Re: Adobe Acrobat

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On 6/24/07, Karl Larsen <[email protected]> wrote:
Chris Jones wrote:
>> So, as I said, what do yo get it you attempt to start the app from the
>> command line. I.e. type
>>
>>  > acroread
>>
>> ?????
>>
>
> OK, so not really expecting you to actually do this yourself... I thought I
> would see for myself.
>
> So, I installed the acroread rpm from here
>
> ftp://ftp.uib.no/pub/Linux/uib/fedora/5/i386/AdobeReader_enu-7.0.9-1.i386.rpm
>
> and that went fine.
>
> However, when I ran
>
>  > acroread
>
> I got endless messages of the form "expr: syntax error"
>
> Had you done this yourself, then the web site with Frank Cox told you would
> have explained the solution to you. (Alternatively, googling for "acroread
> expr: syntax error" took me to a link that explained the error and gave a
> solution in the very first link....)
>
> Look at
>
> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Fedora_Core_6_-_Troubleshooting
>
> making the change to line 418 fixed this problem, and acroread runs just fine
> now.
>
> Moral of this story - Don't just post "It doesn't work" messages. Try and
> debug what isn't working. Don't just run an app from the gui - start it from
> the command line as this gives you much more useful feedback.
>
> yours  Chris
>
>
    What was wrong with the Don't work message? I got yours saying don't
send those, and the next message was from Frank with the web page where
I got the info to mofify the code and I do know how to do that. But it's
odd you need to re-write code to get it to run on FC6.
    Anyhow I know have it running. So the don't work message worked.

Karl
Your vague message caused seven (7) other unnecessary messages to be
posted on this list. You got help this time. Keep it up and some on
this list may filter you out.


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