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How to install old version of Acrobat Reader

asked 2017-09-19 17:36:04 -0500

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Sometimes in it necessary to run old versions of Acrobat Reader. For example Acrobat Reader 9.4.1 from ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/9.x/

How do I install old version of Acrobat Reader in current Fedora systems?

It seems that current Fedora 26 doesn't resolve the dependencies.

$ rpm -i AdbeRdr9.4.1-1_i486linux_enu.rpm 
error: Failed dependencies:
    libgdk_pixbuf_xlib-2.0.so.0 is needed by AdobeReader_enu-9.4.1-1.i486
    libGLU.so.1 is needed by AdobeReader_enu-9.4.1-1.i486
    libidn.so.11 is needed by AdobeReader_enu-9.4.1-1.i486
    libpangox-1.0.so.0 is needed by AdobeReader_enu-9.4.1-1.i486
    libXt.so.6 is needed by AdobeReader_enu-9.4.1-1.i486
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answered 2017-09-19 17:42:11 -0500

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updated 2018-05-24 13:28:30 -0500

This is the solution,

$ sudo dnf install mesa-libGLU.i686 libidn.i686 libXt.i686 pangox-compat.i686 gdk-pixbuf2-xlib.i686 libcanberra-gtk2.i686  adwaita-gtk2-theme.i686 PackageKit-gtk3-module.i686
$ wget ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/9.x/9.4.1/enu/AdbeRdr9.4.1-1_i486linux_enu.rpm
$ sudo rpm -i AdbeRdr9.4.1-1_i486linux_enu.rpm
$ acroread

or more simply:

$ sudo dnf install ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/9.x/9.4.1/enu/AdbeRdr9.4.1-1_i486linux_enu.rpm adwaita-gtk2-theme.i686 libcanberra-gtk2.i686 PackageKit-gtk3-module.i686

Now Acrobat Reader 9.4.1 runs without any warnings and appears in the applications menu and associated to PDF documents.

It might be better to reset the default application back to Document Viewer, i.e. Evince. This is done with the right click menu over a PDF file -> Properties -> Open with -> Document Viewer -> Set Default.

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rpm does not resolve the depencies but dnfdoes.

dnf install AdbeRdr9.4.1-1_i486linux_enu.rpm

jmt gravatar imagejmt ( 2017-09-19 18:30:36 -0500 )edit

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