Ubuntu – Can’t install adobe-flash-properties-gtk

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I am trying to see whether I can alter the settings of Flash to reduce the huge memory footprint—whether that succeeds is another issue—and came across advice regarding a settings tool that I am under the impression is in this package:

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/precise/+package/adobe-flash-properties-gtk

To be clear, I am sure I am running precise. I suspect I am supposed to add a PPA here but I can't find the info on what its name is.

Best Answer

The package is still in the Proposed repository. Meaning, that if you don't have the proposed repository activated you can not install these packages. To activate the proposed repository you can either use the GUI or the command line:

Command Line

Manual addition

With root permissions edit your /etc/apt/sources.list:

sudo vim /etc/apt/sources.list

Then look for the following line or add it yourself:

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-proposed restricted main multiverse universe

(If you are not using precise, you can replace it with your current version)

Save your file. Then run sudo apt-get update and install the package you want to use sudo apt-get install package/precise-proposed or sudo apt-get -t precise-proposed install package.

One liners

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ $(lsb_release -cs)-proposed restricted main multiverse universe'" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -t precise-proposed install adobe-flash-properties-gtk

Done.

Using the gui

From the wiki page on the -proposed repository:

To enable the proposed archive for Ubuntu 11.04 go to Applications→Ubuntu Software Center→Edit→Software Sources→Updates and ensure that natty-proposed is ticked.

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Update your cache, and install the desired package.

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