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Old 03-18-2003, 10:43 PM   #1
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Question Fail to install Adobe Reader 5.0


I downloaded it, about 8MB,
After using tar to unzip it,
i don't see shell scripts file to install it.

What can i do now ?
 
Old 03-18-2003, 10:49 PM   #2
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Help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Panic!!!
 
Old 03-18-2003, 10:56 PM   #3
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What? Why are you panicing? What files DO you see? Is there a readme or install file? I'm downloading it now so I can help you better...

Cool
 
Old 03-18-2003, 11:03 PM   #4
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Note: Acrobat 5 does not work out of the ``box'' with RH 8.0. RH is now using a UTF8 character set that Acrobat refuses to use (it spits out an error/warning that looks like it might be switching to something else but it then aborts). A workaround is to set up an alias or define a panel launcher that uses the command line:

LANG=C acroread

Then it'll run just fine. Of course, you've got to get it installed first.
 
Old 03-18-2003, 11:08 PM   #5
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after unzip, i did not see any useful txt files to teach me installation.


Waiting for MasterC to help me!
 
Old 03-18-2003, 11:22 PM   #6
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As root:
./INSTALL



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Old 03-18-2003, 11:29 PM   #7
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sure?
last night i tried bu it does not recognise the install file .
 
Old 03-18-2003, 11:41 PM   #8
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I just did it. Here's exactly what I did:
download the file;
cd /path/to/directory/with/file
mkdir acrobat
mv linux-506.tar.gz acrobat
cd acrobat
tar xvzf linux-506.tar.gz
su -m [ENTER]
root's password [ENTER]
./INSTALL
Accept default location, create directory, smile.
After it's finished:
ln -sf /usr/local/Acr(then press TAB)/bin/acroread /usr/bin/acroread
ln -sf /usr/local/Acrobat5/Browsers/intellinux/nppdf.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/nppdf.so

Fired up a browser and checked a pdf, fired up a terminal and typed acroread, all was working just fine...

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Old 03-18-2003, 11:46 PM   #9
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TQ, will try likewise, you're my GURU !!!
 
Old 03-18-2003, 11:47 PM   #10
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I just downloaded Abiword, 2.8MB.
 
Old 03-19-2003, 12:57 AM   #11
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Nah, I'm just quick with the easy answers



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Old 04-30-2003, 04:06 PM   #12
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utf8 in Mandrake 9.1 and Acroread

Quote:
Originally posted by rnturn
Note: Acrobat 5 does not work out of the ``box'' with RH 8.0. RH is now using a UTF8 character set that Acrobat refuses to use (it spits out an error/warning that looks like it might be switching to something else but it then aborts). A workaround is to set up an alias or define a panel launcher that uses the command line:

LANG=C acroread

Then it'll run just fine. Of course, you've got to get it installed first.
----

I have exactly this problem! Could you, or somebody else, explain (more in detail) what I should do: "set up an alias or define a panel launcher that uses the command line:

LANG=C acroread"

I have tried:
[ralf@L750 ralf]$ LANG=C /usr/local/Acrobat5/bin/acroread
Warning: charset "UTF-8" not supported, using "ISO8859-1".
Aborted
[ralf@L750 ralf]$

Any help is appreciated!

Ralf
 
Old 04-30-2003, 11:11 PM   #13
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Re: utf8 in Mandrake 9.1 and Acroread

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Originally posted by hartings
"set up an alias or define a panel launcher that uses the command line:

LANG=C acroread"

I have tried:
[ralf@L750 ralf]$ LANG=C /usr/local/Acrobat5/bin/acroread
Warning: charset "UTF-8" not supported, using "ISO8859-1".
Aborted
I had no luck setting it up as as a panel launcher. It works fine as an alias such as:

alias acrobat='LANG=C /usr/bin/acroread'

I would have liked to have the panel launcher but I usually have enough terminal windows open that I have little trouble getting to one and using the alias.

Hope this helps...

Rick
 
Old 05-01-2003, 02:43 AM   #14
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Rick,

Thank you for your quick reply! Unfortunately, it does not work for me:

[ralf@L750 ralf]$ alias acrobat='LANG=C /usr/local/Acrobat5/bin/acroread'
[ralf@L750 ralf]$ acrobat
Warning: charset "UTF-8" not supported, using "ISO8859-1".
Aborted
[ralf@L750 ralf]$


I actually have another major problem to, which is strongly related to this problem. Let me try to explain it :

I have Mandrake 9.0 on my local server and 9.1 on another machine (earlier 9.0: worked great!) and I have a couple of Win machines connected to this network.
Installing 9.1 on the machine gave me couple of problems related to the default charset utf8 used in 9.1 (iocharset=iso8859-1, codepage=850 is used in 9.0 per default due to my swedish keybord and language settings).

Some examples:

1. In the local network:
If I mount my windows partions on my 9.0 server with iocharset=iso8859-1, my windows clients in the network can see all files (meaning also the ones with swedish characters). BUT on my 9.1 machine I can not see the swedish filenames (inspite of a correctly configured samba - the windows clients are fine!)
If I mount my windows partitions on my 9.0 server with iocharset=utf8, I can see the swedish file names on my 9.1 machine. BUT the windows clients only see "strange characters"
How can I both get to work?
2. Acrobat reader 5.0.5 can not work with the default charset utf8!!and crashes upon start (the problem addressed in this thread), nor can Kghostview show files with swedish chracters, allthough Konqueror can!

It seems that Mandrake (and Red Hat) has released a "non-international" release. I guess that other, non-std character users, will have similar problems (I got this confirmed the other day from a finnish and german user)

I have tried to implement iocharset=iso8859-1 the /etc/fstab file on my 9.1 machine, without any success. I seem to be stuck with the strange utf8, which is not compatible with a combined linux-windows network nor mandrakes own applications (like Kghostview,...).

Is there anything in my /etc/sysconfig/i18n file that needs to be changed to get windows and linux network compatible and to get to acroread working?:
[ralf@L750 ralf]$ cat /etc/sysconfig/i18n
LC_TELEPHONE=sv_SE.UTF-8
LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8
LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8:en_US:en
LC_MONETARY=sv_SE.UTF-8
LC_ADDRESS=sv_SE.UTF-8
LC_COLLATE=en_US.UTF-8
LC_NAME=sv_SE.UTF-8
LC_PAPER=sv_SE.UTF-8
LC_NUMERIC=sv_SE.UTF-8
SYSFONT=lat0-16
LC_TIME=en_US.UTF-8
LC_MEASUREMENT=sv_SE.UTF-8
LANG=en_US.UTF-8
LC_MESSAGES=en_US.UTF-8
LC_IDENTIFICATION=sv_SE.UTF-8
[ralf@L750 ralf]$

Thank you for trying to help me!

Ralf
 
Old 05-01-2003, 08:28 PM   #15
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Quote:
Originally posted by hartings
Unfortunately, it does not work for me:

[ralf@L750 ralf]$ alias acrobat='LANG=C /usr/local/Acrobat5/bin/acroread'
[ralf@L750 ralf]$ acrobat
Warning: charset "UTF-8" not supported, using "ISO8859-1".
Aborted
That's the sort of message that I was getting until I did the ``LANG='' trick. Sort of puzzled why it doesn't work for you.
Quote:
It seems that Mandrake (and Red Hat) has released a "non-international" release. I guess that other, non-std character users, will have similar problems (I got this confirmed the other day from a finnish and german user)
Heh. I thought the reason that they moved from LANG=C way of dealing with character sets was that it was too US English oriented. Guess they're not quite there yet.
Quote:
I have tried to implement iocharset=iso8859-1 the /etc/fstab file on my 9.1 machine, without any success. I seem to be stuck with the strange utf8, which is not compatible with a combined linux-windows network nor mandrakes own applications (like Kghostview,...).
It seems to break a few other things as well. I've given up setting up a 40+ line console because the new way of doing things seems to allow my favored console settings only until the rc scripts start finagling things to make it more international. (And I've just been too darned lazy to dive in and figure out whether it can be fixed.)
Quote:
$ cat /etc/sysconfig/i18n
LC_TELEPHONE=sv_SE.UTF-8
LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8
LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8:en_US:en
LC_MONETARY=sv_SE.UTF-8
LC_ADDRESS=sv_SE.UTF-8
LC_COLLATE=en_US.UTF-8
LC_NAME=sv_SE.UTF-8
LC_PAPER=sv_SE.UTF-8
LC_NUMERIC=sv_SE.UTF-8
SYSFONT=lat0-16
LC_TIME=en_US.UTF-8
LC_MEASUREMENT=sv_SE.UTF-8
LANG=en_US.UTF-8
LC_MESSAGES=en_US.UTF-8
LC_IDENTIFICATION=sv_SE.UTF-8
Holy cow! I only see:

# cat i18n
LANG="en_US.UTF-8"
SUPPORTED="en_US.UTF-8:en_US:en"
SYSFONT="latarcyrheb-sun16"

which should be the RH (and maybe M'drake's) default settings. I wouldn't be surprised if one of these additional settings are where acroread is picking up UTF8 and ignoring the LANG=C environment setting. I've tried forcing LANG in the systemwide profiles and seem to remember getting some very bizaare results with many applications so I left it out.

On the positive side, it looks like there are a couple of nifty Samba config settings that you might be able use. Check out the ``character set='' or ``client code page='' settings in the Samba configuration. I'm not currently running Samba anywhere so I cannot tell if these are the magic variables or not (sorry) but their descriptions sound like one , or both, of these might do the trick. Also, you might try searching the Networking forum to see if anyone's tackled this problem over there.

Hope this helps out...

Rick
 
  


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