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How to install Adobe Reader? [Solved]

Postby Dark Star » Mon May 04, 2009 2:28

Hi
The Evince seems to pretty nasty and slow and takes a lot of CPU usage.. I would rather love to use Adobe or anyother pdf reader .. Since Okular is KDE I don't wanna install it and full my Gnome installation with KDE dependencies...

Anyways I don't seem to find Adobe reader in repo ? How am I suppose to install it ?

I am using 4.1 Gnome..

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Re: How to install Adobe Reader ?

Postby WarraWarra » Mon May 04, 2009 2:55

equo search pdf
equo --help
or
emerge -s pdf
emerge --help -v
or
in spritz using the search of all not just the installed for pdf
or
download the source code in some tar format , extract it to a folder and "sh ./command here" from inside that folder.

Download using firefox "save to desktop" or wget or rsync or ftp or or or or or or .......

I have seen poppler in another distro and it has pdf capabilities or so it seems maybe this can work as well.
There might be another 8 or more ways to install but should try to stick with equo and spritz then emerge / portage and lastly manual source compile from download.

Also check gentoo-portage.com for files / names as gentoo SL is build on gentoo and should be able to get from their tree what you might not find in equo/SL tree.
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Re: How to install Adobe Reader ?

Postby Dark Star » Mon May 04, 2009 4:57

Ok I installed Adobe from bin file provided by Adobe site for non rpm/deb distro..r.. I usually don't use Adobe reader but Evince is pathetically slow and non-responsive.. So I installed Adobe in Sabayon,,,

I previously had this issue but never wanted to fix since Okular was working great... Adobe didn't provide exact colour.. Its renders too bright and wrong colours in every pdf... I choose Adobe because its pretty good with every pdf file and renders faster than Evince..[CENTER]

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So please help me fix the problem.

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Re: How to install Adobe Reader ?

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Mon May 04, 2009 15:02

Why did you install Acrobat Reader using the binary from the Adobe site when it's in Portage and in the Entropy repository?

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# eix -I acroread
[U] app-text/acroread
     Available versions:  8.1.3!m!s 8.1.4!m!s (~)9.1.0!m!s {cups ldap linguas_da linguas_de linguas_en linguas_es linguas_fi linguas_fr linguas_it linguas_ja linguas_ko linguas_nb linguas_nl linguas_pt linguas_sv linguas_zh_CN linguas_zh_TW minimal nsplugin}
     Installed versions:  8.1.3!m!s(15:05:54 06/02/09)(cups ldap linguas_da linguas_de linguas_en linguas_es linguas_fi linguas_fr linguas_it linguas_ja linguas_ko linguas_nb linguas_nl linguas_pt linguas_sv linguas_zh_CN linguas_zh_TW nsplugin -minimal)
     Homepage:            http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/
     Description:         Adobe's PDF reader

# equo search acroread
>>  @@ Searching...
>>   #1 Sabayon Linux Official Repository
>>      @@ Package: app-text/acroread-8.1.3             branch: 4
>>        Available:            version: 8.1.3 ~ tag: NoTag ~ revision: 0
>>        Installed:            version: 8.1.3 ~ tag: NoTag ~ revision: 0
>>        Slot:                 0
>>        Homepage:             http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/
>>        Description:          Adobe's PDF reader
>>        License:              Adobe
>>  Keyword:    acroread
>>  Found:      1 entries


You could have installed it by doing either of the following:

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# equo update
# equo install acroread

or
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# emerge --sync
# layman -S
# emerge acroread
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Re: How to install Adobe Reader ?

Postby wolfden » Tue May 05, 2009 3:21

always stick to the package manager
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