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Old 11-21-2006, 05:55 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Adobe acrobat reader error.


Ok, so I tried installing the reader directly from the tarball and I didn't have a successful result. So, I went to slackbuilds.org and grabbed the build script and everything hoping that it will run smooth, but alas, everything was in vain. I tried running it on a terminal console to see if I will have some info about the error and this is what I got, flooding my terminal:

expr: syntax error

Anyone had success in fixing the error? Thank you very much for your replies.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 08:23 AM   #2
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I received the same kind of error when installing the packages for Adobe Reader 7.0.8 at linuxpackages. I have yet to resolve this as well, but found that the default pdf reader that is part of either Slackware 11 or Dropline Gnome works just as well for me, and faster than Adobe Reader ever was for me!
 
Old 11-22-2006, 08:25 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by swampdog2002
I received the same kind of error when installing the packages for Adobe Reader 7.0.8 at linuxpackages. I have yet to resolve this as well, but found that the default pdf reader that is part of either Slackware 11 or Dropline Gnome works just as well for me, and faster than Adobe Reader ever was for me!
Which reader? I am using evince as of the moment.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 09:21 AM   #4
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xpdf? kpdf? gv? They are all included in Slackware, try which one fits best.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 09:27 AM   #5
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Here's a good tip. Download the firefox addon called 'pdf download'. And tell it to use a particular pdf viewer whenever you need to view or download a pdf from the web. You need to tell pdf download which viewer to use, eg /usr/X11R6/bin/xpdf.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 03:25 PM   #6
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We have a thread in the Dropline forums on this issue. http://forums.droplinegnome.org/viewtopic.php?t=5229

You will get that error if you try to use Adobe's official reader with GTK+2.10 or greater. There is a bug in Adobe's version detection.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 05:12 PM   #7
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I downloaded acrobat reader from www.slacky.it and installed it on my machine it works perfectly.
http://www.slacky.it/repository/slac...8-i386-1sl.tgz
Try it
 
Old 11-22-2006, 09:06 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by zborgerd
We have a thread in the Dropline forums on this issue. http://forums.droplinegnome.org/viewtopic.php?t=5229

You will get that error if you try to use Adobe's official reader with GTK+2.10 or greater. There is a bug in Adobe's version detection.
Oh! So that's the culprit. I knew I shouldn't have trusted proprietary too much. I guess i'm getting used with evince. But I will still be glad to fix this using the aforementioned fix. Thank you mr. zborgerd.
 
  


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