Bug 71340 - Adobe Acrobat Reader 5 for Linux and Java2 plugin (jre.xpi) for Mozilla don't work under limbo
Adobe Acrobat Reader 5 for Linux and Java2 plugin (jre.xpi) for Mozilla don't...
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: glibc (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-08-12 10:46 EDT by Mukund Sivaraman
Modified: 2016-11-24 09:56 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-12-15 17:31:19 EST
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Description Mukund Sivaraman 2002-08-12 10:46:53 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.1b) Gecko/20020722

Description of problem:
Both Adobe Acrobat Reader 5 for Linux and Java2 plugin (jre.xpi) for Mozilla
don't work under limbo for various reasons. Both seem to have problems loading
and/or rendering to screen. Java2 plugin seems to load applets, but does not
draw them.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Download and try to use Adobe Acrobat Reader 5 for Linux with any PDFs.
2.Download and install jre.xpi from the Mozilla URL bar (enable Software
Installation) and try to view various applets.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Richard Torkar 2002-09-03 13:19:52 EDT
(redhat null)

I have installed acrobat reader 5.0.6 as you suggested.
When I run it this happens:
Warning: charset "UTF-8" not supported, using "ISO8859-1".

If I do this:
export LC_CTYPE=en_US.ISO-8859-1

And then starts acrobat reader /usr/local/Acrobat5/bin/acroread
it works!

Comment 2 Greg 2002-10-06 23:40:44 EDT
I had the same problem, so I added the line above:

export LC_CTYPE=en_US.ISO-8859-1

to both the acroread script at:


and the netscape script at:


and otherwise followed all relevant instructions on the setup of Acrobat. Unlike
before, now all is well, both when Acrobat is used on a standalone basis and as
a plug-in.
Comment 3 Need Real Name 2002-10-19 04:49:48 EDT
On RH 8.0, the acroread still cannot run due to the following error:
Warning: charset "UTF-8" not supported, using "ISO8859-1".

I fixed it by editing /etc/sysconfig/i18n and change from
LANG="en_US.UTF-8" to LANG="en_US.ISO-8859-1". I am not sure whether there is
any side effects.
Comment 4 Warren Togami 2002-12-15 16:54:41 EST
For Adobe Acrobat Reader and Mozilla plugin, you can conveniently install this RPM:

The latest versions of Sun Java works fine.

I recommend closisng this as NOTABUG.

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