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How do I install Adobe Acrobat Reader in Ubuntu 14.04 using a Trusty apt repository?

This is NOT a duplicate of How do I install Adobe Acrobat Reader?. In Synaptic > Repositories > Other software I enabled "Canonical Partners", but I still cannot install acroread as it is not available on my 64-bit system.

Here's the output from the console:

root@liv-inspiron:/home/liv# apt-get install acroread
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package acroread
root@liv-inspiron:/home/liv# apt-get install acroread:i386
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package acroread
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I did answer this for 13.10 in: askubuntu.com/questions/89127/… Try that method. –  david6 Apr 25 at 11:32
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I do not want to perform a manual installation from a .deb file. I would like to be able to install acroread from a repository. –  landroni Apr 25 at 11:43
    
Then try using the 13.04 (Raring) Partner repository (as described in different answer to that question). –  david6 Apr 25 at 11:47
    
This answer maybe useful for you, you can use similar software for example okular. you can see some other software in this link too. –  Ocean Apr 25 at 11:56
    
Indeed, this answer works. But I am still hoping for a native Trusty method, with binaries packaged against Trusty and with future updates (if that ever happens) being pushed via the repos. (I doubt the Raring packages will ever get bumped.) –  landroni Apr 25 at 11:56

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It's a bit more manual to install Adobe Acrobat Reader in Ubuntu 14.04, but it's not hard.

Open a terminal.

Type:

    cd ~/Downloads && wget -c http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/9.x/9.5.5/enu/AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb

That downloads the DEB file from Adobe and puts it into your Downloads folder. Next type:

    sudo dpkg -i AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb

That will install Adobe Acrobat Reader.

If you are on a 64 Bit machine, you may need to add the missing libraries that Nim mentioned:

    sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-0:i386 libnss3-1d:i386 libnspr4-0d:i386 lib32nss-mdns libxml2:i386 libxslt1.1:i386 libstdc++6:i386

If you want Acrobat Reader as your default application for PDF's, then type:

    mimeopen -d *.pdf

It will display a list of programs (it displayed 3 for me). Select the number that has Acrobat Reader. It will open Acrobat Reader and say it can't open '*.pdf'. Ignore that error and close Adobe Reader. You should be set now.

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Thanks for those instructions, worked fine. However, for opening a file with online functionality, additionally I had to install sudo apt-get install libpangoxft-1.0.0:i386 libpangox-1.0.0:i386 libidn11:i386. –  azimut Jul 9 at 14:05
    
crashes on my box –  ses Jul 12 at 1:05
    
don't forget the double quotes on mimeopen -d "*.pdf" - I couldn't edit because of the 6 chars min. –  Felipe Micaroni Lalli Sep 21 at 8:03

Instead of listing all dependencies explicitly, you could just do this:

sudo apt-get install -f

That will fix all unresolved dependencies automatically.

So the whole sequence of commands has to be like this:

cd ~/Downloads && wget -c http://ardownload.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
sudo apt-get install -f
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You can see from link : ubuntu-updaes (see release column) that package acroread is not released for 14.04 (trusty) yet.

So, wait until added to Canonical partners repositories. Otherwise you can install old version. See similar question: Similar question for awn. (In that case I get same error for awn: E: Unable to locate package avant-window-navigator)

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I also see that there is no package for 13.10, yet. Would this suggest that Canonical doesn't intend to release a package anytime soon? –  landroni Apr 25 at 11:47
  1. Download Adobe Reader from: https://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/.

Select system: Linux, your language, Reader 9.5.5 for Linux (.deb)

  1. Install gdebi:

sudo apt-get install gdebi

  1. Install Adobe Reader via gdebi and accept the dependencies:

sudo gdebi PACKAGENAME.deb

  1. Install required libraries:

sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-0:i386 libnss3-1d:i386 libnspr4-0d:i386 lib32nss-mdns libxml2:i386 libxslt1.1:i386 libstdc++6:i386

Finally start Adobe Reader from Menu, Dash, or PDF files' context menu.

via: ubuntuhandbook.org

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There is no Linux version listed at the above link. –  copper.hat Jul 27 at 18:10

Try using the Terminal:

sudo apt-get install acroread

and if not working - use:

sudo apt-get install acroread:i386

Edit: First use following commands:

sudo apt-add-repository multiverse

sudo apt-get update

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Both fail. See updated post. –  landroni Apr 25 at 11:15
    
That means there is no package "acroread". Add it's repository with command "sudo apt-add-repository RepositoryName" where the repo name is the one used in synaptic –  alb3rtano0012 Apr 25 at 11:17
    
When I sudo apt-add-repository multiverse it returns "'multiverse' distribution component is already enabled for all sources.", so that must not be it. –  landroni Apr 25 at 11:45

as of 2014-10-23 the answer is still "you don't" (or can't)

unlikely to ever happen, too.

last version of Acrobat reader for unix/linux is 9.5.5

This worked for me (the answer from undespairable on Aug 17 failed to install some needed packages) on Xubuntu 14.04

# as root (prefix with sudo if you are running as an unprivileged user)
apt-get install libgtk2.0-0:i386 libnss3-1d:i386 libnspr4-0d:i386 lib32nss-mdns libxml2:i386 libxslt1.1:i386 libstdc++6:i386
apt-get install --reinstall gtk2-engines-murrine:i386 gtk2-engines-pixbuf:i386
cd /tmp && wget -c http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/9.x/9.5.5/enu/AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb
dpkg -i AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb

after testing:

rm -rf /tmp/acroread_1000_1000
rm /tmp/AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb
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One Step install just open terminal by ctrl+alt+T and then just paste this code sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install acroread by ctrl+shift+V

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How I finally installed Acrobat Reader on Ubuntu 14.04 on a 64 Bit machine:

  1. I downloaded .deb version from adobe.com;

  2. Install the package using gedbi;

  3. Install the libraries:

    sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-0:i386 libnss3-1d:i386 libnspr4-0d:i386 lib32nss-mdns libxml2:i386 libxslt1.1:i386 libstdc++6:i386 
    

Done!

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I guess you do not mean Gedit, but Gdebi? –  Jacob Vlijm May 4 at 8:53

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