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Old 09-09-2007, 08:07 PM   #1
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Adobe Acrobat Reader - Failure


Hello,

I upgraded my system and went to install Adobe Acrobat. I downloaded the latest version, which is 7.0.9-1 and installed it (successfully according to the on-screen readouts). But, I cannot get it to start. When I try to open a file through the Firefox plugin, Firefox freezes. If I try to just start the program from xterm via acroread I get "expr: syntax error" which keeps printing on the terminal ad infinitum.

Anyone else have this problem or know of a solution?
 
Old 09-09-2007, 08:27 PM   #2
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the firefox plugin never works very well anyhow
have you tried redownloading it and reinstalling it?
 
Old 09-09-2007, 11:16 PM   #3
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I too had the same problem and after some googling found out that it is a common problem. It appears that there is a syntax error in the acroread binary file. Below is the link with a solution. Or try a google search.

http://javier.rodriguez.org.mx/index...error-message/
 
Old 09-10-2007, 12:13 AM   #4
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Why use proprietary software anyway? There are plenty of native Linux .pdf readers that work perfectly fine.
 
Old 09-10-2007, 05:42 AM   #5
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Hello,

Quote:
Originally Posted by shivkiyer View Post
I too had the same problem and after some googling found out that it is a common problem. It appears that there is a syntax error in the acroread binary file. Below is the link with a solution. Or try a google search.

http://javier.rodriguez.org.mx/index...error-message/
Thanks. That did the trick.

Imagine, all that for one missing asterisk!
 
Old 09-11-2007, 12:17 PM   #6
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Another fix

Hi All!

Downloaded 7.0.9 (OS is Slack 12, but 've seen this bug also on Slack 11), and recognized, that Adobe distributes the package with acroread script patched with wildcards. And the script does not work. So I had to investigate further. The solution is simple. You have to delete all lines of function check_gtk_version_and_set_lib_path() between the opening and closing brackets, leave (and modify as below):

gtk_version_and_set_lib_path() {
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH = $LD_LIBRARY_PATH
return 1
}

It works for me, without any annoying error or warning messages. Hope this helps. Good luck, Yasuo
 
  


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