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Old 05-23-2007, 09:39 AM   #1
Lester Cavey
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Unhappy Adobe Reader 7.0.9 Installs but does not Open

I installed AdobeReader_enu-7.0.9-1.i386.rpm on my Linux Red Hat Enterprise 5 machine, but I can not get Adobe Reader to run. When I try to open a pdf file with Adobe Reader, nothing happens. I have re-installed Adobe Reader, and re-started the machine, and still get nothing. Any ideas on what needs to be done to make Adobe Reader work?
Old 05-24-2007, 12:14 AM   #2
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Try opening the pdf file from a terminal. For example, if the pdf file name is sample.pdf and is saved in /tmp, then type the following command as "acroread /tmp/sample.pdf", if there is any problem with acrobat you would get some warning/error messages on the terminal.

Hope this helps.
Old 05-25-2007, 08:22 AM   #3
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Unhappy acroread error

acroread repeats the line "expr: syntax error" over and over until I hit ^c. Maybe Adobe Reader 7.0.9 is not designed yet to work with Red Hat Enterprise 5? I didn't have this problem when I was using Red Hat Enterprise 4.
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Open up /usr/bin/acroread. Look for the line:

echo $mfile| sed 's/libgtk-x11-\([0-9]*\)\([0-9]\)00.\([0-9]*\)\|\(.*\)/\1\2\3/g'

and replace it with this:

echo $mfile| sed 's/libgtk-x11-\([0-9]*\)\([0-9]*\)00.\([0-9]*\)\|\(.*\)/\1\2\3/g'

Save it, and try again.

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Old 05-30-2007, 11:07 AM   #5
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Thanks, that one change enabled Adobe Reader to open my pdf files!


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