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Old 06-21-2004, 10:06 PM   #1
Gringo
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Another Acrobat Reader Issue


I searched for this error I am getting but did not find anything. Maybe someone can help... Here is what I get when attempting to install Acrobat Reader (latest version):

#./INSTALL

(...)

Directory "/usr/local/Acrobat5" does not exist.
Do you want to create it now? [y] y

Installing platform independent files ... Done

Installing platform dependent files ... Done
./INSTALL: line 219: ed: command not found
ERROR installing /usr/local/Acrobat5/bin/acroread

I am very new to Linux, and have no idea what to do... I am running Mandrake 10, with a 2.6.3 version of the Kernel (I think...). Also, I am in su mode when issuing the ./INSTALL command.
Thanks for the help.
 
Old 06-21-2004, 10:47 PM   #2
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You need to install ed.
I think it is on the Mandrake CDs, ore you can download it from rpmfind.org.

Simply download it, and run "rpm -ivh ed-0.2-30mdk.i586.rpm"

I hope this helps
--Ian
 
Old 06-21-2004, 11:07 PM   #3
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Thanks... though still having problems

Thanks for the info. I installed the package, and the install worked fine. I cannot seem to locate or run acroread... Any suggestions?
Thanks again!
 
Old 06-21-2004, 11:22 PM   #4
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/usr/local/Acrobat5/bin/acroread
 
Old 06-21-2004, 11:31 PM   #5
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THANK YOU

Thanks guys... spent all evening on this! How are the newbie supposed to figure it all out.
Thanks again!
 
Old 06-21-2004, 11:50 PM   #6
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Re: THANK YOU

Quote:
Originally posted by Gringo
How are the newbie supposed to figure it all out.
This is not intended to be offensive.

Get used to reading things, you were asked where you want to install it after all and most of the time wiith *nix anything you execute (i.e. run) will be in a bin directory (I'll let you off on the second bit ).

Don't worry about it though, I work for a large software house and a colleague has had an enhancement request along the lines of "A simpler install proceedure is needed because we should not expect windows customer to read documentation"
 
  


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