Is this package still supported?

Asked by Sergio Gelato

Is Canonical still supporting the acroread package in Ubuntu? I haven't been able to find a statement about this, and the package itself is clearly being neglected: no working build for precise/amd64, no builds at all for quantal, no recent security updates.

I'm aware of Mingming Ren's PPA repository, but this is useless to me since it is not obviously covered by the distribution license agreement Canonical must have signed with Adobe. (For want of more specific information I assume such agreement is broadly similar to the template at

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N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said :

I don't know if the package is neglected or not , because I don't use it , but the package exist is Precise/amd64 .
Of course seems to be an old version (oneiric1) but as I said I don't use it , so I don't know further more.

apt-cache policy acroread

  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 9.4.7-1oneiric1
  Version table:
     9.4.7-1oneiric1 0
        500 precise/partner amd64 Packages

As you can see , belongs to "partners repository" but this repository is not enabled by default.
So you must enable it , update your sources list and install the program.

You can do that from update-manager > Settings > Other Software > tick the "Canonical Partners" and then find and install the program from Ubuntu Software Center.

If you wan to ask for an update of this program , you can open a bug and developres will handle this.


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Best Gianfranco Costamagna (costamagnagianfranco) said :

A new release (0.9.4) has been uploaded and is available for lucid+ releases

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Sergio Gelato (sergio-gelato) said :

Thanks LocutusOfBorg, that solved my question.