Bug 379401 - code for acroread in /etc/mozpluggerrc is wrong?
Summary: code for acroread in /etc/mozpluggerrc is wrong?
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mozplugger   
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Version: 11
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Ngo Than
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-11-13 05:56 UTC by Jonathan Kamens
Modified: 2018-04-11 08:18 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-08-20 15:19:36 UTC
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fixes mozpluggerrc to work with acrobat 8 reader; still works with older versions (846 bytes, patch)
2008-01-11 08:57 UTC, Scott Mcdermott
no flags Details | Diff

Description Jonathan Kamens 2007-11-13 05:56:57 UTC
The code in /etc/mozpluggerrc for figuring out the correct arguments for
acroread calls acroread -helpall, but in Adobe Reader 8, it appears that the
correct option is -help, not -helpall.

Comment 1 Scott Mcdermott 2008-01-11 08:57:26 UTC
Created attachment 291365 [details]
fixes mozpluggerrc to work with acrobat 8 reader; still works with older versions

I noticed this too: after installing mozplugger, the acrobat 8 plugin suddenly
stopped working.  I don't believe mozplugger uses the adobe plugin, but instead
invokes Acrobat itself.  However, it tests which version-appropriate flags to
give to acroread by grepping the output of -helpall, which is not the correct
option in acroread 8, as you mention.

The attached patch to mozpluggerrc should fix this and still work with older

Comment 2 Scott Mcdermott 2008-01-11 08:59:19 UTC
note that this bug still applies to fc8

Comment 3 Johan Kok 2008-01-13 11:42:25 UTC
Thank you for reporting that this is still a issue in f8. I've updated the version field for this issue to reflect 
comment #2

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Comment 5 Jonathan Kamens 2008-11-28 02:52:08 UTC
Still broken.

Comment 6 Matěj Cepl 2008-11-28 17:14:17 UTC
I don't want to take sides in this bug, just let me note that this is not NEW by any meaning of the word.

Switching to ASSIGNED so that developers have responsibility to do whatever
they want to do with it.

Comment 7 Peter Glassenbury 2009-04-28 01:57:55 UTC
May be wrong because I don't know how mozplugger works..BUT
 - this seems more than one bug... The -helpall is incorrect but in the section of
"Acrobat Reader" which is a number of defines.. which DON'T appear to be used
anywhere....(not sure what meaning they have otherwise)

later in the file is the following that seems to fire up evince since 
acroread7 and 5 are long gone... acroread 9 deprecates -openInNewWindow
for -openInNewInstance but sort of works if you change the acroread7 to acroread.

application/pdf:pdf:PDF file
application/x-pdf:pdf:PDF file
text/pdf:pdf:PDF file
text/x-pdf:pdf:PDF file
	repeat swallow(acroread) fill: acroread7 -openInNewWindow "$file"
	repeat swallow(documentShell) fill: acroread5 -geometry +9000+9000 +useFrontEndProgram "$file"
	repeat noisy swallow(evince) fill: evince "$file"

By sort of ... I mean it is possible to lock the gnome session if you 
run acroread in mozplugin in firefox, close the acroread tab,
start acroread in a terminal,(closing the tab doesn't appear to kill the acroread in the backround so CtrlAltF2 login and kill -9 acroread brings everything back to life)
I am running fedora10, mozplugger  (but from rawhide is the same) tried running acroread 8.1.3 and 9.1.0  firefox 3.0.x ...not sure where to report this or against what.
what to do

Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 09:21:19 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 9 Ngo Than 2009-08-20 15:19:36 UTC
it's fixed in 1.12.1.

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