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I am trying to use Adobe Reader 10 with Wine in Ubuntu 12.04. The installer doesn't work on 1.4; but the WineHQ database shows it running under 1.5. I tried installing wine1.5 as per the instructions on the download page; but the package that the wine 1.5 beta link points to installs the 1.6 release candidate. How do I get the older 1.5 package?

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Are you sure you definitely need Adobe Reader? My first coice: PDF-XChange Viewer, second choice: Foxit Reader. – Sadi Jul 9 '13 at 17:24
I wanted Reader X for double-sided printing. I will look at those other programs. – user72943 Jul 10 '13 at 18:36
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If it works on wine 1.5 probably it works on 1.6.

Wine 1.5 was a development version that was renumbered to 1.6-rcX as it got close to stable. Wine 1.6-rc1 was released at 2013/06/07, the code was frozen and now only bug fixes (no new features) are accepted.

Stick to wine 1.6, probably it'll work.

I successfully installed Adobe Reader 10.1.4 on wine 1.6-rc4, here's what I've done:

  1. Downloaded Adobe Reader 10.1.4.
  2. Ran winecfg and set Windows version as Windows XP.
  3. Ran winetricks -q mspatcha as recommended at WineHQ appdb.
  4. Installed Adobe Reader by running: wine ~/Downloads/AdbeRdr1014_en_US.exe.

Adobe Reader complains about "Protected Mode" at start up. I just choose Always open with Protected Mode disabled and had no problems.

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Thanks, but it doesn't install. – user72943 Jul 10 '13 at 18:37
@user72943 Yes, it does. Answer updated. Please try the steps above and post the errors you get. – Eric Carvalho Jul 11 '13 at 0:11
I am with Eric here. 1.6 is basically 1.5 with more fixes. If it worked in 1.5 it will certainly work on 1.6. You still have to have the minimum requirements for this app to work. If the app needs something from winetricks first, you need to make sure you have it already installed before proceeding with the installation of the said app. – Luis Alvarado Jul 11 '13 at 0:13
The instructions from Eric worked, thanks so much. – user72943 Jul 12 '13 at 14:45

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