I am new to Ubuntu, but I believe I have Ubuntu 11.10 installed correctly. I am trying to install Acroread using
AdbeRdr9.4.6-1_i386linux_enu.deb that I downloaded from the Adobe web site. How do I do this?
For Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (unchanged)
For Ubuntu 14.04 (and 13.10), 32 or 64-bit
Adobe Reader 9 is not in the 'Partner' repository for 13.10 (or later).
Download instead from: ftp.adobe.com .. reader .. 9.5.5
All Ubuntu versions prior to 13.10
To install Adobe Acrobat you will need to enable the canonical partners repository in the Software Sources tab of Update Manager
Use Dash and search for Software Sources or Software & Updates in 13.04 and later.
If you don't see those options in Software Sources, you can use the following command from a terminal:
Then in a terminal you can update and install acrobat reader:
It is strongly recommended from a security point-of-view to use the version in the repositories.
If - for whatever reason - you wish to download directly from Adobe and install then the following instructions apply:
Using firefox navigate to:
Choose the following options as shown in the image - i.e. download the .deb package
When the Download button is clicked:
Leave it at the default to open in Software Center where you can install it.
If you have set your downloads to automatically save in your Downloads folder:
You can do:
But I recommend evince as better pdf reader. It's the default in quantal.
Acroread is now available in Quantal's partner repo.
See this Launchpad bug:
It says Precise in the title, but it applies to precise, quantal and raring.
For saucy (13.10), you can include the raring partner repository. This is how I did it: