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Old 12-10-2010, 08:56 PM   #1
antonio-carioca
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Installing AdobeReader in Slackware64


Dear LinuxGurus @ LinuxQuestions;

I've just recently installed Slackware64 release 13.1 in my HP6910p laptop for the first time. I am a new to Slackware, a "Slack-Baby" if you will, but I am not new to UNIX/Linux. I've built several desktops and a few laptops using Fedora & UBUNTU. But, I really wanted to get to know the Slackware. I was told that if you really want to learn LINUX, Slackware is the way.

Anyway, I realize Slackware provides a PDF reader, but I wanted to learn how to install AdobeReader, which only runs in 32bit, to my Slackware64 platform. In that way, I would learn about dependancies, etc...

Can someone help w/ this newbie question?

Respectfully,

antonio
 
Old 12-10-2010, 09:13 PM   #2
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if it runs 32bit then run alien bob's AKA Eric Hameleers a slackware contributor-slackbuild.org multilib here read it all scroll to the bottom you will see the pacages
how to copy all of the packages at one task.
Quote:
"lftp -c 'open http://slackware.com/~alien/multilib/ ; mirror 13.1'"
but that is in the second paragraph . good luck
you will find adobe reader very limited to the open source stuff adobe writer is different. I just use open office for that.
 
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:33 PM   #3
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Alternatively you may like to install eVince, also known as Document Viewer. It is more fully featured than Slackware's Xpdf and available as a SlackBuild which builds to a 64-bit executable on Slackware64.
 
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Old 02-03-2011, 10:08 AM   #4
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Thumbs up Awesome Info - Thank!

I was able to resolve my problem w/ the information/references which you have provided. Thanks Draleo & Catkin for the excellent support! //antonio

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Dear LinuxGurus @ LinuxQuestions;

I've just recently installed Slackware64 release 13.1 in my HP6910p laptop for the first time. I am a new to Slackware, a "Slack-Baby" if you will, but I am not new to UNIX/Linux. I've built several desktops and a few laptops using Fedora & UBUNTU. But, I really wanted to get to know the Slackware. I was told that if you really want to learn LINUX, Slackware is the way.

Anyway, I realize Slackware provides a PDF reader, but I wanted to learn how to install AdobeReader, which only runs in 32bit, to my Slackware64 platform. In that way, I would learn about dependancies, etc...

Can someone help w/ this newbie question?

Respectfully,

antonio
 
  


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