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Old 04-22-2006, 02:16 AM   #1
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Unhappy Linux Acrobat Reader installation problem


I downloaded the Linux Acrobat Reader 7 from its website
My system matches the requirements.

When I install the rpm,I get this message:

Package gtk2>=2.4 not found.

I want to know why this is not working.
 
Old 04-22-2006, 03:13 AM   #2
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Well, as the installer says, you're missing a package with the name GTK 2.4. You should install that package as well. And then install Acrobat Reader.

You can download GTK 2.4 here:

http://www.gtk.org/download/

I could've given the full download link but you're probably going to need some dependecies as well. And the link for that is there as well.. just scroll down to v2.4.
 
Old 04-22-2006, 07:48 AM   #3
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Or even better, install it via your package manager. It will resolve dependencies automatically.
 
Old 04-22-2006, 07:55 AM   #4
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If he is using RH9 .. RH9 doesn't come standard with Yum .. or ?
 
Old 04-22-2006, 08:01 AM   #5
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I'm not quite sure. It's been a while since I used RedHat. I think there was a package manager in my version, but don't know for sure. I don't even remember which version I used.
 
Old 04-22-2006, 08:59 PM   #6
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I suggest that you install a newer version of Linux first. If you are comfortable with Redhat, try Fedora Core 5. It comes with all the new programs, rather than 5 year old ones. It also comes with a package manager called Yum, which downloads and installs a program and all its dependencies automatically. There is pirut, which is a graphical front end for Yum.

Also, you should be able to install Acrobat Reader with no problem. FC5 comes with evince, a PDF reader that I find is actually better than Acrobat. Also, KPDF (If you prefer KDE) is similar to evince.

Alternativly, other distros such as Ubuntu (if you like Gnome) or Kubuntu (if you like KDE) are excellent for Newbies. I personally prefer Kubuntu.

I hope this helps
--Ian
 
  


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