f20 - acrobat reader where are thou?

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Fri Dec 27 20:02:09 UTC 2013


On 12/27/2013 02:37 PM, Dan Thurman wrote:
> On 12/27/2013 11:35 AM, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>>
>> On 12/27/2013 02:22 PM, Dan Thurman wrote:
>>> On 12/27/2013 11:10 AM, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>>>>
>>>> On 12/27/2013 01:56 PM, Dan Thurman wrote:
>>>>> On 12/27/2013 10:24 AM, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On 12/27/2013 01:12 PM, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On 12/27/2013 12:54 PM, Tom Horsley wrote:
>>>>>>>> On Fri, 27 Dec 2013 12:46:17 -0500
>>>>>>>> Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> I downloaded and installed: adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
>>>>>>>> I don't know where you found that,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> adobe.com download flash-plugin via yum path.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>   but adobe doesn't seem
>>>>>>>> interested in supporting yum any longer. The best you can do
>>>>>>>> these days is go to the adobe.com site and follow the download
>>>>>>>> links for acrobat and you can get a rpm from the adobe site.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> They do seem to support it for flash-plugin.  Maybe becuase they 
>>>>>>> have to do security updates so frequently.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Meanwhile for acrobat I got: AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.bin
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> but step 3 of 3 is coming up blank.  What do I do with this .bin 
>>>>>>> file.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I don't believe this!  I turned AdBlock off for this page, and it 
>>>>>> is nothing but an AD!!!!  No instructions on what to do with a 
>>>>>> .bin file.  I ASSuME that I move it to /bin or /sbin or some 
>>>>>> such?  Where is it safe to put?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>> I think the steps are:
>>>>>
>>>>> 1) Download adobe YUM repo package
>>>>>     (which you did: adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm)
>>>>>
>>>>>     Install YUM repo package:
>>>>>       # yum localinstall ./adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
>>>>>
>>>>>     This creates the YUM repo file for Adobe in:
>>>>>     # ls -l /etc/yum.repos.d/adobe-linux-i386.repo
>>>>>        (Make sure repo is "enabled=1", use vi)
>>>>>
>>>>>     If the repo file is not there, then it is not installed.
>>>>
>>>> # cat adobe-linux-i386.repo
>>>> [adobe-linux-i386]
>>>> name=Adobe Systems Incorporated
>>>> baseurl=http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/linux/i386/
>>>> enabled=1
>>>> gpgcheck=1
>>>> gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> 2) List the adobe files available for installation:
>>>>>        # yum list | grep adobe
>>>>>        AdobeReader_XXX.YYY (select your language. (English, 
>>>>> XXX=enu, YYY=i486))
>>>>>        [...]
>>>>
>>>> # yum list | grep adobe
>>>> adobe-release-i386.noarch 1.0-1 @/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch
>>>> flash-plugin.i386 11.2.202.332-release @adobe-linux-i386
>>>> adobe-source-code-pro-fonts.noarch 1.017-3.fc20 updates
>>>> adobe-source-libraries.i686 1.0.43-19.fc20 fedora
>>>> adobe-source-libraries-devel.i686 1.0.43-19.fc20 fedora
>>>> adobe-source-libraries-doc.i686 1.0.43-19.fc20 fedora
>>>> adobe-source-sans-pro-fonts.noarch 1.050-2.fc20 fedora
>>>> texlive-adobemapping.noarch 3:svn28079.0-3.fc20 fedora
>>>>
>>>> No AdobeReader listed  :(
>>>>>
>>>>> 3) Yum install AdobeReader_XXX.YYY
>>>>>
>>>>> 4) Good luck finding the Adobe Reader menu icon, but command-line 
>>>>> executable is:
>>>>>      /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread
>>>>>
>>>>> Hope this helps!
>>>>>
>>>>
>>> Ok, I see what is going on...  the adobe repo package does
>>> not list the reader from adobe's site, so you have to separately
>>> download the reader from:
>>> http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/
>>>
>>> Then install:
>>> # yum localinstall <adobe reader rpm package>
>>
>> And checking in regularly to see if there is an update. Fortunately 
>> my day job gives me heads up if there are any security patches coming 
>> out.
>>
> So... you are good to go? ;)
>
Yes.  It is working.  thanks for all the help.




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