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Re: Adobe Reader Weirdness (Fixed)



On Sat, 2006-10-28 at 09:10 -0600, Christopher A. Williams wrote:
> I just installed Adobe Reader via RPM (AdobeReader_enu-7.0.8-1.i386.rpm)
> on my freshly installed version of FC6. Launching it causes it to go
> into some sort of endless loop with the message (when launched from the
> command prompt) of: expr: syntax error
> 
> Anybody else seen this or have a fix?

...Of course, 5 minutes after posting this, I found the fix in an Ubuntu
forum. There's something in the acroread script that has a problem. To
fix:

1) Edit the file /usr/bin/acroread

2) Replace the line (originally line 418):
echo $mfile| sed 's/libgtk-x11-\([0-9]*\).0.so.0.\([0-9]\)00.\([0-9]*
\)\|\(.*\)/\1\2\3/g'

...with the line:
echo $mfile| sed 's/libgtk-x11-\([0-9]*\).0.so.0.\([0-9]*\)00.\([0-9]*
\)\|\(.*\)/\1\2\3/g'

In my case, I just commented out the old line and added a new one under
it so I would know what I did later on. Adobe Reader now works on my
system.

Cheers,

Chris


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