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I just downloaded adobe acrobat reader and was wondering how to install it. I got as far as extracting it. It wants me to run the install script. How do I do that. Clicking on it doesn't do anything I don't think. Thanks.
I am even more of a newbie. I just installed Linux (Fedora Core 1) yesterday and am trying to install the Acrobat reader. I haven't even gotten as far as unzipping the file. I have absolutely no idea what to do with the file. When I go to the Acrobat site I just get a tar.gz file. What am I supposed to do with this file?
I'm still confused. I managed to get Acrobat Reader loaded on my machine and I can indeed view .pdf files. The problem is that the files get downloaded to my /tmp directory and then I have to manually open up the .pdf file within Acrobat Reader. This is an enormous hassle and I hope this isn't how the application is supposed to work. I don't understand how I'm supposed to edit AcroRead and I don't understand how changing the language setting is going to have anything to do with the application opening up when I try to open a .pdf file.
Distribution: Ubuntu, Debian, Various using VMWare
I'm still confused. I managed to get Acrobat Reader loaded on my machine and I can indeed view .pdf files. The problem is that the files get downloaded to my /tmp directory and then I have to manually open up the .pdf file within Acrobat Reader. This is an enormous hassle and I hope this isn't how the application is supposed to work.
For Mozilla, your plugin directory is "pathToMozillaDirectory/plugins" Simply copy the file
to the mozilla plugin directory. (You will need to be root to do this).
Also, make sure that "acroread" is in your path. Make a symbolic link to it in /usr/local/bin, by typing this, as root:
You will be able to type acroread at the command line, and it will run.
I don't understand how I'm supposed to edit AcroRead and I don't understand how changing the language setting is going to have anything to do with the application opening up when I try to open a .pdf file.
Acroread is actually a shell script. You can edit it, using your favourite text editor, such as vi. As I said before, simply add the lines
below the line #! /bin/sh.
I think that this is a bug in Acrobat, but it is not that hard to rectify.
I did what you said (I think) but I still can't get AcroRead to automatically open when I click on a .pdf hyperlink in my browser. I continue to get the download dialog box that shows the file being saved to a directory which I then have to go in to open.
I don't know what you mean by AcroRead being run as a command. I typed in the code that you gave me but when I type AcroRead at the command line (as root) I get a "command not found" message. Am I still missing something?