Actually I'm trying to install the acro reader on my 13.10 Ubuntu desktop. I have activated the Canonical repositoy (already availble in my software packages) by ticking the checkbox but when opening the Ubuntu Software Center and pointing to Canonical Partners I can't see the Acrobat Reader package but only 5 packages available:

  • Client for skype VOIP and instant messaging service.
  • GTK+ control panel for Adobe Flash Player plugin version 11.
  • Client for Skype VOIP and instant messaging service -binary files.
  • KDE control panel Adobe Flash Player plugin version 11.
  • Adobe Flash Player plugin version 11.

I've already updated my packages sources through sudo apt-get install update and even tried to install it from terminal sudo apt-get install acroread but I got message showing no packages found.

So am I missing some step around this?
Any help will be greatly appreciated.


Just checked, i can't find it either anymore actually, no error on your end. Might have been removed (never know with third party packages)

You can get it from adobes website though.

By default it offers a *.bin, but you can get a *.deb by clicking on "Do you have a different language or operating system?" and choose Linux > Language > .deb

Once this is downloaded, click it and it should open in Ubuntus Software Center, and can be installed/managed in there like normal.

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    Thanks @canofcolliders, I'm actually aware with the proposed alternative. But it makes things clearer as you checked on your side. – tmarwen Jan 26 '14 at 13:55

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