Bug 83291 - FYI - acroread 5.06 doesn't work on Phoebe
Summary: FYI - acroread 5.06 doesn't work on Phoebe
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: bash
Version: phoebe
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
URL: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-01 17:28 UTC by David White
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:50 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-02-01 23:51:07 UTC

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Description David White 2003-02-01 17:28:16 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20030115

Description of problem:
Downloaded acroread 5.0.6 (Linux version) from Adobe and installed as root. 
Made symlink in /usr/local/bin as root, then tried to run it as normal user. 
Got the following error messages:

[david@localhost acro]$ acroread
Warning: charset "UTF-8" not supported, using "ISO8859-1".

Program never starts.  I reported the problem in the Adobe User's Support Forum,
but &Deity. knows if anyone from Adobe will see it.  

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download Acrobat Reader 5.0.6 (linux)
2. Install as root, make symlink to /usr/local/bin
3. As normal user, type "acroread" and hit Enter

Actual Results:  Aborted

Expected Results:  Licence dialog, then ability to use Adobe's reader (and
browser plug-in after subsequent configuration)

Additional info:

It would be nice if there were a "Compatibility" component to raise these types
of concerns.

Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2003-02-01 23:51:07 UTC
See the release notes.  This is a known bug (with acroread), with a known

Comment 2 David White 2003-02-02 00:40:58 UTC
Searched AcroRead README file and didn't see anything relevant.  Are you talking
about Phoebe release notes?  Where do I find them?  Thanks!

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