I get the error after executing acroread:

acroread: error while loading shared libraries:
libxml2.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
  • Additionally (for me) sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-0:i386 installs a zillion i386 packages, but hey, we want to be able to run adobe-still-32bits-in-2014 code.
    – user263802
    Mar 31 '14 at 7:36

You need to install the libs:32. Execute these commands:

sudo apt-get install libstdc++6:i386
sudo apt-get install libxml2:i386
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    I wish Adobe would make packages that don't suck. Mar 26 '14 at 20:51

In addition to making sure libxml2 is installed and depending on which version of Ubuntu you are running -- I upgraded from 10.04 to 12.04 -- you also might need to have ia32-libs installed as noted here.


You are missing libxml2 library. Install it from terminal:

sudo apt-get install libxml2
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    to be exact... I tried to install the x32 version and noticed a few packages, that were not installed on default for x64 system. One of them was libxml2 :) Jun 14 '12 at 20:53

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