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Old 09-23-2010, 07:42 PM   #1
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Acrobat Reader 9


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Howto install Acrobat Reader 9 on Lenny?
 
Old 09-23-2010, 11:10 PM   #2
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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.
 
Old 09-24-2010, 03:04 AM   #3
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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.
 
Old 09-24-2010, 08:05 AM   #4
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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
 
Old 09-25-2010, 11:34 AM   #5
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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?
 
Old 09-25-2010, 11:41 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by cccc View Post
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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