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Old 03-25-2005, 11:00 AM   #1
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Adobe Acrobat for Linux installation


I have downloaded the Acrobat reader for Linux and tried to install. It didn't work.

First I ĺogged on as a root user and decompress the tarball.

Look at the following:

[root@c83-250-88-205 kkt]# tar -xvzf linux-5010.tar.gz
installers/COMMON.TAR
installers/INSTALL
installers/LICREAD.TXT
installers/LINUXRDR.TAR
installers/MANIFEST
installers/README
[root@c83-250-88-205 kkt]# cd installers
[root@c83-250-88-205 installers]# ls
COMMON.TAR INSTALL* LICREAD.TXT LINUXRDR.TAR MANIFEST kkt/ README
[root@c83-250-88-205 installers]# cd kkt/
[root@c83-250-88-205 kkt]# ls
bin/ Browsers/ Reader/ Resource/
[root@c83-250-88-205 kkt]# cd bin/
[root@c83-250-88-205 bin]# ls
acroread*
[root@c83-250-88-205 bin]# acroread
bash: acroread: command not found





[root@c83-250-88-205 kkt]# ls
bin/ Browsers/ Reader/ Resource/
[root@c83-250-88-205 kkt]# cd Reader/
[root@c83-250-88-205 Reader]# ls
AcroVersion help/ intellinux/ license.txt MapTypes.pdf res/
[root@c83-250-88-205 Reader]#
------------------------------------------------------------

When you write the word ' acroread ' , it should start the program.

What is the problem? How can I start the program? It seems the installation was fine.

Please help me.
 
Old 03-25-2005, 11:12 AM   #2
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I am not sure about this particular version of acrobat, but note that you can get Acrobat7 meanwhile, which also comes as rpm file (very easy to install).

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=301931

Did you have a look in the INSTALL and README files listed above? Cause it seems to me that you only unpacked the tar-file so far.
Quote:
[root@c83-250-88-205 bin]# acroread
bash: acroread: command not found
Try ./acroread instead (you need to use ./ to execute files from the current directory).

Last edited by abisko00; 03-25-2005 at 11:15 AM.
 
Old 03-25-2005, 12:17 PM   #3
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abisko

I obeyed you and downloaded the ' rpm file'.

The name of the file is AdobeReader_enu-7.0.0-1.i386.rpm

I logged on as a root user and tried to install it.

Please read the following:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
[root@c83-250-88-205 kkt]# rpm -ivh AdobeReader_enu-7.0.0-1.i386.rpm
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
1:AdobeReader_enu ########################################### [100%]
[root@c83-250-88-205 kkt]#
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

How do I open the Adobe Acrobat?
 
Old 03-25-2005, 12:20 PM   #4
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It works now. I just wrote acroread and pressed enter. Thanks for the great help.

Jag kan svenska. Du bor in norra Sverige, eller hur?
 
Old 03-26-2005, 03:57 AM   #5
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Du bor in norra Sverige, eller hur?
Precis, men jag kommer från tyskland också.
 
Old 03-26-2005, 02:46 PM   #6
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Gins,
I can see that you are able to run acrobat reader installing from that rpm. But still, I'd like to comment on your first post.
You unzipped the tar archive but u never ran the actual install script, which means you never installed the program. Thats the reason why it didn't run and gave "command not found" error.
 
Old 03-26-2005, 04:47 PM   #7
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Thanks for your comment. I am not so good at these things. I am fumbling around with these things. I will learn from every mistake.
 
  


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