ObjectiveThe 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
RequirementsPrivileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via
sudocommand is required.
- # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of
- $ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
Install all PrerequisitesOpen 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 ReaderNext, download Adobe Acrobat Reader
$ 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 ReaderFinally, to install Adobe Acrobat Reader on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux execute the following code. Press
$ sudo gdebi AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb
Start Adobe Acrobat ReaderYou can now start Adobe Acrobat Reader from your terminal using command:
$ acroreador alternatively by searching GUI start menu and clicking on an appropriate menu: