Acrobat Reader install difficulty

Matt Morgan minxmertzmomo at
Wed Sep 28 18:36:38 UTC 2005

On 9/28/05, Matt Morgan <minxmertzmomo at> wrote:
> I'm an experienced Linux user trying Ubuntu (Hoary Hedgehog) for the
> first time.
> I tried to follow the instructions for installing Acrobat Reader and
> the related firefox plugin at They suggest, first,
> making changes to /etc/apt/sources.list, including uncommenting some
> sources and adding others, like:
> ## Backports
> deb hoary-backports main
> universe multiverse restricted
> deb hoary-extras main universe
> multiverse restricted
> That source didn't work, so I found another online:
> That one's up,
> but when I try to install acroread, mozilla-acroread, and
> acroread-plugins I still run into two problems:
> 1) When installing acroread and mozilla-acroread:
> The following packages have unmet dependencies:
>   mozilla-acroread: Depends: acroread (>= 7.0) but 5.10-0.2 is to be installed
> E: Broken packages
> 2) When installing acroread-plugins:
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree... Done
> E: Couldn't find package acroread-plugins
> Any tips for how I /really/ install Acrobat Reader?

OK, nevermind, I just saw the other postings about switching back to
the official backports repo
( and that seems to be

Is this repo roulette a frequent occurrence with Ubuntu?
Repo-config-breakage is why I left Mandrake for Fedora a year or so
ago ... I realize Ubuntu's pretty new yet, and I'll be patient.


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