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: 853
Popularity: 2.234561
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This package *is not* out-of-date, it serves outdated software.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

snack commented on 2018-05-09 12:52

The executable /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread is a 32 bit executable, but the dependencies I get after installation are:

$ pacman -Qi acroread ... Depends On : desktop-file-utils gtk2 libxml2 libxt mesa pangox-compat libidn lib32-libcurl-compat

In this way the 64 bit versions of gtk2, mesa etc. are listed as dependencies, while the real dependencies are their 32 bit versions from [multilib].

I think the error is on line 54 of the PKGBUILD, where depends is re-defined (by the way, why defining depends in package()?).

amon-ra commented on 2018-05-04 07:33

My fix was: export GTK2_RC_FILES="/usr/share/gtk-2.0/gtkrc"

Kozeid commented on 2018-04-24 16:43

It works for me if I set LANG=C

fsiegert commented on 2018-04-12 06:57

Thanks @nocri for getting to the bottom of this.

For me it didn't help to move /usr/share/fonts/noto, but I had to move /usr/share/fonts/TTF/DejaVuSans* to make it start again.

Obviously, neither is a very elegant solution, so I'd hope that somebody finds out even more... or at least a workaround where a font path can be set manually by an environment variable within /usr/bin/acroread.

nocri commented on 2018-04-11 17:51

Ok, I've strace'd it and it crashes after:

016 access("/usr/share/fonts/noto/NotoSans-Regular.ttc", R_OK) = 0
9017 openat(AT_FDCWD, "/usr/share/fonts/noto/NotoSans-Regular.ttc", O_RDONLY) = 5
so I've moved directory /usr/share/fonts/noto elsewhere, and it works ... Probably too many font files there, or something? This program is really terribly bugged.

Solution (temporary):

sudo mv /usr/share/fonts/noto ~/noto_backup

proxy commented on 2018-04-02 11:54

Stopped working for me too :/

dreieck commented on 2018-03-30 13:26

Hm, does not any longer work for me .. (x86_64) system.

At least, I need the package lib32-gtk-engines.

Before having it installed, a start of acroread outputs

Gtk-Message: 15:22:02.055: (for origin information, set GTK_DEBUG): failed to retrieve property `gtk-primary-button-warps-slider' of type `gboolean' from rc file value "((GString*) 0xabf3010)" of type `gboolean'

(acroread:9951): Gtk-WARNING **: 15:22:02.063: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "clearlooks",

(acroread:9951): Gtk-WARNING **: 15:22:02.064: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "clearlooks",

and exits with exitcode 1.

After having installed lib32-gtk-engines, it only outputs

Gtk-Message: 15:24:03.224: (for origin information, set GTK_DEBUG): failed to retrieve property `gtk-primary-button-warps-slider' of type `gboolean' from rc file value "((GString*) 0x9d57010)" of type `gboolean'

still failing with exitcode 1, though.

ranger commented on 2018-03-21 10:40


All this dependencies are in the multilib repo. you have to enable it in pacman.conf

azer commented on 2018-03-21 10:38

Dependencies are broken;

error: target not found: lib32-gtk2 error: target not found: lib32-libxml2 error: target not found: lib32-libxt error: target not found: lib32-mesa error: target not found: lib32-libidn error: target not found: lib32-glu

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.

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