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Old 10-29-2010, 10:07 AM   #1
arubin
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Adobe Acrobat has stopped working


I have 13.0 64 with alien's multilib packages.

Adobe Acrobat has stopped working. If I try it from the command line I get

Quote:
./acroread: No such file or directory
I have tried re-installing but there is no difference and the file is clearly there. Is it possible a recent upgrade of a slackware patch might have caused this?
 
Old 10-30-2010, 04:43 AM   #2
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Hi,

this seems to be a problem with the path. The errormessage states that acroread is not found in your current workingdirectory. Which command did you use to start acroread from the commandline? Use
Code:
whereis acroread
to check were the executeable file is and check your pathes
Code:
env | grep -i path
Markus
 
Old 10-30-2010, 05:18 AM   #3
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I have 13.0 64 with alien's multilib packages.

Adobe Acrobat has stopped working. Is it possible a recent upgrade of a slackware patch might have caused this?
Yes, it is possible. Alien's multilib glibc supports both 64 bits and 32 bits. If you have installed the Oct 20 or Oct 28 glibc patches from slackware.com, you have in fact removed the multilib glibc and you now only have the regular 64-bit glibc. You can fix it by upgrading to the fixed multilib glibc packages on alien's web page.

Last edited by Petri Kaukasoina; 10-30-2010 at 05:22 AM.
 
Old 10-30-2010, 05:28 AM   #4
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... you have in fact removed the multilib glibc and you now only have the regular 64-bit glibc....
Thanks to Petri Kaukasoina,

this is very helpful since I've installed Slackware-multilib recently on my new netbook and your post brings to my mind that I have to be careful when upgrading some of the packages.

Markus
 
Old 10-30-2010, 02:25 PM   #5
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I thought I had a posted a follow-up but I must have got interrupted.

Anyway, immediately after I posted the first message I realised I should try updating to Alien's glib multilib packages and when I did that I had Acrobat working. The next problem was that all the letters were shown as squares. This was cured by

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cd /etc/pango/i486-slackware-linux
pango-querymodules > pango.modules
 
  


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