opening adobe reader 9.4 download file, which program do i use to open this file.

Asked by ridka supply company on 2010-11-13

which program do I use to open this file. I tried every program to open this file and no luck. this is the only file i haven't been able to open yet. i need this file for an up-date add-on to my adobe reader. Isn't there an automatic open comand for download file to open and or save file. when i downloaded this file it went to save automatiacly to downloads and from there i can't get the file to open/run. i tried open office reg 3.2 and that don't work neither. which program do i use for zip files or similar file downloads.

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What filename do you have?

The file I am trying to open and install is Adobe Reader 9.4.1_i486.
linux_eun.bin, this is an add-on or up-date to my existing adobe reader. i trird
to download a file and i needed Adobe Reader 9.4.1_i486. linux_eun.bin to
install so I can view the downloaded file.

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What filename do you have?

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Ok that file is a binary, you don't opn it with anything as it is a program. In Windows this would be the same as "I have filename.exe, what do I open it with??"

If you navigate in console to where the file is saved and run:

chmod +x ./Adobe Reader 9.4.1_i486. linux_eun.bin

This will mark it as executable, I suggest you use the TAB key to autocomplete the filename. You can then run

sudo ./Adobe Reader 9.4.1_i486. linux_eun.bin

The ./ bit of the command is important as it makes the interpreter look in the pwd (present working directory) and execute the file. The app will then install to /opt (this is normal) and also setup the rest of the OS to use the acrobat reader as the default PDF reader.

It is better to not download or install .bin files from the Internet, when possible.

If you are using Ubuntu 10.10, I recommend using the following procedure instead:

http://www.liberiangeek.net/2010/09/install-adobe-reader-acroread-ubuntu-10-10-maverick-meerkat/

If you are using Ubuntu 10.04, I recommend using the following procedure instead:

http://www.liberiangeek.net/2010/06/how-to-install-adobe-reader-in-ubuntu-10-04-lucid-lynx-easily/

 Mark Rickenbeg,
 I went to this link
http://www.liberiangeek.net/2010/06/how-to-install-adobe-reader-in-
Ubuntu-10-04-lucid-lynx-easily
/and tried to find the adobe reader and adobe reader isn't in the list of
installed software.
so my dilemma now is I need to install adobe reader. i have the download in my
downloads file browser, and that is where I am at now. I can't open/run or
install this file software to view documents.
I have the Ubuntu 10.4
rich.

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From: Mark Rijckenberg <email address hidden>
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Sent: Sat, November 13, 2010 6:23:52 AM
Subject: Re: [Question #133878]: opening adobe reader 9.4 download file, which
program do i use to open this file.

Your question #133878 on acroread in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/acroread/+question/133878

Mark Rijckenberg proposed the following answer:
It is better to not download or install .bin files from the Internet,
when possible.

If you are using Ubuntu 10.10, I recommend using the following procedure
instead:

http://www.liberiangeek.net/2010/09/install-adobe-reader-acroread-
ubuntu-10-10-maverick-meerkat/

If you are using Ubuntu 10.04, I recommend using the following procedure
instead:

http://www.liberiangeek.net/2010/06/how-to-install-adobe-reader-in-
ubuntu-10-04-lucid-lynx-easily/

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i am still having a problem! I can't open the adobe reader download.

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Sent: Sat, November 13, 2010 6:36:39 AM
Subject: Re: [Question #133878]: opening adobe reader 9.4 download file, which
program do i use to open this file.

Your question #133878 on acroread in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/acroread/+question/133878

    Status: Answered => Open

You are still having a problem:

Mark Rickenbeg,
I went to this link
http://www.liberiangeek.net/2010/06/how-to-install-adobe-reader-in-
Ubuntu-10-04-lucid-lynx-easily
/and tried to find the adobe reader and adobe reader isn't in the list of
installed software.
so my dilemma now is I need to install adobe reader. i have the download in my
downloads file browser, and that is where I am at now. I can't open/run or
install this file software to view documents.
I have the Ubuntu 10.4
rich.

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From: Mark Rijckenberg <email address hidden>
To: <email address hidden>
Sent: Sat, November 13, 2010 6:23:52 AM
Subject: Re: [Question #133878]: opening adobe reader 9.4 download file, which
program do i use to open this file.

Your question #133878 on acroread in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/acroread/+question/133878

Mark Rijckenberg proposed the following answer:
It is better to not download or install .bin files from the Internet,
when possible.

If you are using Ubuntu 10.10, I recommend using the following procedure
instead:

http://www.liberiangeek.net/2010/09/install-adobe-reader-acroread-
ubuntu-10-10-maverick-meerkat/

If you are using Ubuntu 10.04, I recommend using the following procedure
instead:

http://www.liberiangeek.net/2010/06/how-to-install-adobe-reader-in-
ubuntu-10-04-lucid-lynx-easily/

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Open a Terminal and run the following command:

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Using the gedit editor, INSERT the following 2 lines at the end of the /etc/apt/sources.list file

deb http://archive.canonical.com/ lucid partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ lucid partner

SAVE the changes to the /etc/apt/sources.list file

Then run the following commands to install Acrobat Reader:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

sudo apt-get install acroread

If you added the partner repo you can run:

sudo apt-get install acroread

and get acrobat reader 9.4

where do I go to get the gedit.

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Subject: Re: [Question #133878]: opening adobe reader 9.4 download file, which
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Your question #133878 on acroread in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/acroread/+question/133878

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Mark Rijckenberg proposed the following answer:
Open a Terminal and run the following command:

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Using the gedit editor, INSERT the following 2 lines at the end of the
/etc/apt/sources.list file

deb http://archive.canonical.com/ lucid partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ lucid partner

SAVE the changes to the /etc/apt/sources.list file

Then run the following commands to install Acrobat Reader:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

sudo apt-get install acroread

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gedit is installed by default in Ubuntu 10.04

You can access the Terminal via "Applications->Accessories->Terminal"

Here is more info about the Terminal:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal#Starting%20a%20Terminal

Info about gedit:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/gedit

gedit is in a standard install of Ubuntu. If you used KUbuntu then change the command to :

kdesu kate /etc/apt/sources.list

or for XUbuntu:

gksudo mousepad /etc/apt/sources.list

and for LUbuntu

gksudo leafpad /etc/apt/sources.list

where oh where oh where oh where oh where is gedit @.................

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Subject: Re: [Question #133878]: opening adobe reader 9.4 download file, which
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Your question #133878 on acroread in ubuntu changed:
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actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
gedit is in a standard install of Ubuntu. If you used KUbuntu then
change the command to :

kdesu kate /etc/apt/sources.list

or for XUbuntu:

gksudo mousepad /etc/apt/sources.list

and for LUbuntu

gksudo leafpad /etc/apt/sources.list

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You don't need to know, just like you don't know where apt-get is but you just run it, don't you? The location of the gedit executable isn't needed to be known in the same way. Just type the command and it will run. I promise. This is assuming you are using gnome

GREG T. (ubuntuer) said : #14

 in ubuntu 10.10 adobe reader 9.4.1 is in the software center

I got 10.4 and the software isn't in the places I t should be.

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Subject: Re: [Question #133878]: opening adobe reader 9.4 download file, which
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Your question #133878 on acroread in ubuntu changed:
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GREG T. posted a new comment:
in ubuntu 10.10 adobe reader 9.4.1 is in the software center

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 please call me at 1-409-795-8113 to hep resolve this problem I can't figure how
to open this file. adobe reader 9.4

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I got 10.4 and the software isn't in the places I t should be.

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GREG T. posted a new comment:
in ubuntu 10.10 adobe reader 9.4.1 is in the software center

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If you open software centre and edit the software sources, enable the partner repository and apply/ok back to the desktop.

You can now simply run:

sudo apt-get install acroread

You will then get Acrobat Reader 9.4 without using the file, it will also make removal / reinstall easier too as it is using the package systm like the rest of the apps you use.

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