Acroread (acrobat reader) package from Hoary Multiverse does not run

Bug #292 reported by Craig Sampson
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acroread (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Hoary Multiverse Package version 5.10-0.2

Installs fine using apt-get or aptitude, however clicking on the gnome menu icon for "Acrobat Reader" produces nothing at all and running "acroread" from an xterm produces the following:

root@dell-2500:/ # acroread
/usr/bin/acroread: line 12: /usr/lib/Acrobat5/bin/acroread: N...

Hoary Multiverse Package version 5.10-0.2

Installs fine using apt-get or aptitude, however clicking on the gnome menu icon for "Acrobat Reader" produces nothing at all and running "acroread" from an xterm produces the following:

root@dell-2500:/ # acroread
/usr/bin/acroread: line 12: /usr/lib/Acrobat5/bin/acroread: No such file or directory
root@dell-2500:/ #

This is fair, because the only thing present in directory "/usr/lib/Acrobat5/bin/acroread" is a file called acroread.sh, however, renaming this file to "acroread" then produces the following:

root@dell-2500:~ # acroread
ERROR: Cannot find installation directory.
root@dell-2500:~ #

After fumbling around for a fair while I'm convinced that the acrobat scripts are pretty broken - for ubuntu at least. If I had a running debian box handy I'd try it out there as perhaps the source package is faulty?

Anyway, this package appears in multiverse and currently appears to be broken (for hoary at least), I guess for ubuntu thats enough for now?

Cheers,
Craig

Revision history for this message
Daniel Robitaille (robitaille) wrote :

There is an old bug report in the bugzilla about this:
https://bugzilla.ubuntu.com/show_bug.cgi?id=3187

Changed in acroread:
status: New → Fixed
Revision history for this message
Adriaan Peeters (apeeters) wrote :

The solution in the old bug report works perfectly:

1) /usr/bin/acroread points to /usr/lib/Acrobat5/bin/acroread
   But there is script file "acroread.sh" instead.

2) You should modify
"install_dir=/usr/lib/Acrobat5/Reader/"
in the "acroread.sh" script file.

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