How to install and configure Adobe Reader on Linux

I often receive PDF files which contains some security enhancements like signatures or timestamps. For correct presentation I need Adobe Reader on my Linux OS.

Here is guide how can you install and configure Adobe Reader on Linux machine (in my case Linuxmint 17 and all Debian/Ubuntu derivatives)

adobe-reader-logo

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Dependencies installation

    Open terminal and run
sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-0:i386 libnss3-1d:i386 libnspr4-0d:i386 lib32nss-mdns libxml2:i386 libxslt1.1:i386 libstdc++6:i386 libnss-sss:i386 gtk2-engines-murrine:i386 gtk2-engines-pixbuf:i386

Adobe Reader installation

  1. Go to the web http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/
  2. And download package for your OS. I downloaded for Linuxmint (Linux / English / Reader 9.5.5 English for Linux.deb)
  3. Open the DEB package in software manager or install it manually by command
    sudo dpkg -i AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb

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Configuration

  1. Run Adobe Reader and accept license agreement
  2. Go to the menu „Edit / Preferences / Internet“
  3. Set path to your browser and libxul.so library. If you use firefox as me, paths are:
    Browser executable: /usr/bin/firefox
    HTML rendering library folder: /usr/lib/firefox
    Adobe Reader Configurtation
  4. Restart Adobe Reader

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