Adobe Reader on 64 bit Ubuntu 13.10 and Variants

Get it fromĀ http://get.adobe.com/reader/download/?installer=Reader_9.5.5_English_for_Linux_(.deb)&standalone=1

Of course this won’t work right away on 64 bit Ubuntu (and possibly other linuxes as well)

With Ubuntu 12.10 and above you are able to load i386 packages adding :i386 to the package name and you will need these to prevent similar following messages:

$ acroread 
/opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread: error while loading shared libraries: libxml2.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
$ acroread
/opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

What you need are these:

sudo apt-get install libxml2:i386
sudo apt-get install libstdc++6:i386

4 thoughts on “Adobe Reader on 64 bit Ubuntu 13.10 and Variants

  1. It didn’t solve the situation. Now I get a different message:

    $ /opt/Adobe/Reader9/bin/acroread /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread: error while loading shared libraries: libxml2.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    $ sudo apt-get install libxml2:i386

    $ sudo apt-get install libstdc++6:i386

    $ /opt/Adobe/Reader9/bin/acroread
    /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread: error while loading shared libraries: libgdk_pixbuf_xlib-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    The installation came from Adobe’s site: AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.tar.gz file

    Thanks in advance.

    • Then you probably need to add
      sudo apt-get install libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0:i386

      That somehow was already on my system, interesting…

  2. I am having the same sort of problem with Adobe Acrobat, in Ubuntu Studio 14.04. I installed the file libstdc++6:i386 (the others on this page were already installed) and then I got a new error:

    (acroread:13932): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: “murrine”,
    (acroread:13932): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: “pixmap”,

    This was repeated several times and the PC froze, although I could move the mouse, for a few seconds.

    I have used Acrobat Reader in Ubuntu Studio 12.04 previously without problems, so why will it not work in 14.04?

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