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Old 01-04-2010, 02:11 AM   #1
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Where to download 64bit Adobe Acrobat Reader


Hi folks,

Fedora 12 64bit
Firefox 3.5.6

On browsing a document on a website it popup;
Code:
Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 (with Asian Font pack installed) or above is required for viewing this document. Please install the required software.
PDFescape Extension 0.13 is already installed but it can't work. Neither its package is on repo

However I can't find 64bit version on;
Adobe Reader
http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/


Pls advise whether I can't download 32bit version instead? If YES where shall I retain the package to install so that it can be detected on browsing? TIA


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Last edited by satimis; 01-04-2010 at 02:22 AM.
 
Old 01-04-2010, 02:30 AM   #2
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From the rpmfusion wishlist:
Quote:
Request: AdobeReader
Summary: An application that can view, navigate and print PDF documents
Notes: Adobe provides its own Yum repository for Adobe Reader and Flash - see http://blogs.adobe.com/acroread/2008...lable_via.html
URL: http://www.adobe.com/products/acroba...lversions.html
Why not in RPM Fusion: It is not re-distributable. See http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/distribute.html
The binary itself will be 32bit even if the package is for 64 bit. The acroread program in your path will be a bash script that does a lot of setup before calling the actual acroread binary.
 
Old 01-04-2010, 03:07 AM   #3
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From the rpmfusion wishlist:


The binary itself will be 32bit even if the package is for 64 bit.
Hi jschiwal,

Thanks for your advice.

I found the package;

$ yum list AdobeReader*
Code:
Loaded plugins: presto, refresh-packagekit
Available Packages
AdobeReader_chs.i486                                                  8.1.7-1                                                   adobe-linux-i386
AdobeReader_cht.i486                                                  8.1.7-1                                                   adobe-linux-i386
AdobeReader_dan.i486                                                  8.1.7-1                                                   adobe-linux-i386
AdobeReader_deu.i486                                                  9.2-1                                                     adobe-linux-i386
AdobeReader_enu.i486                                                  9.2-1                                                     adobe-linux-i386
AdobeReader_esp.i486                                                  8.1.7-1                                                   adobe-linux-i386
AdobeReader_fra.i486                                                  9.2-1                                                     adobe-linux-i386
AdobeReader_ita.i486                                                  8.1.7-1                                                   adobe-linux-i386
AdobeReader_jpn.i486                                                  9.2-1                                                     adobe-linux-i386
AdobeReader_kor.i486                                                  8.1.7-1                                                   adobe-linux-i386
AdobeReader_nld.i486                                                  8.1.7-1                                                   adobe-linux-i386
AdobeReader_nor.i486                                                  8.1.7-1                                                   adobe-linux-i386
AdobeReader_ptb.i486                                                  8.1.7-1                                                   adobe-linux-i386
AdobeReader_suo.i486                                                  8.1.7-1                                                   adobe-linux-i386
AdobeReader_sve.i486                                                  8.1.7-1
I suppose "AdobeReader_cht.i486" is Traditional Chinese.


Quote:
The acroread program in your path will be a bash script that does a lot of setup before calling the actual acroread binary.
Could you please explain in more detail. TIA


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Old 01-04-2010, 03:17 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by satimis View Post

Could you please explain in more detail. TIA
It would be better if you looked for yourself.

file $(which acroread)

The result is a long bash script. Looking at my package repo, there is only one acroread package available. It doesn't look like there is a 64 bit version for Linux available anywhere. Looking at the script, it doesn't look like anything special is done for 64 bit distro's and I needn't have brought it up in the first place. So if you are running on a 64 bit only chip such as Itanium, you might be out of luck.

Last edited by jschiwal; 01-04-2010 at 03:18 AM.
 
Old 01-04-2010, 10:27 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jschiwal View Post
It would be better if you looked for yourself.

file $(which acroread)

The result is a long bash script. Looking at my package repo, there is only one acroread package available. It doesn't look like there is a 64 bit version for Linux available anywhere. Looking at the script, it doesn't look like anything special is done for 64 bit distro's and I needn't have brought it up in the first place. So if you are running on a 64 bit only chip such as Itanium, you might be out of luck.
Hi jschiwal,

Performed following steps;

[satimis@fedora12 ~]$ sudo yum install AdobeReader_cht.i486

[satimis@fedora12 ~]$ file $(which acroread)
Code:
/usr/bin/acroread: symbolic link to `/opt/Adobe/Reader8/bin/acroread'
Still can't browser the document on that website. They need http://www.adobe.com/products/acroba...nfontpack.html


On Gnome desktop
System -> Aministration/Preferences

Where can I select the application to read .pdf files? I have Acrobat Reader 8 installed on the box. I need to start it to read .pdf files. TIA


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Old 01-04-2010, 10:50 PM   #6
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Did you download the font pack for the version of acroread that you do have?

Can you supply a url link to the document you are browsing to?
Maybe an OS pdf reader will work.
 
Old 01-05-2010, 08:35 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jschiwal View Post
Did you download the font pack for the version of acroread that you do have?

Can you supply a url link to the document you are browsing to?
Maybe an OS pdf reader will work.
Hi jschiwal,

Yes, I download the fontpack and made a test on a 32bit Debian 8.0 box which entcountered the same problem.

They need the fontpack on following URL;
http://www.adobe.com/products/acroba...nfontpack.html

I made following selection;
Code:
Adobe Reader Version - Adobe Reader 8
Font Pack - Chinese Traditional
Platform - Linux
Download and extract above fontpack on /Desktop/Adobe_zh_fonts/ and performed following steps;

satimis@vm0:~$ cd Adobe_zh_fonts/
satimis@vm0:~/Adobe_zh_fonts$ ls
Code:
BINCOM.TAR  INSTALL  LANGCHT.TAR  LANGCOM.TAR  LICREAD.TXT
satimis@vm0:~/Adobe_zh_fonts$ sudo ./INSTALL
Code:
[sudo] password for satimis: 
Welcome to the Asian Language Kit installation.
This installation will not work if you do not have the Unix Adobe Reader version 8.1 installed prior to this installation.
If you do not have Adobe Reader version 8.1 already installed on your system please do so before installing this Asian Language Kit.
Continue installation?  [y]
The font software contained in this package is being licensed to you solely
for use with the Adobe Reader product ("Adobe Reader") subject to
the terms and conditions of the Electronic End User License Agreement
accompanying the Adobe Reader.

Please type  "accept"  to accept the terms and conditions of license agreement; Type  "decline"  to exit.  accept
Enter the location where you installed the Adobe Reader [/opt]
I can't proceed further here.

Adobe Reader was previously installed on;
$ ls -al /home/satimis/.adobe/Acrobat/8.0/
Code:
total 48
drwxr-xr-x 7 satimis satimis 4096 2010-01-04 11:32 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 satimis satimis 4096 2009-07-16 19:49 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 satimis satimis  430 2009-07-16 19:50 AdobeCMapFnt08.lst
drwxr-xr-x 3 satimis satimis 4096 2009-08-03 16:21 Cache
drwxr-xr-x 2 satimis satimis 4096 2010-01-05 01:46 Cert
drwxr-xr-x 2 satimis satimis 4096 2010-01-04 11:32 JavaScripts
drwxr-xr-x 4 satimis satimis 4096 2010-01-05 01:46 Preferences
drwxr-xr-x 2 satimis satimis 4096 2010-01-05 01:58 Temp
-rw------- 1 satimis satimis   36 2010-01-05 01:59 TMDocs.sav
-rw------- 1 satimis satimis   54 2010-01-05 01:59 TMGrpPrm.sav
-rw------- 1 satimis satimis 4809 2009-07-16 19:50 UserCache.bin

None of follows can work
Code:
Enter the location where you installed the Adobe Reader [/opt] /home/satimis/.adobe/Acrobat/8.0 
Enter the location where you installed the Adobe Reader [/opt] /home/satimis/.adobe/Acrobat/8.0/
Enter the location where you installed the Adobe Reader [/opt] /home/satimis/.adobe/Acrobat/    
Enter the location where you installed the Adobe Reader [/opt] /home/satimis/.adobe/Acrobat     
Enter the location where you installed the Adobe Reader [/opt] /home/satimis/.adobe/            
Enter the location where you installed the Adobe Reader [/opt] /home/satimis/.adobe

Therefore I symlinked the files to /opt

satimis@vm0:~$ ls -al /opt/
Code:
total 8
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 4096 2010-01-04 16:18 .
drwxr-xr-x 21 root root 4096 2009-05-31 21:23 ..
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root   51 2010-01-04 16:14 AdobeCMapFnt08.lst -> /home/satimis/.adobe/Acrobat/8.0/AdobeCMapFnt08.lst
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root   38 2010-01-04 16:14 Cache -> /home/satimis/.adobe/Acrobat/8.0/Cache
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root   37 2010-01-04 16:15 Cert -> /home/satimis/.adobe/Acrobat/8.0/Cert
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root   44 2010-01-04 16:15 JavaScripts -> /home/satimis/.adobe/Acrobat/8.0/JavaScripts
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root   44 2010-01-04 16:16 Preferences -> /home/satimis/.adobe/Acrobat/8.0/Preferences
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root   37 2010-01-04 16:16 Temp -> /home/satimis/.adobe/Acrobat/8.0/Temp
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root   43 2010-01-04 16:17 TMDocs.sav -> /home/satimis/.adobe/Acrobat/8.0/TMDocs.sav
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root   45 2010-01-04 16:18 TMGrpPrm.sav -> /home/satimis/.adobe/Acrobat/8.0/TMGrpPrm.sav
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root   46 2010-01-04 16:18 UserCache.bin -> /home/satimis/.adobe/Acrobat/8.0/UserCache.bin

But still failed and can't proceed
Code:
Enter the location where you installed the Adobe Reader [/opt] 
Enter the location where you installed the Adobe Reader [/opt] /opt

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Old 01-14-2010, 09:19 AM   #8
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Check if you have a /usr/lib/Adobe directory. If so, your install directory is /usr/lib/. The ~/.adobe/ directory is for user settings.
 
  


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