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    Problem installing Adobe Reader

    Hi Friends,

    I am running Fedora 27 64 bit Workstation and I have installed Adobe Reader by executing the following commands after going through some instructions on the net.

    Code:
     rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
      rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux
      rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
      dnf install flash-plugin alsa-plugins-pulseaudio libcurl

    But it does not seem to work. When I right-click any PDF file, I do not get the option to select Adobe Reader to open the file with, instead I get the default "Open with Document Viewer" option, which is not that bad an app to be honest. But how do I get my favourite Adobe Reader back?

    Thanks.
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    Re: Problem installing Adobe Reader

    The Adobe flash-plugin is not Adobe Reader (acroread). flash-plugin is a browser plugin to allow playing flash content within the browser. Adobe dropped support for the Adobe Reader (acroread) program for Linux years ago, way back at version 9.5.5. There are many other good choices for viewing pdf files in Fedora. evince and qpdfview are the two that I use. There are several others to choose from.

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    Re: Problem installing Adobe Reader

    Quote Originally Posted by tech291083
    Code:
     rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
      rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux
      rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
      dnf install flash-plugin alsa-plugins-pulseaudio libcurl
    It looks like you didn't actually install Adobe Acrobat. For one thing, it's a 32-bit program in Linux, so those 64-bit repos do you no good.

    Do this (as root):
    Code:
    rpm -Uvh ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/9.x/9.5.5/enu/AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.rpm
    That should pull in a whole bunch of 32-bit package dependencies - that's the price you pay for running Acrobat Reader in a 64-bit Linux system. I've always felt it's worth the price.
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    Re: Problem installing Adobe Reader

    Replace "rpm -Uvh" with "dnf install" in the command that RupertPupkin gives above. rpm is incapable of "pulling in" dependencies.
    Last edited by PabloTwo; 21st May 2018 at 01:59 PM.

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    Re: Problem installing Adobe Reader

    Quote Originally Posted by PabloTwo
    Replace "rpm -Uvh" with "dnf install" in the command that RupertPupkin gives above. rpm is incapable of "pulling in" dependencies.
    I tried, but got an error, thanks.
    Code:
    [john@localhost ~]$ su
    Password: 
    [root@localhost john]# dnf install ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/9.x/9.5.5/enu/AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.rpm
    Last metadata expiration check: 0:23:37 ago on Tue 22 May 2018 04:18:20 PM IST.
    [MIRROR] AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.rpm: Curl error (8): Weird server reply for ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/9.x/9.5.5/enu/AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.rpm [Got a 500 ftp-server response when 220 was expected]
    [FAILED] AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.rpm: Curl error (8): Weird server reply for ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/9.x/9.5.5/enu/AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.rpm [Got a 500 ftp-server response when 220 was expected]
    Curl error (8): Weird server reply for ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/9.x/9.5.5/enu/AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.rpm [Got a 500 ftp-server response when 220 was expected]
    [root@localhost john]#
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    Re: Problem installing Adobe Reader

    Quote Originally Posted by PabloTwo
    Replace "rpm -Uvh" with "dnf install" in the command that RupertPupkin gives above. rpm is incapable of "pulling in" dependencies.
    I gave it another ago and this time it worked. Thanks a lot.

    Code:
    [root@localhost john]# rpm -qa|grep -i adobe
    adobe-source-han-serif-cn-fonts-1.001-3.fc27.noarch
    AdobeReader_enu-9.5.5-1.i486
    adobe-source-han-serif-tw-fonts-1.001-3.fc27.noarch
    adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch
    adobe-source-han-sans-tw-fonts-1.004-6.fc27.noarch
    adobe-source-han-sans-cn-fonts-1.004-5.fc27.noarch
    [root@localhost john]#
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    Re: Problem installing Adobe Reader

    Quote Originally Posted by RupertPupkin
    It looks like you didn't actually install Adobe Acrobat. For one thing, it's a 32-bit program in Linux, so those 64-bit repos do you no good.

    Do this (as root):
    Code:
    rpm -Uvh ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/9.x/9.5.5/enu/AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.rpm
    That should pull in a whole bunch of 32-bit package dependencies - that's the price you pay for running Acrobat Reader in a 64-bit Linux system. I've always felt it's worth the price.
    I agree. I seem to have misunderstood something. Thanks a lot.
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    Re: Problem installing Adobe Reader

    Quote Originally Posted by tech291083
    I tried, but got an error, thanks.
    Just download the RPM and then install it.
    Code:
    wget ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/9.x/9.5.5/enu/AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.rpm
    dnf install AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.rpm
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