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    Default acroread does not work anymore

    Updated to 20170529 and found that acroread does not work anymore. Tried to reinstall and got the message:

    Code:
    erlangen:~ # zypper in acroread
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    Resolving package dependencies...
    
    Problem: nothing provides ISO8859-1.so needed by acroread-9.5.5-8.1.i586
     Solution 1: do not install acroread-9.5.5-8.1.i586
     Solution 2: break acroread-9.5.5-8.1.i586 by ignoring some of its dependencies
    
    Choose from above solutions by number or cancel [1/2/c] (c): 
    erlangen:~ #
    Solution #2 does not work. Any suggestions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by karlmistelberger View Post
    Code:
    Problem: nothing provides ISO8859-1.so needed by acroread-9.5.5-8.1.i586
     Solution 1: do not install acroread-9.5.5-8.1.i586
     Solution 2: break acroread-9.5.5-8.1.i586 by ignoring some of its dependencies
    
    Choose from above solutions by number or cancel [1/2/c] (c): 
    erlangen:~ #
    Solution #2 does not work. Any suggestions?
    Yes, use Solution #1.

    AK

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    Default Re: acroread does not work anymore

    Quote Originally Posted by karlmistelberger View Post
    Updated to 20170529 and found that acroread does not work anymore. Tried to reinstall and got the message:

    Code:
    erlangen:~ # zypper in acroread
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    Resolving package dependencies...
    
    Problem: nothing provides ISO8859-1.so needed by acroread-9.5.5-8.1.i586
     Solution 1: do not install acroread-9.5.5-8.1.i586
     Solution 2: break acroread-9.5.5-8.1.i586 by ignoring some of its dependencies
    
    Choose from above solutions by number or cancel [1/2/c] (c): 
    erlangen:~ #
    Solution #2 does not work. Any suggestions?
    Hi
    Looks like glibc-locale doesn't provide the ISO8859-1.so anymore.....
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    Default Re: AW: acroread does not work anymore

    Quote Originally Posted by Akoellh View Post
    Yes, use Solution #1.

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    Yes, for several years I checked out okular and everytime I noticed that even on modern hardware it took considerable time to display a single page. Thus I preferred acroread which was really fast. I checked again with okular-17.04.1-1.2.x86_64 and found displaying a page has become faster. But I think okular is still sluggish compared to acroread. Are there any other pdf readers available with better speed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by karlmistelberger View Post
    Are there any other pdf readers available with better speed?
    Likely dozens, qpdfview, xpdf, evince, ghostview come to (my) mind, for more you can do your own (re)search.

    Using acroread for speed reasons (which I find funny as it always has been an ugly and giant blob) is certainly the worst idea as this piece of software has been unmaintained for several years now and is a huge security risk (not mentioning the non-security bugs).

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    Default Re: acroread does not work anymore

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Looks like glibc-locale doesn't provide the ISO8859-1.so anymore.....
    Hm, I searched and got

    Code:
    erlangen:~ # find / -xdev -name ISO8859-1.so
    /usr/lib64/gconv/ISO8859-1.so
    /usr/lib/gconv/ISO8859-1.so
    erlangen:~ #
    Does it need to be moved?
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    Default Re: acroread does not work anymore

    Quote Originally Posted by karlmistelberger View Post
    Hm, I searched and got

    Code:
    erlangen:~ # find / -xdev -name ISO8859-1.so
    /usr/lib64/gconv/ISO8859-1.so
    /usr/lib/gconv/ISO8859-1.so
    erlangen:~ #
    Does it need to be moved?
    Hi
    Run ldd against the acroread binary to see where/what it's looking for..... ahh it's 32bit glibc-locale-32bit. You might need to create a softlink. But I would strongly suggest an alternative, if that's not working as required create a bug report....
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    Code:
    rpm -qf /usr/lib*/gconv/ISO8859-1.so
    gives?

    AK

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    Default Re: AW: acroread does not work anymore

    Quote Originally Posted by Akoellh View Post
    Code:
    rpm -qf /usr/lib*/gconv/ISO8859-1.so
    gives?

    AK
    Hi
    And to be a pedant.....
    Code:
    zypper se --file-list /usr/lib*/gconv/ISO8859-1.so
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    Default Re: AW: acroread does not work anymore

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    And to be a pedant.....
    Code:
    zypper se --file-list /usr/lib*/gconv/ISO8859-1.so

    The output looks quite reasonable:

    Code:
    erlangen:~ # rpm -qf /usr/lib*/gconv/ISO8859-1.so
    glibc-locale-32bit-2.25-2.3.x86_64
    glibc-locale-2.25-2.3.x86_64
    erlangen:~ # zypper se --file-list /usr/lib*/gconv/ISO8859-1.so
    Retrieving repository 'Packman Repository' metadata ...................................................................................................................................................................................[done]
    Building repository 'Packman Repository' cache ........................................................................................................................................................................................[done]
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    
    S  | Name               | Summary                            | Type   
    ---+--------------------+------------------------------------+--------
    i+ | glibc-locale       | Locale Data for Localized Programs | package
    i+ | glibc-locale-32bit | Locale Data for Localized Programs | package
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