How To Install Adobe Reader 9.5.5 On Ubuntu 14.04 And Linux Mint 17 Qiana

Hello Linux Geeksters. Even if there are popular open-source PDF readers like Evince or Document Reader, you may want to use Adobe Reader, since you probably use it on Windows. The latest version available for Linux is Adobe Reader 9.5.5.

How To Install Adobe Reader 9.5.5 On Ubuntu 14.04 And Linux Mint 17 Qiana

In this article I will show you how to install Adobe Reader 9.5.5 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and Linux Mint 17 Qiana.

Because it is not available via any repository, we have to downloade the adobe reader deb package from the official Adobe FTP page and install it with via the command line. I prefer gdebi over dpkg, due to the fact that it also handles dependencies.

The below commands work for both 32 bit (i386) and 64 bit (amd64) architectures:

$ wget ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/9.x/9.5.5/enu/AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ sudo gdebi AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb

Next, install some missing libraries:

$ sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-0:i386 libnss3-1d:i386 libnspr4-0d:i386 lib32nss-mdns libxml2:i386 libxslt1.1:i386 libstdc++6:i386

After you first launch the program, you have to accept the license agreement.

Optional, to remove Adobe Reader 9.5.5 and the installed libraries, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove AdbeRdr9 libgtk2.0 libnss3-1d libnspr4-0d lib32nss-mdns libxml2 libxslt1.1 libstdc++6

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4 comments on “How To Install Adobe Reader 9.5.5 On Ubuntu 14.04 And Linux Mint 17 Qiana
  1. Mercedes says:

    It worked! Thank you! Installed on Linux Mint 16 Xfce.

  2. Maxi says:

    Thansk very much it worked, on linux lite 2.0, since doen’t have the software centre. Again Thanks.

  3. Matz says:

    Worked well on Qiana

  4. ahmad says:

    Thanks, it worked on 64 bit machine

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