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:
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
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.
which packages does it want to remove?
are you using plain ubuntu?
Tks Lorenzo but on Xubuntu 12.10 x64 I also had to do this:
sudo apt-get install ia32-libs
which I got from here:
now it works!
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
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.
Hi Lorenzo, unfortunately your answer no more work for Ubuntu 14.04 64bits : I can’t install ia32-libs which seems unavailable. Do you have an idea ?
I’ll try to have a look as soon as possible.
Nice, thank you.
You may want to try the solution shown here: http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2014/04/install-adobe-reader-ubuntu-1404/
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