How to install Adobe Reader 9 on Ubuntu 14.04

Adobe Reader is not present in repositories for Ubuntu 14.04. On the other hand installing the software from package (.deb) downloaded directly from Adobe’s website is somehow problematic. Ubuntu’s package manager informs that the Adobe Reader 9 installer package is incorrect and risky.

The best approach is to make use of a repository from an older Ubuntu version. Just open a terminal and type following commands:

sudo bash
echo -e '# for acroread\ndeb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ raring partner' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/raring-partner.list
apt-get update
apt-get install acroread
exit

Done! 🙂

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About krzysztoftomaszewski

I've got M.Sc. in software engineering. I graduated in 2005 at Institute of Computer Science, Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology. I'm working on computer software design and engineering continuously since 2004.
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2 Responses to How to install Adobe Reader 9 on Ubuntu 14.04

  1. Stone Forest says:

    Why even bother? Acroread is next to useless in comparison to Evince, but wastes a massive amount of valuable hard drive space.

  2. Stone Forest says:

    RE previous comment:

    My bad: I got Acroread printing properly, it’s just a pity that everything in Linux is appallingly documented, and most web pages are either misleading or inaccurate.

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