Monday, April 6, 2009

Installing Adobe Reader in Debian 5

This is for all book lovers who cant leave without Adobe Reader.

Open your browser to and select Linux -x86 (.deb) from the first drop down.

Rename the file to adobereader.deb.

After download, issue the following below command as root:
dpkg -i install adobereader.deb

Thats it you are done now to use Adobe Reader and of course your fav books in it.


  1. Don't know if it installed correctly. I got these error messages...

    johnwaynegoodin:/home/johnwaynegoodin# dpkg -i install adobereader.deb
    dpkg: error processing install (--install):
    cannot access archive: No such file or directory
    (Reading database ...
    dpkg: serious warning: files list file for package `adobereader-enu' missing, assuming package has no files currently installed.
    176940 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to replace adobereader-enu 9.1.2 (using adobereader.deb) ...
    Unpacking replacement adobereader-enu ...
    Setting up adobereader-enu (9.1.2) ...
    Processing triggers for man-db ...
    Errors were encountered while processing:

  2. Well, On Debian, the correct command should be
    dpkg -i adobereader.deb

    Thats how it worked for me!

    Thanks anyway!

  3. Oh...Yes... Sorry All.. Thanks Fahim... It is indeed this command - dpkg -i adobereader.deb

    Thanks a ton!!!

    It has been a typo... Sorry all..

  4. Wow! This explains so much!!! Thanks for the great info and insights.
    Adobe Support