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Old 01-03-2020, 07:22 PM   #1
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Problem opening pdf files - Evince mysteriously missing

Sorry, seems I managed to post this when testing different subjects - searching for similar threads ...

I'm trying to find out why Evince suddenly went missing.

I haven't actively (as far as I know) done anything to remove it, but in Synaptic evince-common (3.28.4-0ubuntu1.2) is what's installed. Not evince itself.

Not sure when this might have happened, one day I couldn't open pdf files anymore (but got to see other files, so unexpected results in a couple of ways).

Didn't make the connection at the time, but I noticed earlier that Scribus also disappeared, so my first guess would be that this is more of a general problem with som sort of dependencies rather than Evince or Scribus?

On the other hand, there would be more threads on this subject if this had happened to a lot of users.

I hope that fixing this is as simple as installing Evince again, but I would like to know what caused the problem in the first place.

Other than using eepDater, I've installed Master PDF Editor manually:
sudo dpkg -i master-pdf-editor-5.4.38-qt5.amd64
Files open fine in Thunderbird and in the file manager if I choose open with Master PDF Editor.

Last edited by tinmon; 01-03-2020 at 10:41 PM. Reason: Added context and better subject - accidentally posted when testing different subjects, looking for similar threads
Old 01-03-2020, 08:23 PM   #2
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Please provide some context. Why precisely do think Evince went missing? Have you checked the package manager for information on Evince? And so on.
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Old 01-04-2020, 02:06 AM   #3
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agreed that more info would be helpful. evince works on my 64-bit bodhi 5.1 install and running the commands listed (in bold), i get the following terminal output:
apt list evince
evince/bionic-updates,now 3.28.4-0ubuntu1.2 amd64 [installed]
which evince
a synaptic search for evince shows i have both evince and evince-common (same version numbers as above) as well as adwaita-icon-theme and libgxps2 installed.

Last edited by cordx; 01-04-2020 at 02:07 AM. Reason: for clarity


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