easiest way to do it is:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install ubuntu-restricted-addons