Package Details: acroread 9.5.5-7

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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: 852
Popularity: 3.537641
First Submitted: 2008-05-15 19:18
Last Updated: 2017-06-15 15:56

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fordprefect commented on 2016-05-17 19:35

There are reports about this software dying after 15s again.
known workarounds:
• 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, especially related to internet connectivity)
• comment out the ipv6 line (::1) in /etc/hosts (this might impair your ipv6 connectivity and functionality of locally communicating programs)

This package *is not* out-of-date, it serves outdated software.

Latest Comments

gm666q commented on 2018-03-12 15:25

Can someone help me with this garbage? It crashes on start up. I tried removing EFS.api and commenting ipv6 in hosts.

schulz commented on 2018-02-05 19:03

@qin: I got the same dependency errors, but I didn't have multilib support enabled in "/etc/pacman.conf". Once I enabled it, everything worked correctly.

So, this package needs multilib enabled in pacman repositories for installation.

wilbowma commented on 2018-01-24 19:41

Couldn't get this running until I installed: lib32-libxml2 lib32-gtk2

Are the gtk2 and libxml2 requirements correct?

qin commented on 2017-12-27 00:15

Is dependencies correct?

==> Installing missing dependencies...<br> error: target not found: lib32-gtk2<br> error: target not found: lib32-libxml2<br> error: target not found: lib32-libxt<br> error: target not found: lib32-mesa<br> error: target not found: lib32-libidn<br> error: target not found: lib32-glu<br> ==> ERROR: 'pacman' failed to install missing dependencies.

zoe commented on 2017-10-04 11:47

Please, add lib32-gtk2 as dependancy.
If not installed, in 64bit arch, you get this error :
/opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

olebowle commented on 2017-07-11 07:19

The lib32-gtk2 dependency was missing for me. It seems to be missing in package() when depends is overwritten.

semeion commented on 2017-06-17 18:29

The crash issues got fixed for me with the last update. Thank you!

fordprefect commented on 2017-06-15 15:57

@dion_starfire: thank you, this fixes the crashes for me.
everyone please check, at least for 64bit this might be the solution.

dion_starfire commented on 2017-06-14 23:02

Checking the dependencies of /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/plug_ins/EFS.api, I noticed that was not found. On a hunch, I installed multilib/lib32-libcurl-compat, which provides a lib32 version of Sure enough, acroread stopped crashing.

So, we may be able to fix the 15s crash issue by simply adding multilib/lib32-libcurl-compat as another dependency for the package.

For those who previously deleted/disabled EFS.api, I did have to nuke my ~/.adobe/Acrobat/ before I was able to get into the Preferences dialog again - it seemed to think that the dialog was open in another window, despite there being no other running instances of acroread.

My guess is that EFS.api tries to use libcurl if it's on the system, and if it can't find it falls back to an internal mechanism that doesn't understand IPv6, which is what causes the crash.

Anonymous comment on 2017-03-27 06:48

To enable multilingual support, you need to set PSRESOURCEPATH=/usr/lib/acroread variable.

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