Acrobat 7.0 Firefox plugin (was: Acrobat reader 7.0 is out)

Christoph Georgi christoph.georgi at
Wed Mar 23 03:25:58 UTC 2005

As I wrote before, the plugin is working perfectly in firefox after 
creating the link, BUT ONLY if the url is "*.pdf". Looking at Windows, 
Acrobat is opened in firefox even though the ending of the url is not 
".pdf". I guess that for windows the plugin is used whenever the mime 
type is pdf, but I haven't looked into that. (Concrete example is the 
ebsco host database, if some of you have access to it..)


Bob Nielsen wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 23, 2005 at 06:26:35AM +1200, Bill Christiansen wrote:
>>The acroread file needs a link in the path foe firefox to find, type the
>>following in a terminal:
>>cd /usr/local/bin
>>sudo ln -s /usr/local/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/bin/acroread
> Actually:
>   sudo ln -s /usr/local/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/bin/acroread acroread 
>                                                       ^^^^^^^^
> I installed it by converting the rpm to a deb with alien.  It created 
> /usr/bin/acroread, but that was a file of zero length!  Replacing it 
> with a symlink worked, of course.
> When I start acroread, I get an error that the PPKlite.api plugin failed 
> to initialize, but otherwise it appears to work fine.
> Bob


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