Install adobe acrobat reader 9.5 on ubuntu 13.04

Adobe Acrobat Reader

The adobe acrobat reader is the most popular pdf file reader on windows. On linux there are native applications like Okular and Evince (Document Viewer) that can read pdf files easily.

Adobe initially launched this native version of acrobat reader for Linux that looked similar to the windows version. However the development was later stopped and 9.5.5 is the last version of adobe's acrobat reader for linux.

There are 2 methods to install acrobat reader on ubuntu. First is to download the installer file for linux directly from adobe website and the 2nd method is to use the canonical repository.

Download from Adobe server

The installer package file can be downloaded from Adobe's website directly. It is available in major package formats like deb, rpm, and also binary executable.

Visit the following url

Run the following commands to do it directly from the terminal

# download from ftp server using lynx
$ lynx

# OR download from ftp server using wget
$ wget

# OR download from http server using wget
$ wget

Install the deb file from commandline using the dpkg or gdebi command

$ dpkg -i AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb

Install from canonical repository

The other way to install is from the canonical repository.
Run the following commands from the terminal.

$ sudo add-apt-repository "deb raring partner"
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install acroread

And acrobat reader should be installed.

Last Updated On : 3rd May 2014

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