Ubuntu – How to install Adobe Acrobat Reader deb package downloaded from Adobe website

adobe-readersoftware installation

I am new to Ubuntu, but I believe I have Ubuntu 11.10 installed correctly. I am trying to install Acroread using AdbeRdr9.4.6-1_i386linux_enu.deb that I downloaded from the Adobe web site. How do I do this?

Best Answer

  • All Ubuntu versions prior to 13.10

    To install Adobe Acrobat you will need to enable the canonical partners repository in the Software Sources tab of Update Manager

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    Use Dash and search for Software Sources or Software & Updates in 13.04 and later.

    If you don't see those options in Software Sources, you can use the following command from a terminal:

    sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner"
    

    Then in a terminal you can update and install acrobat reader:

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install acroread
    

    It is strongly recommended from a security point-of-view to use the version in the repositories.

    If - for whatever reason - you wish to download directly from Adobe and install then the following instructions apply:

    Using firefox navigate to:

    Choose the following options as shown in the image - i.e. download the .deb package

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    When the Download button is clicked:

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    Leave it at the default to open in Software Center where you can install it.

    If you have set your downloads to automatically save in your Downloads folder:

    cd ~/Downloads
    sudo dpkg -i AdbeRdr*.deb