In Kubuntu 15.10 (happened earlier as well), I frequently get the following error message:
Data files for some packages could not be downloaded
This is a problem regarding the update (?) of the Flash plugin. I don’t know why it occurs or how to fix it for good.
To fix it temporarily:
sudo apt-get install –reinstall flashplugin-installer
-> doesn’t seem to help
sudo dpkg-reconfigure flashplugin-installer
and enter the full path to the download directory.