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Old 11-04-2007, 01:02 PM   #1
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Installing Adobe 8.0


I am trying to download adobe reader 8.0 on my Kubuntu 7.10, after going through all the steps of update and so on, I get to last step and it seems to install all, then it aborts.

rmadd@rmadd-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install acroread mozilla-acroread acroread-plugins
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
acroread-escript
The following NEW packages will be installed:
acroread acroread-escript acroread-plugins mozilla-acroread
0 upgraded, 4 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 49.0MB of archives.
After unpacking 122MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
Abort.
rmadd@rmadd-desktop:~$

Does any one know what I ca do with this? Thanks
 
Old 11-04-2007, 05:51 PM   #2
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Might be a silly question, but are you doing this on the LiveCD or an installed system?
 
Old 11-04-2007, 06:25 PM   #3
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I don't know anything about the version in the apt-get repository, but I've managed to install the official version from www.adobe.com on Ubuntu without any issues. It certainly installed a lot easier than what you're trying to do.
 
Old 11-04-2007, 07:30 PM   #4
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matthewg42: I have the OS installed.

hand of fate: I have tried to install from the adobe site, but after downloading,ERROR: the extraction was refused because there was not a installer in the program. I would appreciate if you could tell me how you did it.
 
Old 11-04-2007, 08:45 PM   #5
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I don't see any package called acroread. Perhaps I don't have the same repos enabled as you. Can you do this command and paste the output please:
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apt-cache show acroread
 
Old 11-05-2007, 09:47 AM   #6
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I have tried to install from the adobe site, but after downloading,ERROR: the extraction was refused because there was not a installer in the program. I would appreciate if you could tell me how you did it.
Strange error message. I've never heard of extraction ever being "refused".

Have you tried the .deb package from Adobe? I can't remember whether it was the tar.gz or the .deb version I used, but the .deb should be easier to install.
 
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Thanks to you all for the help. The deb version DL worked great. Thanks
 
  


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