I just have installed adobe reader using
apt-get install acroread. but it does not run, and shows this message:
An Internal Error Occured
This seems to be a problem with file permissions for the acroread program. Specifically, on starting up it tries to create a folder
So to solve this problem, just remove the symlink with:
Now try starting acroread, and it should work fine.
The answer above did nothing for me; I can delete the .acroread folder and Acrobat creates a new one, still fails with errors. My environment matches this bug report
which points out that Adobe has a bug reading the its own config from an XFS file system larger than 1T. The thread author provides workarounds for bash and tcsh:
This was the first solution I found that worked for me. Note that this solution isn't perfect, Acrobat treats every launch as the first one, asked you to acknowledge the EULA, etc. The author also provides a shell script to try and work around that issue.