Package Details: acroread 9.5.5-18

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Package Base: acroread
Description: Adobe Acrobat Reader is a PDF file viewer
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Licenses: custom
Submitter: None
Maintainer: Geballin
Last Packager: Geballin
Votes: 857
Popularity: 0.41
First Submitted: 2008-05-15 19:18
Last Updated: 2021-06-08 19:27

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tuckerboniface commented on 2018-08-26 18:48

I applied @olvie's patch to bundle the old harfbuzz and glib libs, acroread should work now.

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This package *is not* out-of-date, it serves outdated software.

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kifuna commented on 2019-06-02 14:06

@tattsan: I am surprised that an old version of lib32-tdb is needed at all. I only had to add lib32-cairo 1.15.12-1 to restore the printing function.

The problem of acroread crashing is most probably related to lib32-libcanberra, which according to is the only package that requires lib32-tdb. It seems that if you want to use lib32-libcanberra, then this library needs to be downgraded too.

I now installed lib32-libcanberra for testing purposes and acroread crashes immediately. Deinstalling it, acroread runs fine again.

tattsan commented on 2019-05-16 06:03

@kifuna: Almost all lib32 libraries work well with that method, but lib32-tdb doesn't.

kifuna commented on 2019-05-15 20:41

@cadilhac: You need to copy the libraries in the versions mentioned by Tomatopaste below.

Actually, it would be great if those libraries could be bundled like currently lib32-glib2 and lib32-harfbuzz.

Geballin commented on 2019-05-15 11:34

@cadilhac I have these warnings too but there are just warnings, acroread works perfectly on my computers even after writing these warnings :

Gtk-Message: 14:24:08.300: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module"
Gtk-Message: 14:24:08.313: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module"
Gtk-Message: 14:24:08.658: Failed to load module "atk-bridge"

(acroread:28390): Gtk-WARNING **: 14:24:08.733: Impossible de trouver le moteur de thème dans module_path : « adwaita »

(acroread:28390): Gtk-WARNING **: 14:24:08.786: Impossible de trouver le moteur de thème dans module_path : « adwaita »

If you want to know why it crash, launch acroread with ACRO_CRASHLOG activated : $ env ACRO_CRASHLOG=1 acroread

You should have a crashlog created in /tmp/acroCrashLogs/ saying what the problem is.

cadilhac commented on 2019-05-15 10:40

@kifuna : I went with a

# cd /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/lib
# for f in *; do cp /usr/lib32/$f .; done

but no cheese.

MCSH commented on 2019-05-05 16:07

Crashing with the following errors:

Gtk-Message: **: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module"
Gtk-Message: **: Failed to load module "atk-bridge"

znmeb commented on 2019-04-15 03:32


$ acroread 

(acroread:27536): Gtk-WARNING **: 20:31:04.872: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "adwaita",

(acroread:27536): Gtk-WARNING **: 20:31:04.878: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "adwaita",

kifuna commented on 2019-04-14 14:45

@Tomatopaste: There is no need to downgrade these packages, it suffices to copy the respective libraries to /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/lib.

Tomatopaste commented on 2019-04-10 10:18

tattsan's comment from 2019-02-08 19:55 really helped! The latest upgrade of lib32-icu now also lets acroread crash. The following downgrades helped for me (consult to find legacy packages):

  • lib32-cairo 1.15.12-1
  • lib32-icu 63.1-2
  • lib32-libxml2 2.9.8-5
  • lib32-tdb 1.3.15-2

Feel free to pin this comment.

tattsan commented on 2019-02-10 17:42

@s_m , lib32-libcanberra depends on lib32-tdb, and you can downgrade lib32-tdb as in my previous post.

I've installed lib32-libcanberra, but acroread doesn't crash.