Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit

I recently came to know that FoxitReader Ubuntu version has been released. But I am unable to install it using the instructions given in its manual(check this link).

When I enter this command:sudo dpkg -i FoxitReader_1.1.0_i386.deb, I get the following:

(Reading database ... 341123 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack FoxitReader_1.1.0_i386.deb ...
Unpacking foxitreader (1.1-0) over (1.1-0) ...
Setting up foxitreader (1.1-0) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.10.1-0ubuntu2) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.1+14.04.20140409-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.54ubuntu1.1) ...

Please help me to install it if someone has done it successfully.

  • @Helio i just edited my question. please check it.
    – Sooraj S
    Mar 29, 2015 at 20:52
  • @Helio but I don't see FoxitReader....I don't think it is installed.
    – Sooraj S
    Mar 29, 2015 at 20:55
  • @Helio how to run it from terminal?...open Foxitreader?
    – Sooraj S
    Mar 29, 2015 at 20:59
  • Let us continue this discussion in chat.
    – Sooraj S
    Mar 29, 2015 at 21:00
  • Type FoxitReader on the terminal (keep in mind that contains caps)
    – 0x2b3bfa0
    Mar 30, 2015 at 8:45

3 Answers 3


September 15, 2015,Foxit Reader is now available for Ubuntu ,

1.Go to official site foxitsoftware.com/products/pdf-reader

Click on download button and select Linux (either 32 or 64 bit)



Now Open terminal and run the following commands:

cd ~/Downloads
tar -xzvf FoxitReader1.00.0909_Server_x64_enu_Setup.run.tar.gz
chmod +x FoxitReader.enu.setup.

Note While running chmod command I got syntax error near unexpected token `(' error.I re-named the extracted file then executed the command.




(All screen-shots are from my system @Ravan )

  • 2
    Exactly the same steps I did on my Deepin virtual machine :) Good job ! Sep 28, 2015 at 7:54
  • There is a bug in foxit website but there is direct link: cdn02.foxitsoftware.com/pub/foxit/reader/desktop/linux/1.x/1.1/…
    – mhbashari
    Apr 25, 2016 at 18:19
  • Not so easy to install (for me at least) but looks veeeery cool. Thanks!
    – user694353
    Oct 15, 2018 at 5:10
  • 1
    Even not advertised, you can add custom stamps if you copy your stamp as pdf into the stamp folder of your installation directory (e.g. ~/opt/foxitsoftware/foxitreader/stamps/en-US/Sign Here)
    – gebbissimo
    Jan 24, 2019 at 7:19
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    you can refer to file using quotation marks, eg.: sudo ./'FoxitReader.enu.setup.' Jul 10, 2019 at 21:12

Here is what I've used to install it on my 64bit system.

To install FoxitReader on Ubuntu 64bit, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command(s) below:

sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-murrine:i386 libcanberra-gtk-module:i386 libcanberra-gtk0:i386 libgtk2.0-0:i386 libstdc++6:i386
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt-get update
wget http://cdn02.foxitsoftware.com/pub/foxit/reader/desktop/linux/1.x/1.1/enu/FoxitReader_1.1.0_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i FoxitReader_1.1.0_i386.deb

I'm running Xubuntu, and it shows in the menu. See image below.

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Here it is on Ubuntu 14.04

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Source for the commands:LinuxG


I just extracted to my Downloads file, renamed the file to Foxit.run and performed the commands below:

sudo apt update

sudo apt clean

sudo apt autoremove

cd /home/<my_user_name>/Downloads

Then I ran it:


and install proceeded flawlessly.

much simpler.

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