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Old 07-10-2014, 07:17 AM   #1
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how do I install acrobat reader?


Hello. There doesn't seem to be an acroread package. So I went to the adobe site and downloaded their package, but I can't install it. How do I install it?

Code:
mark@mark-OptiPlex-755:~/NewDebs/acroread$ ls
AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.bin
mark@mark-OptiPlex-755:~/NewDebs/acroread$ sudo ./AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.bin
sudo: ./AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.bin: command not found
mark@mark-OptiPlex-755:~/NewDebs/acroread$ sudo AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.bin
sudo: AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.bin: command not found
mark@mark-OptiPlex-755:~/NewDebs/acroread$ ./AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.binbash: ./AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.bin: Permission denied
mark@mark-OptiPlex-755:~/NewDebs/acroread$ sudo ./AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.bin
sudo: ./AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.bin: command not found
mark@mark-OptiPlex-755:~/NewDebs/acroread$ AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.bin
AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.binAdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.bin: command not found
 
Old 07-10-2014, 07:20 AM   #2
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probably the execute flag is missing: chmod +x AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.bin
 
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:08 AM   #3
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you probably have something like evince already installed.
 
Old 07-10-2014, 11:42 AM   #4
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probably the execute flag is missing: chmod +x AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.bin
Okay, I did that and it worked, but I'm getting the following:

Code:
mark@mark-OptiPlex-755:~/NewDebs/acroread$ acroread
/opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread: error while loading shared libraries: libxml2.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
mark@mark-OptiPlex-755:~/NewDebs/acroread$
How do I fix this?

ETA:
I did a search and I have this file, so I'm truly puzzled why it doesn't work. Where does acroread expect to find libxml2.so.2? Perhaps if I knew that, I could put a link.
Code:
mark@mark-OptiPlex-755:~/NewDebs/acroread$ locate libxml2.so.2
/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libxml2.so.2
/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libxml2.so.2.9.1

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Old 07-10-2014, 12:01 PM   #5
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Why don't you use the deb package from
get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/

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Old 07-10-2014, 12:01 PM   #6
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Hmm. I think because it's a 32 rather than 64-bit version. Where can I find the 64-bit version?

I'll try the deb version, but I suspect I'll have the same result given that that's also a 32 bit version.
 
Old 07-10-2014, 12:03 PM   #7
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Here the 32 bit version works on the 64 bit system.

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I don't think they have a 64 bit version.

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Old 07-10-2014, 12:10 PM   #9
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Yup, installed the deb version of it, and still get the same result. I'll try restarting, and see if that makes a difference.
 
Old 07-10-2014, 12:13 PM   #10
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You need to install the 32 bit version from the libraries:
Code:
apt-get install libxml2:i386 ia32-libs
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Old 07-10-2014, 12:18 PM   #11
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Code:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package ia32-libs is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
However, the following packages replace it:
  lib32z1 lib32ncurses5 lib32bz2-1.0

E: Package 'ia32-libs' has no installation candidate
mark@mark-OptiPlex-755:~$   lib32z1 lib32ncurses5 lib32bz2-1.0
lib32z1: command not found
mark@mark-OptiPlex-755:~$ sudo apt-get install lib32z1 lib32ncurses5 lib32bz2-1.0
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  lib32tinfo5 libc6-i386
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  lib32bz2-1.0 lib32ncurses5 lib32tinfo5 lib32z1 libc6-i386
But I still get the same error when I try to run acroread.
 
Old 07-10-2014, 12:20 PM   #12
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Wait, I am getting closer, I now get a new error:

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mark@mark-OptiPlex-755:~$ acroread
/opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
 
Old 07-10-2014, 12:26 PM   #13
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try
Code:
dpkg --add-architecture i386
then
Code:
apt-get install libxml2:i386 ia32-libs
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Old 07-10-2014, 12:27 PM   #14
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Okay, got it working.

Code:
sudo apt-get install libstdc++6:i386
I expect it will be somewhat unstable, though.
 
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