Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 167275
acroread -setenv option broken
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:08 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050719 Red Hat/1.7.10-126.96.36.199
Description of problem:
The option '-setenv <var>=<value>' went broken when acroread 5.10 was replaced by 7.0
The option is documented in the output from 'acroread -help', but is not accepted.
This brakes our application and our clients get hit by this when they are running up2date.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run the command 'acroread -setenv APA=apa'
Actual Results: help text is shown
Expected Results: acroread should pop up
hm, ok... We had to update to 7.x because Adobe no longer issues security
updates for the 5.x series. There are now about 2 or 3 security issues with
Acrobat Reader 5.x which will never be fixed. I'll try to see what the word is
I have submitted an bug report to Adobe with the following text:
Steps to reproduce bug:
1. Run "acroread -setenv A=b"
Reader displays command-line help
Reader launches itself
This functionality worked in Linux 5.x versions. If the functionality is not
expected to work in 7.x versions, then it's help text should be removed from
Reader's --help output and a workaround provided. Otherwise, it should be fixed
to work correctly as in Reader 5 for Linux.
did you get any feedback from Adobe, whether they are accepting it as a bug
that will be fixed or if they will just change the helptext?
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
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