Re: Firefox Acroread plugin not working
Chris Lale wrote:
I cannot view PDFs using Firefox in Etch (Testing). I get:
"There was an error while loading the plugin - ewh.api. The plugin
failed to initialize."
I have these packages installed:
According to http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/linux.html#Acrobat:
Adobe Reader Version: 7.0.5
1. Install Adobe Reader.
2. Create a symbolic link to nppdf.so to your Mozilla plugins
3. Ensure a copy of acroread is in your PATH.
On my system:
2. /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/pluginsnppdf.so is a symlink to
3. Acroread is in my path since I can launch it from a terminal window
with the command 'acroread'.
According to Acroread Help -> About Adobe Plugins, ewh is loaded.
There is a note to say that that the Netscape plugin is required for
loading (this seems to be the nppdf.so file above).
After updating Etch sources, mozilla-acroread is no longer installable:
Package mozilla-acroread is not available, but is referred to by
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package mozilla-acroread has no installation candidate
According to http://www.debian.org/Bugs/
No maintainer for mozilla-acroread. Please do not report new bugs
against this package.
There is no record of the mozilla-acroread package, and no bugs have
been filed against it.
Perhaps this is the problem? - there is no package maintainer! I,ll wait
to see if the package reappears and hope that solves the problem.
Otherwise I'll install from Mozilla's tarball at
Thank you all for your suggestions.