Install Adobe Reader in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal 64bit

Acrobat Reader used to be available from Ubuntu Partner repository, but it is not available anymore in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal!

So you have to download the .deb package from adobe.com and install it:

http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/9.x/9.5.1/enu/AdbeRdr9.5.1-1_i386linux_enu.deb

However, if you have a 64bit system, do not forget to install also these packages:

sudo apt-get install libxml2:i386 ia32-libs

Otherwise, acroread will fail

acroread: error while loading shared libraries: libxml2.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

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5 thoughts on “Install Adobe Reader in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal 64bit

  1. RavanH

    Sadly, it also requires libgtk2.0-0:i386 which depends on libcairo2:i386 which, when I would choose to install it, would for some reason remove about half the OS (1.4 Gig of packages, why? no idea…) which I’m not prepared to say ‘Y’ on.

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    1. Lorenzo Bettini Post author

      Thanks Mark!
      I’ve updated the post.
      I had not realized that because ia32-libs was already installed in my system, probably because I had installed gcc-multilib

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  2. Des

    You’re the man Lorenzo ! Wish I could buy you a cup of coffee as I have been spending hours trying to figure this out and now I got it working from reading your post. Keep the good work up.

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