Monday, April 01, 2013

Installing Adobe PDF reader on Linux | Cent OS 6

Tech Blog - A quick how to on installing Adobe PDF reader on Linux, using yum repository on Cent OS 6.

First Lets install the Linux repository for Adobe Reader
# rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
Retrieving http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
warning: /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.azsklt: Header V3 DSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID f6777c67: NOKEY
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
   1:adobe-release-i386     ########################################### [100%]

Then we import the key
# rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux

Then we search the yum repository for pdf, you shoudl get some result like below
# yum search pdf

============================================ N/S Matched: pdf ============================================
AdobeReader_chs.i486 : Adobe Reader for Linux。查看、导览和打印 PDF 文档的应用程序。
AdobeReader_cht.i486 : Adobe Reader for Linux。檢視、導覽和列印 PDF 文件的應用程式。
AdobeReader_dan.i486 : Adobe Reader til Linux. Et program, der kan bruges til navigation i samt visning og
                     : udskrivning af PDF-dokumenter.
AdobeReader_deu.i486 : Adobe Reader - die ideale Anwendung, um PDF-Dateien anzuzeigen, zu drucken oder
                     : gemeinsam daran zu arbeiten.
AdobeReader_enu.i486 : Adobe Reader, an application to easily view, print and collaborate on PDF files.
AdobeReader_esp.i486 : Adobe Reader para Linux. Una aplicación que permite ver e imprimir documentos PDF,
                     : así como desplazarse por ellos.
AdobeReader_fra.i486 : Adobe Reader est une application permettant d'afficher et d'imprimer des fichiers
                     : PDF en toute simplicité et d'y collaborer facilement.
AdobeReader_ita.i486 : Adobe Reader per Linux. Un'applicazione che consente di visualizzare e stampare
                     : documenti PDF.
AdobeReader_jpn.i486 : Adobe Reader は PDF ファイルを簡単に表示、印刷することができ、PDF
                     : 上でコラボレーションが可能なアプリケーションです。
AdobeReader_kor.i486 : Linux용 Adobe Reader입니다. PDF 문서를 보고 탐색하고 인쇄할 수 있는 응용
                     : 프로그램입니다.
AdobeReader_nld.i486 : Adobe Reader voor Linux. Een toepassing waarmee u PDF-documenten kunt weergeven en
                     : afdrukken en in PDF-documenten kunt navigeren.
AdobeReader_nor.i486 : Adobe Reader for Linux. Et program som kan brukes til å vise, navigere i og skrive
                     : ut PDF-dokumenter.
AdobeReader_ptb.i486 : Com o aplicativo Adobe Reader para Linux, é possível visualizar, navegar e imprimir
                     : documentos PDF.
AdobeReader_suo.i486 : Adobe Reader Linux-käyttöjärjestelmälle. Sovellus, jolla voi näyttää, selata ja
                     : tulostaa PDF-dokumentteja.
AdobeReader_sve.i486 : Adobe Reader för Linux. Ett program som du kan visa, navigera och skriva ut
                     : PDF-dokument med.


Now we install English Adobe reader

# yum install AdobeReader_enu.i486
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit, security
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * Webmin: download.webmin.com
 * base: mirror.upsi.edu.my
 * extras: mirrors.hostemo.com
 * rpmforge: ftp.riken.jp
 * rpmforge-extras: ftp.riken.jp
 * updates: mirrors.hostemo.com
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package AdobeReader_enu.i486 0:9.5.4-1 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

==========================================================================================================
 Package                      Arch              Version               Repository                     Size
==========================================================================================================
Installing:
 AdobeReader_enu              i486              9.5.4-1               adobe-linux-i386               57 M

Transaction Summary
==========================================================================================================
Install       1 Package(s)

Total download size: 57 M
Installed size: 135 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
AdbeRdr9.5.4-1_i486linux_enu.rpm                                                   |  57 MB     15:21    
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
Warning: RPMDB altered outside of yum.
  Installing : AdobeReader_enu-9.5.4-1.i486                                                           1/1
  Verifying  : AdobeReader_enu-9.5.4-1.i486                                                           1/1

Installed:
  AdobeReader_enu.i486 0:9.5.4-1                                                                         

Complete!

You should now be able to see Adobe Reader 9 under Applications -> Office on your Desktop.

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