Ubuntu – I cannot install Pepper Flash on Ubuntu 16.04


I understand that the original version of Adobe's Flash is deprecated for security reasons, and that we should use Pepper Flash instead.

However, I cannot install Pepper Flash on Ubuntu 16.04. (I use Chromium, not Firefox.)

I have followed the instructions to add the repository ppa:skunk/pepper-flash, which worked, and continues to work, perfectly on 14.04.

But, on 16.04, when I reload the repositories, I get this error:

E: The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/skunk/pepper-flash/ubuntu xenial Release' does not have a Release file.
N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.

Is this something that I have done incorrectly? How can I fix this?

Best Answer

  • Enable Canonical Partners repository in System Settings -> Software & Updates, then run in terminal

    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install adobe-flashplugin

    This will install Pepper Flash.

    There is no need to use a PPA.

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