Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 79822
Acroread's "userFrontEndProgram" flag doesn't work
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 EDT
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Description of problem:
The /etc/pluggerrc contains
-xrm '*userFrontEndProgram: FALSE'
in the acroread command line. However, with at least acroread-4.05 this flag
Changing this to "+useFrontEndProgram" (see "acroread -helpall") does the job.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Give two users (let them be "bill" and "bob") access to the display.
2. Open acroread under first user ("bill").
3. Start Mozilla under another user ("bob") and point it to some PDF file on the
Actual Results: Acroread says that it can't open the file -- "Permission denied"
Expected Results: The file should open without any problems.
The problem is that if acroread is already started under "bill", that instance
of the program will be used, but "bill" doesn't have access to "bob"'s .mozilla/
(and .netscape/) directory.
The same will happen if acroread was previously launched from one machnie, and
mozilla/netscape -- from another: these programs live in distinct filesystem trees.
It's fixed in 4.0-22. many thanks for your report.