here an easy step-by-step guide for Adobe Reader 8.1.1
manual installation (with a minor bug fixing).
) Download the last tarball from Adobe, i.e. click on the following url:http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/r ... 86.tar.bz2
If something doesn't work (link broken, expired o a new version is available) check the official way:http://www.adobe.com/it/products/acroba ... sions.html
) choose the platform (Linux), the format you like (Linux.x86.tar.bz2), the language (english) and press the [CONTINUE]
) press [Download Adobe Reader]
button and download the file (size about 45.2 MB)
) Open the tar file with the command tar jxvf AdobeReader*tar.bz2
- it will create a temporary installation directory as "AdobeReader"
) Within this directory execute the INSTALL script as root: cd AdobeReader sudo ./INSTALL
You can read out the "ReadMe.htm" document with any browser for further informations; by default the Reader will be installed in /opt/Adobe.
) Remove the temporary directory using rm -rf AdobeReader
It happened that on starting Adobe Reader a dialog box pops up "Unable to find the HTML rendering library (libgtkembedmoz)"
as reported -> http://blogs.adobe.com/acroread/2007/09 ... _faqs.html
Don't panic! Most of the time you don't need to install any extra software, since the library is already in your system.
Try to locate the library with find / -name libgtkembedmoz.so -print
. Anyway if you've mozilla-firefox installed in your system you can use its one: /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/libgtkembedmoz.so
. After that you have to specify the proper directory in Edit -> Preferences -> Internet -> libgtkembedmoz Folder, as in the picture.