Adbobe Acrobat Reader install long

This is my first post here. A little back ground. My first computer was
in 1982, running CP/M. The last time I worked with Linux was about 10
years ago. I installed Linux on a 486 Toshiba laptop. I installed the
latest kernel for a parallel port hard disk. Then I tried to install
Xwindows. When I ran into the lack of info on the Toshiba video, I quit.

I installed the 32 bit OpenSUSE with KDE and then Gnome. I liked what I
like what I had even though there were plenty of problems i.e. learning
curve issues. Installed 64 bit with KDE still plenty of problems, but
solved a few with the 64 bit system. Anyway I needed to read a PDF file
and what came up when I tried was way overkill to read a file. I
downloaded the Adobe reader and went to install. Two files were not
found libgl.so.1 and libglu.so.1. Those two files are in the lib64
directory, and I can’t figure out to change the path to them or copy
them to the lib directory (probably a nono) because of permissions. I
thought I’d given myself all the permissions I needed. I went to the
Help manuals nothing there. Went to the Yast section and got a blank
page. Did someone leave out a message or link to the Yast manual. urgh

Sorry for the rant but nothing seems to fall in place.

Larry

Hi
Adobe Reader is already available via YaST or zypper from the cli, it’s
known as acroread.


sudo zypper in acroread


Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
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I don’t know about 64-bit issues as such, but did you use yast software manager to install ‘acroread’ package? It should be available from non-oss repo.

You can also search via web from here

Webpin

Choose the correct distro version. 1-click Installs are usually very simple.

Maolcom Howdy,

cli??

Ya acroread and Adobe also says Adobe Reader ssshh, nomenclature is
under used and abused.

Isn’t there away to set my groups in Yast2 so I don’t have to deal with
permissions? Like there arn’t enough groups.

I’ve been on the command line and used su, thats’ worked so far. I’ve
got a couple of package to install, if I can’t find them in
packages.opensuse.

thanks, Larry

> Hi
> Adobe Reader is already available via YaST or zypper from the cli, it’s
> known as acroread.
>


> sudo zypper in acroread
> 

>

Deano,

That’s the first that I’ve seen packages, that’s a big help. I’m not
good at checking to see that all the i’s are dotted, or t’s are crossed
till I stumble over them.

thanks, Larry

deano ferrari wrote:
> I don’t know about 64-bit issues as such, but did you use yast software
> manager to install ‘acroread’ package? It should be available from
> non-oss repo.
>
> You can also search via web from here
>
> ‘Webpin’ (http://packages.opensuse-community.org/)
>
> Choose the correct distro version. 1-click Installs are usually very
> simple.
>
>

Hi Larry
CLI = command line interface :slight_smile: which is gnome-terminal, console,
konsole etc

YaST is good for searching as well as the webpin search and others,
namely Get It and from
the command line you can run;


/sbin/yast2 webpin_package_search

The other command to use is zypper, suggest you run the man command to
investigate all the options;


man zypper

Not sure but this may be a worthwhile read for you;
openSUSE Concepts

Unix permissions on files are there for a reason, security… you might
want to use the sudo command or like you have been doing dropping to
the root user shell. Some files can be changed via udev rules, or a
change of the sticky bit via chmod.


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