acroread and links in /tmp to cups PPD's

Joachim Backes joachim.backes at
Wed Apr 14 08:06:44 UTC 2010

On 04/14/2010 09:49 AM, Ed Greshko wrote:
> On 04/14/2010 03:39 PM, Joachim Backes wrote:
>> Each time I'm starting acroread and exiting, I find new links in /tmp
>> such as
>> 4bc54f0710c36 ->  /etc/cups/ppd/xxxxx.ppd
>> 4bc562d356e64 ->  /etc/cups/ppd/yyyyy.ppd
>> where xxxxx and yyyyy are my two printers. The hex pattern behind
>> "4bc5..." changes each time acroread runs.
>> Anybody has a solution how to get rid of this acroread behaviour?
>> Kind regards
>> Joachim Backes<joachim.backes at>
> Don't execute acroread directly.  Call it from a script and have the
> script delete the files before it exits?

Hi Ed,

surely I can enwrap acroread into a script, but this only cures the 
symptoms and not the cause of this misbehaviour.

Kind regards

Joachim Backes <joachim.backes at>

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