Please add Acroread package to the Partner repository for Ubuntu Saucy and Trusty

Bug #1176131 reported by Bob Bib
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acroread (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Please add 'acroread' package to the Partner repository for Ubuntu Saucy and Trusty.

lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu Trusty Tahr (development branch)
Release: 14.04

apt-cache policy acroread
acroread:
  Installed: 9.5.5-1raring1
  Candidate: 9.5.5-1raring1
  Version table:
 *** 9.5.5-1raring1 0
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

What is expected to happen in a new install of either Xubuntu Saucy or Trusty, is acroread is available once the Partner repository is enabled.

What happens instead is it's not available as per https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/acroread .

WORKAROUND: In Saucy, a work around is to install the deb files from Precise.

WORKAROUND: In Trusty, install wine1.7 from Wine PPA https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-wine/+archive/ppa and install Adobe Reader 9.5.0 Windows 7 English from www.adobe.com/reader.

WORKAROUND: In Trusty:
wget && ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/9.x/9.5.5/enu/AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb && sudo dpkg -i AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb

Attempted failed work arounds for Trusty amd64:
1) It crashes consistently Installing package nspluginwrapper, then download and install:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/acroread/9.5.5-1raring1/+build/4580418/+files/acroread_9.5.5-1raring1_amd64.deb
http://launchpadlibrarian.net/139929201/acroread-bin_9.5.5-1raring1_i386.deb

or:
http://launchpadlibrarian.net/139929201/acroread-bin_9.5.5-1raring1_i386.deb
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/acroread/9.5.5-1raring1/+build/4580419/+files/acroread_9.5.5-1raring1_i386.deb

2) Download the file from www.adobe.com/reader and attempt to run it:
sudo ./AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.bin
sudo: ./AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.bin: command not found

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in acroread (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Bob Bib (bobbib) wrote :

Well, acroread 9.5.5 is now in Raring.

description: updated
tags: removed: raring
summary: - Please add Acroread package to the Partner repository for Ubuntu Raring
- & Saucy
+ Please add Acroread package to the Partner repository for Ubuntu Saucy
Changed in acroread (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in adobe-isv:
status: New → Confirmed
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Marc Deslauriers (mdeslaur) wrote : Re: Please add Acroread package to the Partner repository for Ubuntu Saucy

Acroread for Linux is end of life, and doesn't get security updates anymore.

If anything, we should be _removing_ it from the partner archive (or at least disabling the browser plugin).

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Bob Bib (bobbib) wrote : Re: [Bug 1176131] Re: Please add Acroread package to the Partner repository for Ubuntu Saucy

Thu, 10 Oct 2013, 20:15 UTC from Marc Deslauriers:
> Acroread for Linux is end of life, and doesn't get security updates
> anymore.

It's sad... Is there any official information from Adobe?

> If anything, we should be _removing_ it from the partner archive (or at
> least disabling the browser plugin).

I second that about the browser plugin.

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Marc Deslauriers (mdeslaur) wrote : Re: Please add Acroread package to the Partner repository for Ubuntu Saucy
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Marc Deslauriers (mdeslaur) wrote :
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Bob Bib (bobbib) wrote : Re: [Bug 1176131] Re: Please add Acroread package to the Partner repository for Ubuntu Saucy

Marc Deslauriers, thanks for links.

I wonder why Adobe still provides downloads of Reader 9.5,
not only for Linux x86, but also for MS Win 7 (along with 10.1.4 & 11.0.04), here:
http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/

summary: Please add Acroread package to the Partner repository for Ubuntu Saucy
+ and Trusty
description: updated
tags: added: trusty
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Norbert (nrbrtx) wrote :

It seems that Adobe has no Linux versions of modern Reader: according to http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/tech-specs.html there are no X and XI for Linux.
May be it is not safe to use 9.5.5 on Linux because of low security (http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Google-warns-of-using-Adobe-Reader-particularly-on-Linux-1668153.html).

I have had some problems with PDF Portfolio files. I viewed them in Adobe Reader X (or XI, I do not remember exactly) installed to Wine. Adobe Reader works normally on Wine.

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Christoffer Holmstedt (christoffer-holmstedt) wrote :

I just installed Xubuntu 14.04 and came across this problem. The only reason I need "acroread" is that others in my team use Windows version and annotates text. The annotations are not visible in evince but if there are other PDF readers that support this I see no reason why acroread should stay if it's already EOL.

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Bob Bib (bobbib) wrote : Re: [Bug 1176131] Re: Please add Acroread package to the Partner repository for Ubuntu Saucy and Trusty

Christoffer Holmstedt:
> The annotations are not visible in evince but if
> there are other PDF readers that support this I see no reason why
> acroread should stay if it's already EOL.

Yes, AcroRead is here mainly to support
some rare & proprietary Adobe PDF extensions,
e. g. look at bug #944953 (definitely a curious one).

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Petar Sredojevic (perosredo) wrote :

I was able to install Acrobat on Xubuntu 14.04 Daily 64-bit by downloading and installing 'AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.bin' from Adobe, and also installing 'libgtk2.0-0:i386' to fix '/opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread: error while loading shared libraries: libgdk_pixbuf_xlib-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory'.

description: updated
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drs305 (drs305) wrote :

Like Petar, I was able to get Acrobat to run by adding a few additional files.

I just installed the daily build of Trusty amd64 and downloaded the Acrobat deb file from Adobe. I have not installed Wine.

Acrobat failed to run until I copied the libstdc... and libxml2.so... (files & links) from an earlier version of Ubuntu. These files are located in the previous installation's /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu folder. If you start acroread from a terminal you can see which files are missing as it attempts to start.

I accomplished this before reading Petar's post, so I don't know if installing libgtk2.0... would have worked for me or not.

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Bram Kuijper (terabyte) wrote :
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Petar's comment does not work at all for me, on Ubuntu 13.10.

After installing AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.bin I get the error
error while loading shared libraries: libgdk_pixbuf_xlib-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory'.

So install install libgtk2.0.0:i386. However...

sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-0:i386
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies.
 libgtk2.0-0:i386 : Depends: libpangocairo-1.0-0:i386 (>= 1.28.3) but it is not going to be installed
                    Depends: libpangoft2-1.0-0:i386 (>= 1.28.3) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Hence, I go ahead and try to install libpangocairo-1.0-0:i386, which leads to other dependency errors. Going through the chain of depencies, I eventually try to install libgraphite2-3:i386. However, then the following occurs (see below), likely showing that I I should not go ahead... so no acrobat for me.

sudo apt-get install libgraphite2-3:i386
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  adium-theme-ubuntu aglfn app-install-data apt-xapian-index apturl-common blt cdbs content-hub dh-translations duplicity empathy-common
  finger folks-common freerdp-x11 gedit-common gir1.2-accountsservice-1.0 gir1.2-atspi-2.0 gir1.2-cogl-1.0 gir1.2-gck-1
  gir1.2-gdesktopenums-3.0 gir1.2-gmenu-3.0 gir1.2-gnomekeyring-1.0 gir1.2-json-1.0 gir1.2-polkit-1.0 gir1.2-syncmenu-0.1
  gir1.2-telepathyglib-0.12 gir1.2-telepathylogger-0.2 gir1.2-upowerglib-1.0 gir1.2-xkl-1.0 gjs gnome-shell-common gnome-video-effects
  gsettings-ubuntu-touch-schemas gstreamer0.10-gconf gstreamer0.10-nice gstreamer0.10-plugins-good ibus-pinyin-db-android intel-gpu-tools
  intltool laptop-detect libandroid-properties1 libblas-dev libbonoboui2-common libboost-program-options1.53.0 libbz2-dev
  libcaribou-common libcdr-0.0-0 libcontent-hub0 libcrypt-passwdmd5-perl libdmapsharing-3.0-2 libept1.4.12 libfarstream-0.1-0
  libfolks-telepathy25 libfolks25 libfreerdp-plugins-standard libfreerdp1 libgee-0.8-2 libgflags2 libgjs0d libgnomecanvas2-common
  libgnomeui-common libgoogle-glog0 libgpod-common libgpod4 libgsettings-qt1 libgtksourceview-3.0-common libhardware2 libhybris
  libhybris-common1 libjpeg-dev libjpeg-turbo8-dev libjpeg8-dev liblapack-dev liblouis-data liblouis2 libmagick++5 libmeanwhile1
  libmedia1 libminiupnpc8 libmirclient3 libmirplatform libmirprotobuf0 libmirserver7 libmission-control-plugins0 libmozjs-17.0-0
  libmspub-0.0-0 libnatpmp1 libncurses5-dev libofono-qt1 libopencc1 liborcus-0.6-0 libprotoc7 libpurple-bin libpurple0 libqdjango-db0
  libqmenumodel0 libqt5multimediaquick-p5 libqt5systeminfo5 libqt5xmlpat...

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Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) wrote :

No idea why this was marked triaged in the first place. acroread is deprecated software.

Changed in acroread (Ubuntu):
importance: High → Undecided
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
Changed in adobe-isv:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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A (ab3331) wrote :

As acroread has been marked deprecated please provide a pointer to the software that takes its place. PDF files and their features have not gone away yet.

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