[SOLVED] How to install Adobe PDF Reader for Mozilla Firefox on Slackware 13.37
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How to install Adobe PDF Reader for Mozilla Firefox on Slackware 13.37
i have Slackware 13.37 x64 and have installed 32 compatibility. Now i'm trying to install the Adobe Browser PDF plugin for Mozilla Firefox. I am using Firefox 4 for Linux.
What i did do far:
1. I downloaded the .rpm file from adobe.com (Adobe Reader 9.1)
2. I created the .tgz package with the help of rpm2tgz utility
3. I nstalled the .tgz package
I had no failures
4. I decided to follow the instructions provided
5. I tried to install it by using the script provided:
i run ./install_browser_plugin
6. I selected the default installation folder [/opt]
7. Then option 1 - "global installation" (as root) and it could not install it.
as user specific installation it was successful and now i am trying to test it.
Why it failed for "global installation"? Do i need to perform some compat32 installation for my case?
i had already tried to search in that repository but could not find it (it seems that i was not using the proper keywords). I installed it and restarted Firefox. Now i still get the missing plugin screen. I am testing with this URL:
i executed the commands you had posted. No errors. Unfortunately i cannot view the page after restarting Firefox. As i have a work around in Google Chrome, i would suggest that we do not bother more with that ;-)
Those weren't commands to be executed on their own. It was part of the SlackBuild script. If you want to, you could remove the package you've created and get the SlackBuild, then you won't be limited to that one browser. That's what I'd do.
even if you install Acrobat Reader and get it running on a multilib Slackware64, you may still get into trouble when you want it to integrate in Firefox. IIRK, the reason is that your Firefox is 64bit and Acrobat is 32bit application...
i may be mistaken though... i gave up, so i switched to Evince. You may give Google Chrome a try -- it has an integrated PDF viewer that usually works perfectly.