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Old 03-29-2006, 06:31 AM   #1
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Adobe reader browser plug


Hi!
I´ve got one stupid question, in the readme text of the adobereader´s install it´s written:

Quote:
5. Add <adobe_install_dir>/bin to the PATH environment variable to allow browsers to launch Adobe Reader, where <adobe_install_dir> is the installation directory of Adobe Reader 7.0.5.
where can i find this ¨PATH environment variable¨?

when i start adobe (./acroread) the error message appears - ¨there was an error loading the plug-in ¨PPKLite.api.¨ the plug-in failed to initialize¨

is it somehow connected to that PATH environment???

Last edited by deggial; 03-29-2006 at 06:47 AM.
 
Old 03-29-2006, 07:09 AM   #2
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Code:
echo $PATH
will show your path

setting the path you can do

Code:
PATH="$PATH:/<acrobat_install_dir> (wherever it is)
export PATH
That will append the acrobat directory to your current list of paths (i would have thought it'd install it to a common one though)

It's best to put that into your .bash_profile so it's run at every login.
 
Old 03-29-2006, 07:40 AM   #3
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thank you, i´ll do it exactly as you say
 
Old 03-29-2006, 08:22 AM   #4
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About the PPKLite.api error message --

That is a widely reported problem with Acrobat reader in Linux. All I know is that the plugin has something do to with "pictures and digital signatures" and that it depends on some library called OpenLDAP. (That's what Googling it told me anyway.) The quick and dirty solution to the error message is just to delete PPKLite.api (or better rename it to something like PPKLite.old). That's what I did and I have never noticed any lost functionality with acrobat reader. And there is no more error message

-geo

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Old 04-01-2006, 01:06 AM   #5
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adobe reader installed with rpm under FC5 doesn't start

and what a mess: is it installed or not?
landon (root) ~/AdobeReader [1007]>rpm -iv AdobeReader_enu-7.0.5-1.i386.rpm
Preparing packages for installation...
package AdobeReader_enu-7.0.5-1 is already installed
landon (root) ~/AdobeReader [1008]>rpm -ev AdobeReader_enu-7.0.5-1.i386.rpm
error: package AdobeReader_enu-7.0.5-1.i386.rpm is not installed
landon (root) ~/AdobeReader [1009]>rpm -Uv AdobeReader_enu-7.0.5-1.i386.rpm
Preparing packages for installation...
package AdobeReader_enu-7.0.5-1 is already installed



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Old 04-05-2006, 02:20 PM   #6
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Another option to resolve the ppklite error would be to install openldap-client package. It worked for me.
 
Old 04-05-2006, 02:24 PM   #7
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the error was mine

rpm -ev AdobeReader_enu-7.0.5-1.i386.rpm

when deleting/removing, only

rpm -ev AdobeReader_enu

is necessary
 
  


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