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adobe reader( fedora20)?

asked 2014-03-21 13:56:02 -0500

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updated 2014-03-21 13:56:28 -0500

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what is the proper application to install adobe reader( fedora20)?

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answered 2014-03-21 15:36:43 -0500

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Fetching AdobeReader from official adobe repos (as described here https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/question/9508/adobe-on-fedora-17/ ) no longer works:

su -c "yum -y install http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm"
su -c "yum list available --disablerepo=* --enablerepo=adobe-linux-i386"  # only shows flash-plugin

Instructions at http://www.if-not-true-then-false.com/2010/install-adobe-acrobat-pdf-reader-on-fedora-centos-red-hat-rhel/comment-page-1/ look OK:

url=http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/9.x/9.5.5/enu/
deps="nspluginwrapper.i686 libcanberra-gtk2.i686 adwaita-gtk2-theme.i686 PackageKit-gtk3-module.i686"
su -c "yum -y install $url/AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.rpm $deps"
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Adding to the above is that there many open-source apps for displaying PDF's in Linux, e.g. evince (GTK3 app) or okular (KDE app). They're both available in the official repositories.

Ahmad Samir gravatar imageAhmad Samir ( 2014-03-22 10:59:46 -0500 )edit

Yes, of course use those tools if they work for you (yum install evince xpdf okular). I have had recently a case when Acrobat Reader was needed in order to display some text edits performed in Adobe Acrobat - the tools available on Fedora failed.

marcindulak gravatar imagemarcindulak ( 2014-03-22 12:16:51 -0500 )edit

Take a look at this answer here:

https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/question/49016/how-can-i-get-rid-of-this-being-written-to-my-home-folder-cnppdf32logdebuglogtxt/

According to notes on that question, Adobe reader is no longer supported for Linux, and the binaries carry other issues you might want to avoid. There really are some top quality PDF readers for Linux, and Adobe's reader isn't one of them.

cobra gravatar imagecobra ( 2014-07-08 05:10:55 -0500 )edit
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answered 2014-07-08 04:57:06 -0500

klseetharam gravatar image

Some pdf documents wont be displayed properly in evince. I have problems with evince that NCERT books are not opened properly and math equations in them are not displayed at all !!! I am also thinking to install pdf reader now.

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