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jrdioko 05-07-2011 06:08 PM

Removing Adobe Acrobat Reader installed from Adobe's binary
On a Debian system, I installed Adobe Acrobat Reader using the Linux binary (AdbeRdr9.4.2-1_i486linux_enu.bin) downloaded from Adobe's website. I realized there's a way to install it from a Debian package as opposed to Adobe's binary (and be able to keep up better with security updates), so I want to remove Adobe's version and install the Debian package. What's the right way to uninstall Reader when it was installed this way?

T3RM1NVT0R 05-07-2011 06:59 PM

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Hi there,

I guess you installed using ./AdbeRdr9.4.2-1_i486linux_enu.bin

The package that you downloaded should also contain an uninstall script. Run the uninstall script in the same way you installed it.

Then you can go with sudo apt-get install adobe_package_name

jrdioko 05-07-2011 07:16 PM

When you install Reader from Adobe's site, they just give you a bin (that installs), not a "package" (with an uninstaller). Unless there's something I'm missing?

T3RM1NVT0R 05-07-2011 07:34 PM

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Check for the adobe under /usr/local/bin or under /usr/local not exactly sure about the path but you should find the adobe files under either of the above mentioned two location. Just go ahead and delete the folder from there.

jrdioko 05-07-2011 08:32 PM

It installs into /opt, but puts files in other places (a .so in a Mozilla plugin directory, a binary in /usr/bin I believe, etc.). I could scour the filesystem looking for the files, but I was wondering if there's a better way to remove what was installed.

jrdioko 05-07-2011 08:38 PM

Ah, but poking around more I was able to find a ReadMe that gets installed, which says, to uninstall, run INSTALL_DIR/bin/UNINSTALL, so that should take care of it.

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