Install Adobe Reader for Ubuntu


 If you installed software via my software installation scripts then Acrobat 8 is installed.  For Ubuntu Edgy and earlier Acrobat is in the repositories.

The ability to read a PDF file is pretty crucial these days.  With the release of Ubuntu Feisty and later Adobe Acrobat Reader is no longer in the repositories.  Ubuntnu's other PDF readers like Evince and KPDF are functional but if you need greater functionality then Acrobat you will need.

If you wish to download the 32 or 64 bit version of Acrobat Reader 8 without all the below steps then click here.




Medibuntu has Adobe Acrobat Reader 8 in the repositories.  To get Acrobat Reader follow the instructions below.  Note, if you followed my procedure for DVD ripping and encrypted DVD playback for Fesity you already have the repositories added so go directly to the apt-get update part.

All items in red are command line items.  Open a terminal and copy-paste.

First we must get the gpg key from Medibuntu.
wget -q http://packages.medibuntu.org/medibuntu-key.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add - && sudo apt-get update
 
Next we need to add the sources.list for your distribution.  Choose the one that is appropriate for your distribution.

Ubuntu Gutsy 7.10
sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/gutsy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

Ubuntu Hardy 8.04
sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/hardy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
 
Ubuntu Intrepid 8.10
sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/intrepid.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04
sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/jaunty.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list


Update Synaptic Package Manager
sudo apt-get update

Install Adobe Acrobat Reader
sudo apt-get install acroread acroread-escript acroread-plugins mozilla-acroread

If you wish to only have Acrobat Reader 8 then omit the last three from the apt-get install statement above.

I hope this tutorial has helped.

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