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Re: HELP! Adobe Reader error in FC6



Paul Smith wrote:
> On 1/18/07, Remi Collet <Fedora famillecollet com> wrote:
>> > Help!
>> >
>> > I can't use Adobe Reader in Federa Core 6。
>> >
>> > expr: syntax error
>> >
>> > That is what I get in the console
>>
>> A well known issue
>>
>> Read (in french)
>> http://remi.collet.free.fr/index.php?2007/01/10/273-acrobat-reader-709-et-fedora-core-6
>>
>>
>> I have a little patch for this
>>
>> As root :
>> cd /tmp
>> wget http://remi.collet.free.fr/files/acroread.patch
>> cd /usr/local/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/bin
>> patch -b </tmp/acroread.patch
>>
>> Remi.
>>
>> P.S. don't find a way to send this to Adobe.
>> OpenSource is really a better way...
>
> I do not know whether it is caused by your patch, but when I go to
>
> Help --> About Adobe Reader 7.0...
>
> I get the indication that the running version is the 7.0.8. However,
> the version that I have installed is the 7.0.9.
>
> Paul
>
Hold it.

Here is a much less complex patch. That French patch did not work for me.

Here are the detailed instructions for repairing the acroread script file:

>
>       Adobe Reader
>
> If you use either the tar.gz or .rpm files for Adobe Reader 7.08, it
> will not work. The fix for this is to open */usr/bin/acroread* as root
> (or with sudo) into a text editor (this will be a link to the "real"
> file, but nonetheless you will be editing the real one). There are two
> lines that need to be edited.
>
> Look for this line, at about line number 418:
>
> echo $mfile| sed 's/libgtk-x11-\([0-9]*\).0.so.0.\([0-9]\)00.\([0-9]*\)\|\(.*\)/\1\2\3/g'
>   
>
> and change to:
>
> echo $mfile| sed 's/libgtk-x11-\([0-9]*\).0.so.0.\([0-9]*\)00.\([0-9]*\)\|\(.*\)/\1\2\3/g'
>   
>
> /Note: you are adding an asterix in about the middle/
>
> The other line is at about line number 643:
>
> MIN_GTK_VERSION="240"
>   
>
> which needs to be changed to:
>
> MIN_GTK_VERSION="2040"
>   
>
> Save the file, and you're done.
>
The repair involves correcting a mis-specified regular expression and a
mis-specified GTK version number.

Temlakos



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