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Old 08-26-2006, 10:27 PM   #1
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Help with Acrobat 7.0!!

I downloaded the tarball for acrobat 7 from adobe and it installed
into the default directory /usr/local/adobe. I extracted it. Then I tried to execute
acroread. It gives a message "error while loading shared libraries. open shared object file:no such file or directory.
I have the following system:
Red Hat 7.3
500MB memory.

I am wondering do I have to use PATH to create a path to another directory?
Or has ANYONE had this problem? Please, I need acrobat, and acroread
will not run at all.
Old 08-26-2006, 10:44 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!

I would say your problem is that you are running Redhat 7.3. This is extremely old now, so probably doesn't include the libraries required for Acrobat 7, which is a modern-ish program.

Is there any reason why you are running such an old distro? The latest distro in the Redhat line is Fedora Core 5. I suggest trying it - it comes with several PDF readers, such as Evince or KPDF, which are good replacements for Acrobat.

Old 08-26-2006, 10:45 PM   #3
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Uninstall the tarball for acroread, then get the rpm from here:

If you don't want the binary for viewing PDFs via Mozilla, you can get the .src.rpm for acroread and compile your own binary.
Old 08-27-2006, 01:52 AM   #4
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You are right about it being old. I am going to get an updated version. But I just wanted to screw around with Red Hat 7.3, which I already had. I am going to try the RPM that you suggested, and I will let you know. Thanks!
Old 08-28-2006, 12:12 AM   #5
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Fedora 5!

IBall, It's great!! I just installed it today and made a dual boot from Windows XP. I didn't know what I was missing. I am still going to try to install the Firefox onto the 7.3 thru RPMs, but this Fedora is wonderful

many thanks!


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