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Old 11-22-2004, 12:44 AM   #1
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how to get acrobat reader in linux

How i open acrobat reader in linux. i can see pdf reeder in the menu of linux 9.0. but it is not activated? how i activate it?

i am new to this environment and just learning all the things. please give me details about this

thank you,

Old 11-22-2004, 12:56 AM   #2
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you can download the offical adobe acrobat reader version 5.0.9 from
then just untar it, cd into the new folder and install using
follow the prompts...
then you have acroread installed and you can create a symbolic link to complete your installation

here is an example ( if you had installed it to /usr/local/Acrobat5 )

ln -s /usr/local/Acrobat5/bin/acroread /usr/bin/acroread

now the command acroread gives you pdf viewing capabilities
Old 12-01-2004, 07:55 AM   #3
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u may haven't installed it.
there is an 'add and remove packages' option inRH linux. It will list the packages u have installed inur system.. This is shown as groups. The details can be viewed ('detailed option'). U select the required package in detailed view(Xpdf here) then press update. It will ask for the installation CDs. It will take care of the installation.


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