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Old 08-03-2003, 11:54 PM   #1
coldfusion713
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Unhappy Help installing acrobat reader


I'm trying to install acrobat reader for mozilla 1.4 on my mandrake 9.1 system, because for some reason xpdf won't let me print... anyhow, i have reader installed in /usr/local/acrobat5, but i can't figure out how to get mozila to see it as a plugin... on mozilla's plugin page it said:
"Linux: Copy nppdf.so to your Mozilla plugins directory, and ensure a copy of (or symlink to) acroread is in your PATH"
So i copied nppdf.so into the /home/[user]/.mozilla/plugins/ directory... but i'm not sure what it means by "acroread is in your PATH"... I know how to make a symlink, and I found a program called acroread in /usr/local/acrobat5/bin/ ...but what path does it mean? can anyone tell me what commands to use to get it to work? thanks
 
Old 08-04-2003, 01:07 AM   #2
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acroread is the executable file that runs acrobat. It is saying to make sure that it's location is in your path. That location being in the directory /usr/local/acrobat5/bin. Since that might not be in your path you should create a link to it from your path (I think), such as from /usr/bin maybe. acroread just needs to be accessible.

The command 'echo $PATH' will show you your path.
 
Old 08-04-2003, 01:36 AM   #3
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Hmmm... now that you mention it, the pdf plugin isn't working on this system.
I have this in my plugin page:
Code:
nppdf.so

    File name: nppdf.so

MIME Type 	Description 	Suffixes 	Enabled
application/pdf 	Portable Document Format 	pdf 	Yes
And I have:
Code:
[root@localhost root]# find / -name 'nppdf.so' -print
/usr/lib/acroread/Browsers/intellinux/nppdf.so
/usr/lib/netscape/plugins/nppdf.so
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/nppdf.so
[root@localhost root]# find / -name 'acroread' -print
/usr/bin/acroread
/usr/lib/acroread
/usr/lib/acroread/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread
/usr/lib/acroread/bin/acroread
[root@localhost root]# rpm -q acroread
acroread-5.0.7-1.dag.rh80
[root@localhost root]# ls -l /usr/bin/acroread
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           30 Aug  3 19:39 /usr/bin/acroread -> /usr/lib/acroread/bin/acroread
And it doesn't work. Time to search and read and search and read and search and read....
 
Old 08-04-2003, 03:16 AM   #4
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cp /usr/local/Acrobat5/intellinux/npddf.so /usr/lib/mozilla-1.4/plugins/

change location of mozilla plugins directory to what's appropriate

and as it'sjustme says add the the location of acroread to your system path, can put it in /etc/profile

add the line

PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/Acrobat5/bin


logout and login back in again and it should work

If you did the default install of acrobat without changing any locations it'll be /usr/local/Acrobat5 not /usr/local/acrobat5 but that was probably just a typo

Last edited by Looking_Lost; 08-04-2003 at 03:17 AM.
 
Old 09-01-2003, 10:31 PM   #5
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extracted from http://www.linux-sxs.org/internet_browsing/mozilla.html ( it works for me ):

...
# Installing Adobe Acrobat is fairly simple as well.

* tar -xvzf linux-505.tar.gz
* cd ILINXR.install
* ./INSTALL

This will run the install script which will prompt you for the final location to install Acrobat. After this runs, you should run the following command to create a link in your path to the acroread startup script (the recommended way to run the program directly:

* ln -s <acrohome>/bin/acroread /usr/bin/acroread

Finally, to make it available as a plugin...

* cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
ln -s <acro-home>/Browsers/intellinux/nppdf.so
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