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Hello Downloaded acrobat reader 5 and unpacked the installation directory in /usr/local/ (as SU) - all okay. Ran ./INSTALL and got through the 'conditions' page okay then typed 'accept' as ...
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    Problem installing Acrobat Reader in Mandrake 10.1


    Hello

    Downloaded acrobat reader 5 and unpacked the installation directory in /usr/local/ (as SU) - all okay. Ran ./INSTALL and got through the 'conditions' page okay then typed 'accept' as requested - after a short while got the following error message:

    Installing platform dependent files ... Done
    ./INSTALL: line 219: ed: command not found
    ERROR installing /usr/local/Acrobat5/bin/acroread

    I've tried a search here but found nothing about this - any ideas?

    Thanks

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    I'd imagine you could just do
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    urpmi acroread
    as root and it would be installed.

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    Tried that, but it didn't work. I looked at the install file with emacs and scrolled to line 219 - this is what it says:

    ed -s "$i" <<__EOF__

    As a Linux newbie this means nothing to me I'm afraid...

    Any further help would be much appreciated

    Thanks

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    Well if it says "ed: command not found" then you don't have ed installed. I have no idea what ed is but try
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    urpmi ed
    and then try installing acroread again.

    EDIT: I just discovered ed is a text editor, by the way.

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    That did it! Many thanks

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    Can I ask for more help than Gododdin?

    Exactly how does one actually run "install"? There must be a technique, but double clicking it asks me to choose a programme, but after 2 hrs searching help and the net I'm at a loss.

    The most helpful thing I've found so far is Nautilus in SU mode, which told me that Install was null and I shouldn't run it.

    As for "urpmi acroread", how and where does one do that, and to what? The terminal says the package isn't found

    Can someone direct me to a resource which explains how to actually install any given item of software? I appear not to have the mental stamina required to hunt it down myself, and feel I am beginning to succumb to the blandishments of windows and a sybarytic longing for the single click install.

    Bob McIntyre

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    to install, go to a terminal and:
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    cd /path/to/INSTALL
    su
    &#91;rootpass&#93;
    ./INSTALL
    replace /path/to/INSTALL with the real path to the INSTALL file, e.g. /home/jack/acrobat-reader/

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    Thanks to all - now sorted!

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