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canadianicon25

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Adobe Reader NOOB
« on: October 21, 2008, 06:18:59 pm »
What is the process for installing Adobe Reader 7.0XX on Vector GOLD 5.9?  I tried making a package from the tar.gz downloaded from Adobe, but it wouldn't install.  Pkgtool wouldn't recognize the .tgz file I created using the makepkg command.  The desktop environment allowed me to right click on the .tgz and select install but it appeared that installation stalled.  Please help. :-[ :-[

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Re: Adobe Reader NOOB
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2008, 07:55:26 pm »
Extract the files from the .tar.gz using right-click.
You will see a directory called AdobeReader.

Open a terminal inside that directory and start the install script as root:
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./INSTALL
It will ask you a directory to install the reader.. you probably want to install the program inside /opt/Adobe/Acrobat7, or something like that.

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Re: Adobe Reader NOOB
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2008, 07:56:09 pm »
Just out of curiosity, why do you want Adobe 7 instead of Adobe 8?

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Re: Adobe Reader NOOB
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2008, 07:56:34 pm »
Oh, and welcome to Vector Linux!  :)