Objective

The objective is to install Adobe Acrobat Reader on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux.

Please note that Adobe no longer supports Acrobat Reader for Linux. The latest native Linux version is 9.5.5 dated from 26/04/2013. From this reason you should refrain using/installing Adobe Acrobat Reader if possible to avoid potential vulnerabilities and hacker exploits.

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
  • Software: - Adobe Reader 9.5.5

Requirements

Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via sudo command is required.

Difficulty

EASY

Conventions

  • # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Instructions

Install all Prerequisites

Open up terminal and enter the following linux command to install all your prerequisites:
$ sudo apt install gdebi-core libxml2:i386 libcanberra-gtk-module:i386 gtk2-engines-murrine:i386 libatk-adaptor:i386

Download Adobe Acrobat Reader

Next, download Adobe Acrobat Reader deb package:
$ wget ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/9.x/9.5.5/enu/AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb

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Install Adobe Acrobat Reader

Finally, to install Adobe Acrobat Reader on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux execute the following code. Press y when prompted:
$ sudo gdebi AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb

Start Adobe Acrobat Reader

You can now start Adobe Acrobat Reader from your terminal using command:
$ acroread
or alternatively by searching GUI start menu and clicking on an appropriate menu:

Start adobe acrobat reader - ubuntu 18.04 bionic


Installed adobe acrobat reader - ubuntu 18.04 bionic
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