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cccc 09-23-2010 06:42 PM

Acrobat Reader 9
 
hi

Howto install Acrobat Reader 9 on Lenny?

frankbell 09-23-2010 10:10 PM

It's in the repos as "acroread" or download it directly from Adobe.

Frankly, I recommend against the Acrobat Reader. It's bloatware.

Gnome on Lenny should already include the Gnome app for reading PDFs and maybe even xpdf (it's been a couple of years since I used Debian).

My choice for a PDF reader is Okular, which should also be in the Debian repos (I know it's in the Ubuntu repos); it should install and run just fine, even though it is a KDE app.

On Windows, I use Foxit rather than the Acrobat Reader. There's also a Foxit for Linux which I've heard good things about.

jim_p 09-24-2010 02:04 AM

Acrobat reader, or acroread as its package is named, is found in the non-free part of the debian multimedia repo.

Bloatware or not, acroread has features that opensource readers don't, so it may be useful to some.
For instance, I hate the "habit" that every opensource reader has. That is to load in memory the entire pdf file, making my pc slow down when looking at a pdf where 1 image = 1 page.

craigevil 09-24-2010 07:05 AM

Add deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org lenny main non-free to your sources.list
then do aptitude update;aptitude install debian-multimedia-keyring acroread

$ apt-cache policy acroread
acroread:
Installed: (none)
Candidate: 9.3.4-0.0
Version table:
9.3.4-0.0 0
500 http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ unstable/non-free i386 Packages

cccc 09-25-2010 10:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frankbell (Post 4107273)
It's in the repos as "acroread" or download it directly from Adobe.

I've download AdbeRdr9.3.4-1_i486linux_enu.bin directly from the Adobe website, but howto install *.bin file under Lenny?

repo 09-25-2010 10:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cccc (Post 4108699)
I've download AdbeRdr9.3.4-1_i486linux_enu.bin directly from the Adobe website, but howto install *.bin file under Lenny?

In a terminal
Code:

cd to where the file is located
chmod +x AdbeRdr9.3.4-1_i486linux_enu.bin
./AdbeRdr9.3.4-1_i486linux_enu.bin

However, it's better to use the repo's to install software in debian.

Kind regards


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