Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I have downloaded adobe reader 9.5.5 and installed it using gdebi.Now if I click on any pdf it is not starting.I tried "acroread" in terminal and it is showing me this error

/opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread: error while loading shared libraries: libxml2.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Then I have installed libxml2.But still it is showing the same above error. My system OS is ubuntu 13.10.

Is there any solution to my problem for using Adobe reader or any other alternative pdf reader other than foxit and default(evince) or okular by using which I can highlight any text in my pdf?

share|improve this question
Here are meny Pdf Viewers. But in Evince, I can highlight text.(Not Images). Even Open URLs. –  user224082 Nov 9 '13 at 15:30
I would recommend PDF-XChange-Viewer (under Wine) but perhaps you don't want it because it's like Foxit, just a little better. –  Sadi Nov 9 '13 at 17:06

2 Answers 2

I resolved this issue on my 64 bits Ubuntu (13.10) using the following terminal command:

sudo apt-get install libxml2:i386 libstdc++6:i386

share|improve this answer

Maybe this is an issue with symbolic link to the correct version.

Identify the library dependency of your program and locate the library like this (I don't have acroread, but should be same):

$ which evince
$ ldd /usr/bin/evince | grep libxml
libxml2.so.2 => /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libxml2.so.2 (0xb7534000)
$ ls -l /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libxml2.so*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root      16 Jul 16 20:48 /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libxml2.so -> libxml2.so.2.7.8
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root      16 Jul 16 20:48 /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libxml2.so.2 -> libxml2.so.2.7.8
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1360484 Jul 16 20:48 /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libxml2.so.2.7.8

If you do not have symlink named libxml2.so.2 pointing somewhere, create one:

$ sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libxml2.so.2.7.8 /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libxml2.so.2

Change evince to acroread in your case. Hope this helps.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.