Package Details: acroread 9.5.5-6

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Package Base: acroread
Description: Adobe Reader is a PDF file viewer
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Licenses: custom
Submitter: None
Maintainer: fordprefect
Last Packager: fordprefect
Votes: 805
Popularity: 11.643201
First Submitted: 2008-05-15 19:18
Last Updated: 2016-05-18 09:28

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fordprefect commented on 2016-05-17 19:35

hey guys, i can reproduce the crash, but until now cannot make any sense of it. i will investigate further, but any help is appreciated.
possible workarounds for the moments seem to be:
• use another pdf-reader whereever possible
• use acroread windows version in wine (HowTo:
• remove /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/plug_ins/EFS.api (this might have unknown consequences regarding your data and software functionality)
• comment out the ipv6 line (::1) in /etc/hosts (this might impair your ipv6 connectivity and functionality of locally communicating programs)

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severach commented on 2016-05-23 16:25

I've found that Master PDF Editor is the least broken PDF viewer.

Marcel_K commented on 2016-05-23 14:15

@DrMartinus: following the instructions on causes crashes when printing. Instead of

[…] winetricks atmlib riched20 wsh57 mspatcha

you should only issue

[…] winetricks mspatcha

Then printing works fine. See

DrMartinus commented on 2016-05-23 14:09

Thanks for the workarounds. I tried the following:
• use another pdf-reader whereever possible
result: handling is awkward, brochure printing not possible, tabbed document display not available, and evince ignores the predefined printer settings. Other pdf viewers are very rudimentary, it seems. Maybe I missed a good one, but okular, qpdfview and evince I've tried and all lack a lot.
• use acroread windows version in wine
installed it according to the instructions. It runs fine, but trying to print causes it to crash. So no option.
• remove /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/plug_ins/EFS.api
Did that too, but didn't help with the regular crashes in Linux-acroread.
I only didn't comment out that ipv6 line. Will check that as a last resort.

fordprefect commented on 2016-05-20 07:53

@whaler: this line was not added by acroread, it is a crucial part of your systems network configuration a lot of programs rely on for inter process communication (ipc). specifically it makes 'localhost' an ipv6 target to connect to and listen on.

my vague guess is that the crash happens during the initiation of some ipc (the call seems to be located in ELF.api), which parses /etc/hosts and crashes on ipv6.
this is a blind guess however, and i have no clue how to investigate or even fix this atm.

whaler commented on 2016-05-20 05:09

Thanks for the fix!
Now I wonder if the line was added by acroread and/or if it is needed by another program...

bidulock commented on 2016-05-19 00:49

Hah, beat me to it! Yes, it is the ::1 line in /etc/hosts.

jacotux commented on 2016-05-18 19:04

fix acroread crash after ~15 seconds
comment line ::1 in etc/hosts

troddenfrog commented on 2016-05-18 17:44

don't know whether it is relevant, but almost simultaneously my nvidia driver quit working (nvidia-340xx-dkms).
performing dkms manually i discovered that the issue was due to the kernel being compiled with a different compiler version than the [newly compiled] nvidia driver (never happened before).
i didn't notice that, but a *significant* upgrade to the gcc toolchain might have happened somewhere in the nearby, or some evil switches might have been adopted as default; maybe some critical update has brought the problem in.

hcartiaux commented on 2016-05-18 15:14

@fordprefect: Hi & thanks for your work on this PKGBUILD. Could you consider adopting acroread-fonts (which is currently orphaned) ?

MilanKnizek commented on 2016-05-18 06:58

Wine How To:

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