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?
Are you sure you definitely need Adobe Reader? My first coice: PDF-XChange Viewer, second choice: Foxit Reader.– SadiJul 9, 2013 at 17:24
I wanted Reader X for double-sided printing. I will look at those other programs.– Vance TJul 10, 2013 at 18:36
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:
- Downloaded Adobe Reader 10.1.4.
winecfgand set Windows version as Windows XP.
winetricks -q mspatchaas recommended at WineHQ appdb.
- Installed Adobe Reader by running:
Adobe Reader complains about "Protected Mode" at start up. I just choose Always open with Protected Mode disabled and had no problems.
Thanks, but it doesn't install.– Vance TJul 10, 2013 at 18:37
@user72943 Yes, it does. Answer updated. Please try the steps above and post the errors you get. Jul 11, 2013 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. Jul 11, 2013 at 0:13
The instructions from Eric worked, thanks so much.– Vance TJul 12, 2013 at 14:45
I don't have enough points to contribute to the working existing answer, so the only way I can contribute is via the answer.
Eric Carvalho's answer almost works, except the winetricks stage which fails:
winetricks -q mspatcha ------------------------------------------------------ You are using a 64-bit WINEPREFIX. If you encounter problems, please retest in a clean 32-bit WINEPREFIX before reporting a bug. ------------------------------------------------------ Executing w_do_call mspatcha Executing load_mspatcha Executing mkdir -p /home/stas/.cache/winetricks/win2ksp4 Downloading http://download.microsoft.com/download/E/6/A/E6A04295-D2A8-40D0-A0C5-241BFECD095E/W2KSP4_EN.EXE to /home/stas/.cache/winetricks/win2ksp4 --2018-03-08 19:36:55-- http://download.microsoft.com/download/E/6/A/E6A04295-D2A8-40D0-A0C5-241BFECD095E/W2KSP4_EN.EXE Resolving download.microsoft.com (download.microsoft.com)... 126.96.36.199, 2600:140a:c000:38a::e59, 2600:140a:c000:386::e59 Connecting to download.microsoft.com (download.microsoft.com)|188.8.131.52|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found 2018-03-08 19:36:55 ERROR 404: Not Found.
so winetricks needs to be updated to the latest version:
wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Winetricks/winetricks/master/src/winetricks chmod a+x winetricks winetricks -q mspatcha
and then it works.
update: it was crashing, on opening, and I found out that I needed to install these:
winetricks atmlib winetricks riched20 winetricks wsh57
Now it works. So the full sequence was:
run winecfg and set Windows version as Windows XP. # update winetricks if outdated wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Winetricks/winetricks/master/src/winetricks chmod a+x winetricks winetricks mspatcha winetricks atmlib winetricks riched20 winetricks wsh57 wget http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/10.x/10.1.4/en_US/AdbeRdr1014_en_US.exe wine AdbeRdr1014_en_US.exe