Re: Solved: Re: Can't install flashplugin.nonfree. ERROR: wget failed to download

Thanks for your response.

Yes, I installed sudo, and edited the confiugration file using visudo.
That was easy.
And I have been using sudo in all the cases where I needed to be root.
I believed that it gives me better security.

However, in this particular case of installing flashplugin-nonfree,
sudo apt-get failed, but su apt-get succeeded.

What I'm trying to say is that this could be interpreted as a subtle bug,
because it confuses a user like me.

2012/5/2, Indulekha <indulekha@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
On Wed, May 02, 2012 at 05:07:26PM +1200, Chris Bannister wrote:
On Tue, May 01, 2012 at 05:05:28PM +0900, Han Soo Chang wrote:
Thanks for your help.

It was just that I needed to apt-get install as root, not sudo apt-get..

The following command
# apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
worked just fine.

$ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
failed because the invoked script probably did not have the write
for a certain directory.

This is a little bit confusing for a newbie like me.
But, anyway, I can now see the videos on youtube.

Just remember Debian isn't Ubuntu. When you see "sudo blah blah blah"
just run "blah blah blah" as root¹.

Ubuntu specifically sets up sudo, they don't like you being root!
whereas, in Debian, ***YOU*** would have to install sudo and configure
it to get the desired result.

¹ "su -c blah blah blah" is probably better.

I use sudo all the time, and have done so for years.
'Course you have to install it, add your user to the
sudo group, and edit /etc/sudoers with the "visudo"
command first. But all that is very easy.
Install sudo and read "man sudo".
Feel free to ask me if you need further help with it.

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