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Re: Success with Acrobat Reader 7.0 (tweaking module pathes)

On 5/21/05, Thomas Steffen <steffen.list.account@gmail.com> wrote:
[getting acroread to work]

I think I found an end user friendly way now to install acroread on a
pure64 system.

1. Get ia32-libs and install it. Just about any version should work:
testing, unstable, or ubuntu hoary. If you are unsure, do "apt-get
install ia32-libs".

2. Get ia32-libs-gtk from ubuntu:
, and install it with "dpkg -i ia32-libs-gtk_4_amd64.deb".

3. Get the acroread debian package from
. While you are at it, you may also get the extra plugins.

4. Install it with dpkg -i --force-all acroread_7.0-0sarge0.9_i386.deb
. It wont go without force, because it is the wrong architecture.

5. Edit /usr/bin/acroread. Towards the end, there is a line 
  exec "$ACRO_EXEC_CMD" ${1+"$@"}
    GCONV_PATH=/usr/lib32/gconv LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0.0
at the beginning of this line, before exec. 

That is still a bit messy, but for the time being it will have to do. 

Do you think there is any chance of:
1. Adobe taking this patch on?
2. Marillat including it?
3. Ubuntu packaging acroread 7.0?
4. Debian getting an acroread installer?
Any of these parties could hide the difficulties and make a package
that "just works".


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