acrobat 7 plugin for mozilla/firefox works, and it does not
I have installed the new Acrobat Reader 7 , as prepackaged for
Debian users, thanks to Christian Marillat ; I added
deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ testing main
to /etc/apt/sources.list, and install packages:
acroread , mozilla-acroread acroread-plugins
As pointed out in
I have copied
(whereas the package mozilla-acroread creates a symlink)
The browser plugin , though, has some bugs.
This has been pointed out in many threads (such as the one
by U Dippel) where people would either say that it works , and it dont.
I think that the above confusion spurs from a fundamental mistake.
A PDF plugin can perform two different functions:
1) It opens a pdf file in a tab in mozilla or firefox . This is what you get
opening the web page
With the above setting, this page is shown by an acroread process
that is enclosed in the mozilla (or, firefox) window.
And indeed, this feature works fine.
2) It embeds a PDF into an HTML page using the <embed> tag.
This is shown by the web page
This does not work. Mozilla will spin forever, and never display the pdf
(you may see the plugin flashing for a brief moment , then it dies).
Moreover, after this crash, mozilla will not display
any other PDF file (try opening another tab, or another window, and try
opening http://tonelli.sns.it/pub/mennucc1/tmp/hi.pdf inside
you quit and restart Mozilla.
In Firefox, the behaviour is slightly different: the plugin dies, and
/ Acrobat plug-in. This operation is not allowed
/appears on the terminal where firefox was ran from. Firefox does not
Can you confirm the above behaviour ?