I have upgraded to a 64 bit, and installed Ubuntu 15.10, I'm lacking a good PDF reader. How do I install Adobe Reader for Ubuntu even though it is no longer available for Linux?

  • Aside from that... I've been using the Foxit PDF reader which is free at this time, and I find it to be pretty good. I have not yet tried to use it to fill in forms. – Charles Green Jan 21 '16 at 1:17
  • Possible duplicate of Why did Adobe stop Flash Player for Linux? – DnrDevil Jan 21 '16 at 1:35
  • Did you consider Evince? – Elder Geek Aug 7 '16 at 18:35
  • What happens when you just install it from the partners repo? – Braiam Aug 11 '16 at 23:50
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    @DnrDevil Huh? Adobe PDF Reader isn't Adobe Flash Player. – edwinksl Aug 12 '16 at 3:42

If you are asking how to install Adobe PDF for Ubuntu 64 bit 15.10, then here you go. Open a terminal and execute the following commands:

First, install the dependencies:

sudo apt-get install libatk1.0-0 libc6 libfontconfig1 libgcc1 libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 libglib2.0-0 libgtk2.0-0 libidn11 libpango1.0-0 libstdc++6 libx11-6 libxext6 libxml2 libxt6 zlib1g lsb-release debconf

Then, download and install adobe reader:

wget http://archive.canonical.com/pool/partner/a/acroread/acroread-bin_9.5.5-1raring1_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i acroread-bin_9.5.5-1raring1_i386.deb

Finally, open adobe reader and accept the licence:

acroread &
  • Any tips how to make it work on Ubuntu 14.0.4? – Ashu Jan 21 '16 at 3:21
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    @Ashu Sure, just follow the instructions. This should work for any version ≥ 13.04. – mchid Jan 21 '16 at 7:10
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    I got an error Errors were encountered while processing: acroread-bin when executing dpkg -i on ubuntu 14.04 running this command before fixed is sudo apt-get -f install – sk8terboi87 ツ Oct 12 '16 at 5:43
  • failed for me too - load of dependency problems.. – bph Dec 19 '16 at 9:55
  • @bph Hey, if you have dependency problems, try using gdebi to install instead of dpkg as this should automate the process. sudo apt-get install gdebi; sudo gdebi ./acroread-bin_9.5.5-1raring1_i386.deb – mchid Dec 25 '16 at 10:57

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