AcrobatReader not available via Adept?

D. R. Evans doc.evans at
Sat Sep 16 14:06:05 UTC 2006

On 16/09/06, john d. herron <paradox.herron at> wrote:
>  Greetings.
>  As a rather new user of Kubuntu Dapper I tried to find and install the free
> Acrobat PDF Reader (crisper rendition compared to e.g. Kpdf), but it appears
> not to be available through Adept.
>  Am I overlooking something? Should I simply download it from the Adobe
> portal, or is there perhaps a better solution?
>  Any help will be thankfully appreciated - jdh

Annoying, isn't it?

You'll have to get it from the acrobat site; it does install fine from
there. That's the way I had to get it too.

Incidentally, apparently it is available via adept if one's running a
32-bit machine; hence the posts here saying "yes it is available".

It would be nice if Kubuntu were to tell one this (if only to avoid
the "yes it is available", "no it isn't", "yes it is" threads), but it
doesn't. It would be even better if there some way to have Kubuntu
install the 32-version properlyand automatically  on 64-bit systems (à
la Mandriva -- but then Mdv has other problems managing a mix of
32-bit and 64-bit programs, so maybe it's better that Kubuntu doesn't
even attempt to automate the process).

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