[HOWTO] Installing Adobe Reader 9 to Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Alpha 4

[ad#ad-1] I tried to install Adobe Reader (acroread) in Ubuntu Karmic Koala Alpha 4 amd64 (64bit Version) that I use. I added medibuntu repository but package acroread was not available. Then, I downloaded deb from http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/ but 64-bit version (amd64) was not available. So I downloaded Linux x86 (.deb) version and then installed it with the following command via terminal:
sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture AdbeRdr9.1.2-1_i386linux_enu.deb

  • Thanks. This really saved my day. I didn’t think of forcing the architecture, so I was stuck there.

  • Arvind

    It really helps. Especially force architercture is new to me.

  • http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/pool/partner/a/acroread/
    more clean.

    acroread_9.1.3-1jaunty1_amd64.deb 04-Aug-2009 21:04 60M
    That’s enought.

    From Medibuntu website:
    “Note about Adobe Acrobat Reader (acroread)

    If you were using acroread from medibuntu before Jaunty was released, you can uninstall it as medibuntu no longer provides acroread. Instead you can get acroread by enabled the Canonical partner repository under System->Administration->Software Sources->Third Party Software.

    The option should look like this:

    URI: http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu

    Distrubution: jaunty

    Components: partner”

    Saludoss 😉

  • admin


    The post was for Karmic Koala Alpha 4. Now, it should work directly selecting acroread from the repository.

  • xabidu

    Thanks, saved my day too.

  • This is how you can install Acroread to Ubuntu 9.10 64 bit:

    1. Open Synaptic Packet Manager (from System / Administration)

    2. Add Partner Repository (to do this: under Settings choose Repositories, go to inter-leaf Other Software and tick-a-box besides ‘archive.canonical.com/ubuntu karmic partner’, click Close)

    3. Update Repository info (to do this: click Reload button in Synaptic)

    4. Search for Acroread (to do this: click Search button in Synaptic)

    5. Install as usual (to do this: right click the tick-a-box besides Acroread package and choose ‘Mark for Installation’ and then click Apply)

    6. When done close Synaptic.

    That’s it. Nothing else to it.

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  • Brandon

    Thanks much, worked like a charm!

  • jake jones

    Great instructions from Jukka. But if you can’t find ‘archive.canonical.com/ubuntu karmic partner’ listed, then click the “Add” button and enter:

    deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu karmic partner

  • Thank you soooooo much. You, and people like you, are the reason I love Ubuntu !!!!!!

  • BetaBoy

    The partner one is actually still 32-bits, and it requires install nspluginwrapper which is bad in my experience. I’d rather install acroread manually like the author and don’t run the plugin for firefox.
    It is more safe NOT to run acroread under firefox anyway…