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Old 03-28-2002, 08:23 PM   #1
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Question Acroread


I tried to install Adobe Acroread without success. I ran my ./INSTALL, accepted the licensing agreement, accepted the default directory, /usr/local/Acrobat4, then got the messages "installing platform independent files . . . done"
"Installing platform dependent files . . . done"
./INSTALL: ed: command not found
Error installing /usr/local/Acrobat4/bin/Acroread

Never mind. I found out I had to install "ed."


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Old 12-26-2002, 03:47 PM   #2
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I am having a little bit of trouble getting acrobat reader to work to but I have a newer version and this is what happens for me
This installation requires 25MB of free disk space.

Enter installation directory for Acrobat 5.0.5 [/usr/local/Acrobat5]

Installing platform independent files ...
Done

Installing platform dependent files ... Done

thats it, so you would think that it is done and everything went fine, but I cannot figure out how to get acrobat reader to open I have typed acrobat, Acrobat, reader, adobe, Adobe, none of which work, can someone tell me what I am doing wrong, I have looked in the README file and that was no help, well thanks for any help
 
Old 12-26-2002, 05:05 PM   #3
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I think you need to type "acroread" to get this to fire up, if my memory serves me right.
 
Old 12-26-2002, 05:14 PM   #4
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I have typed that also and nothing just an error telling there is no such command
 
Old 12-26-2002, 05:31 PM   #5
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Did you try going to the directory and typing ./acroread?
 
Old 12-26-2002, 07:42 PM   #6
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Add /usr/local/Acrobat5/bin to your path or
put a symlink in /usr/local/bin [...or any /bin on your path] ...ln -s /usr/local/Acrobat5/bin/acroread /usr/local/bin
 
Old 12-27-2002, 10:47 AM   #7
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I will try that today thanks, also one more question, the .pdf's I use are password protected, and the other readers included in linux will not open them at all, will acrobat open them?
 
  


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