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Old 10-09-2008, 06:16 PM   #1
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Running Adobe Reader Deb package on AMD64 architecture


I have Debain Lenny running on a 64-bit AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core machine.

Note that this is my first 64-bit machine on which I am running Debian.

One my first issues is that I cannot seem to install the Adobe Reader Deb file (which is for i386 architecture on my machine.

Is there a way by which I can run 32-bit version of applications on 64-bit? Usually I think it should not be a problem running a lower bit (32-bit) application on a higher bit (64-bit)? But unfortunately that is not the caseclear

debian-workstation:~/Desktop# dpkg -i AdobeReader_enu-8.1.2_SU1-1.i386.deb 
dpkg: error processing AdobeReader_enu-8.1.2_SU1-1.i386.deb (--install):
 package architecture (i386) does not match system (amd64)
Errors were encountered while processing:
Any ideas?
Old 10-10-2008, 02:49 PM   #2
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 package architecture (i386) does not match system (amd64)
I would say this is the problem.
If you add the Debian multimedia repository to your Apt sources, Acrobat reader will be installable via aptitude.
Why do you want to use this when there are PDF applications for Debian already?

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Okular is much cooler than Adobe.
Okular - more than a reader
Old 10-11-2008, 11:08 PM   #4
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the trooper is right. the debian multimedia repository has the package for amd64. just go to, and follow the instructions there. It will work fine.


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