Will there be an acroread 9.2 package hardy amd64?

Asked by Kenrick Bingham on 2009-11-24

I have a set of computers running both hardy and jaunty, on both i386 and amd64 platforms.

The acroread package seems to be available for all combinations except hardy amd64. Will it be released?

Thanks in advance for any answers!

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You can install ia32-libs which will enable you to run 32bit packages:

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs

You can then install acrobat reader from the site using either the deb or run file:

cd ~; wget http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/9.x/9.2/enu/AdbeRdr9.2-1_i386linux_enu.deb; sudo dpkg -i ./AdbeRdr9.2-1_i386linux_enu.deb; sudo apt-get -f install; rm ./AdbeRdr9.2-1_i386linux_enu.deb


Kenrick Bingham (loxo) said : #2

Thank you, good instructions.

However, there are a quite a lot of these computers, and we need to manage their packages automatically. So a real amd64 package (depending on ia32-libs if needed) would be what we hope for. If one is planned, we'll be happy to wait a while, but if not, we'll have to think of some other solution.

you can use evince, it will open PDFs just fine and is part of a standard ubuntu install.

I just got it from https://launchpad.net/~r0lf/+archive/melo
add the repo and run:

sudo apt-get install acroread


Kenrick Bingham (loxo) said : #5

Thanks, but this is an earlier version, with the vulnerabilities in http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb09-15.html .

Medibuntu used to have 9.1.0-7hardy2+medibuntu2 for amd64. I'm just wondering whether 9.2 will also appear.

And yes, I'm using evince - it's the "end users" used to Adobe Reader that I'm caring about.

well, surely they simply double click the PDF and evince popped up. I'm sure they don't care what app is used as long as the document is readable......

I'd use the 32bit via ia32-libs if you have to have the adobe one.

Kenrick Bingham (loxo) said : #7

OK, so I reckon an amd64 package is not planned. Thanks for the suggestions.

Kenrick Bingham (loxo) said : #8

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.