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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.

  • What was wrong? – Helio Mar 29 '15 at 20:49
  • @Helio i just edited my question. please check it. – ss1729 Mar 29 '15 at 20:52
  • @Helio but I don't see FoxitReader....I don't think it is installed. – ss1729 Mar 29 '15 at 20:55
  • @Helio how to run it from terminal?...open Foxitreader? – ss1729 Mar 29 '15 at 20:59
  • Let us continue this discussion in chat. – ss1729 Mar 29 '15 at 21:00
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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)

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Now Open terminal and run the following commands:

cd ~/Downloads
ls    
tar -xzvf FoxitReader1.00.0909_Server_x64_enu_Setup.run.tar.gz
chmod +x FoxitReader.enu.setup.1.0.0.0909.run
./FoxitReader.enu.setup.1.0.0.0909.run

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

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

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    Exactly the same steps I did on my Deepin virtual machine :) Good job ! – Sergiy Kolodyazhnyy Sep 28 '15 at 7:54
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    Works perfectly ! – hdoghmen Nov 1 '15 at 9:49
  • 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 '16 at 18:19
  • Not so easy to install (for me at least) but looks veeeery cool. Thanks! – santimirandarp Oct 15 '18 at 5:10
  • 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 at 7:19
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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

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