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Old 05-13-2013, 06:01 AM   #1
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How to open pdf files in redhat linux 5


Hi,
Someone could tell me how to open the pdf files in red hat linux 5. if you are providing the link to download the Adobe reader for linux that would be more helpful for me...
 
Old 05-13-2013, 06:25 AM   #2
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I believe that Red Hat uses yum

Code:
$ yum update
$ yum install acrobat
should do it, and install the dependancies.
 
Old 05-13-2013, 06:33 AM   #3
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http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/open-a-...-linuxfreebsd/

(Unless the OP is talking about Red Hat Linux 5 which was released in 1997 and discontinued a few years later)
 
Old 05-13-2013, 09:09 AM   #4
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You can go for okular Document viewer,which is open source software.It allows you review and annotate documents.Can be downloaded here
or
Go to http://rpmfind.net/ and search okular

Note
--download lower version rpm package from fedora17 or fedora16 or may be even lower version if available instead of fedora18
--Install using command rpm -ivh packagename in terminal

Last edited by srinietrx; 05-13-2013 at 09:22 AM.
 
Old 05-13-2013, 11:21 AM   #5
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You should have a pdf viewer installed: look in the menu under Accessories or Graphics. It's probably Evince, which is what I have in CentOS. You might even have the actual Adobe reader.

If you must have the Adobe reader for some reason and Red Hat didn't include it, see the instructions here
http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalRes...epositories%29
 
Old 05-13-2013, 05:29 PM   #6
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DO NOT use the "P.O.S." thing that is adobe !!

the OLD RHEL 5.9 already has "evince" by default on the Gnome desktop

if you have Gnome
you already have a WAY BETTER pdf editor than the the "P.O.S." thing that is adobe
 
Old 05-14-2013, 04:00 AM   #7
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How to open pdf files in redhat linux 5

Dear All,
Thank you very much for your timely reply. Finally i logged with the Gnome and i have opened the pdf file with evince viewer..
#evince /"file path"/file name.pdf
 
Old 05-14-2013, 08:19 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by arun.ee1988 View Post
Dear All,
Thank you very much for your timely reply. Finally i logged with the Gnome and i have opened the pdf file with evince viewer..
#evince /"file path"/file name.pdf
Glad you've managed to solve your problem. Just one comment. Judging by the command you posted, you view your pdfs as root. That's not good practice
in terms of security. Try to log in as root only if that's absolutely necessary.
 
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