Adobe Reader

Adobe has just released an x86 version of Reader for Solaris (it has been available for SPARC for some time). To install it:

  1. Download the installer from http://get.adobe.com/reader/.

  2. Open a terminal and make the installer executable:
    chmod +x Desktop/AdbeRdr9.1.0-1_i486solaris_enu.bin
  3. Start the installer:
    bleonard@opensolaris:~$ pfexec ./Desktop/AdbeRdr9.1.0-1_i486solaris_enu.bin 
    
    Extracting files, please wait. (This may take a while depending on the configuration of your machine)
    
    This installation requires 171 MB of free disk space.
    
    Enter installation directory for Adobe Reader 9.1.0 [/opt]  
    /opt
    
    Installing platform independent files ... Done
    Installing platform dependent files ... Done
    Setting up libraries ... Done
    Setting up desktop and menu icons ... Done
    Setting up the browser plugin ... Done
    
    bleonard@opensolaris:~$ 
    
  4. You'll then find a link for Reader on your desktop and in the Office menu:



    And Reader will be the default application for PDF documents.
Comments:

Great news!

I've filed an RFE to get this into Sun's 'extra' repository alongside Flash: http://defect.opensolaris.org/bz/show_bug.cgi?id=7668

Posted by Ché Kristo on March 24, 2009 at 08:53 PM GMT #

Wait, Adobe reader needs 171 mb?

Posted by Barry van Someren on March 25, 2009 at 05:50 AM GMT #

Yeah. It is about time!! I downloaded and installed it last night, however instead of using the .bin file, i used the .pkg file and pkgadd'd it. So far so good!
: )

Posted by Joseph Sniderman on March 25, 2009 at 11:55 AM GMT #

Barry, it appears so:

bleonard@opensolaris:/opt/Adobe/Reader9$ du -h
6.0K ./Resource/Font/PFM
2.1M ./Resource/Font
3.4M ./Resource/Linguistics/Providers/Proximity/11.00
3.4M ./Resource/Linguistics/Providers/Proximity
3.4M ./Resource/Linguistics/Providers
142K ./Resource/Linguistics/LanguageNames2
3.6M ./Resource/Linguistics
12K ./Resource/Icons/16x16
19K ./Resource/Icons/32x32
25K ./Resource/Icons/36x36
15K ./Resource/Icons/22x22
79K ./Resource/Icons/96x96
114K ./Resource/Icons/128x128
29K ./Resource/Icons/48x48
49K ./Resource/Icons/64x64
204K ./Resource/Icons/192x192
15K ./Resource/Icons/20x20
17K ./Resource/Icons/24x24
578K ./Resource/Icons
11K ./Resource/CMap
2.8M ./Resource/TypeSupport/Unicode/mappings/win
1.1M ./Resource/TypeSupport/Unicode/mappings/adobe
1.5M ./Resource/TypeSupport/Unicode/mappings/mac
5.3M ./Resource/TypeSupport/Unicode/mappings
1.1M ./Resource/TypeSupport/Unicode/icu
6.3M ./Resource/TypeSupport/Unicode
6.3M ./Resource/TypeSupport
15K ./Resource/Shell
8.0K ./Resource/Support
13M ./Resource
1.3M ./Reader/JavaScripts
81K ./Reader/Legal/en_US
82K ./Reader/Legal
79K ./Reader/intelsolaris/plug_ins3d/prc
11M ./Reader/intelsolaris/plug_ins3d
1.1M ./Reader/intelsolaris/plug_ins/AcroForm/PMP
1.1M ./Reader/intelsolaris/plug_ins/AcroForm
206K ./Reader/intelsolaris/plug_ins/Annotations/Stamps/ENU
318K ./Reader/intelsolaris/plug_ins/Annotations/Stamps
319K ./Reader/intelsolaris/plug_ins/Annotations
66M ./Reader/intelsolaris/plug_ins
3.0K ./Reader/intelsolaris/mozilla
48M ./Reader/intelsolaris/lib
2.8M ./Reader/intelsolaris/SPPlugins
35M ./Reader/intelsolaris/bin
161M ./Reader/intelsolaris
73K ./Reader/Tracker
260K ./Reader/Cert
46K ./Reader/GlobalPrefs
40K ./Reader/help/ENU
42K ./Reader/help
162K ./Reader/IDTemplates/ENU
164K ./Reader/IDTemplates
164M ./Reader
27K ./bin
388K ./Browser/intelsolaris
5.5K ./Browser/HowTo/ENU
7.0K ./Browser/HowTo
412K ./Browser
177M .

Posted by Brian Leonard on March 26, 2009 at 03:05 PM GMT #

What the commercial crap is that???

177MB? It must be full of spyware and other "useful" things......

Foxit Reader on Windows takes about 7MB and has functions which are missing in Adobe Reader.

What sort of noobs can develop this crap?

Posted by x on April 11, 2009 at 03:25 AM GMT #

@x

I'm guessing the 177 megabytes of space is probably taken up by adding lots of fonts plus support for a few hundred or so foreign languages (i.e. things that might not be in Foxit Reader).

Posted by system5 on August 04, 2009 at 09:54 PM GMT #

thank you Brain, I'm new at this.

Posted by don on April 22, 2010 at 10:53 AM GMT #

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