Adobe Reader 9.1 for Solaris and OpenSolaris x86.

Get in now

http://www.adobe.com/go/getreader

to install run as root on Solaris or do pfexec on OpenSolaris:

    $ chmod +x AdbeRdr9.1.0-1_i486solaris_enu.bin 
    $ pfexec ./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 

And you will get it on the system as well as Firefox plugin.

Comments:

Thank you for this article! easy going! I love solaris! Which performance/process monitors do you use in the menu bar?

Posted by Philipp Speck on July 19, 2009 at 07:38 PM PDT #

Thanks, Philipp.
This is System Monitor applet. By default it shows just a couple graphs. But you can ask it to give more.

Posted by Roman Ivanov on July 20, 2009 at 02:41 PM PDT #

It's great to use Adobe Reader on OpenSolaris. Because Evince is not such a good one. Actually it can not open the file if there is more than 1000 pages. Anyway Spasibo Brat! ;)

Posted by Yigit Ozdamar on July 30, 2009 at 04:14 PM PDT #

Thanks for the blog. Couple of months back I installed Solaris 10 on my laptop and also install Adobe reader (download in .pkg.bz2 format) which worked fine. But due to driver problem for my Ethernet card, I uninstall Solaris 10 & install OpenSolaris 2009.06
Now my question is Can I install the same download of adobe reader in Opensolaris? If yes, is there any difference in the process than what I opted for Solaris 10?

Posted by Parag Chatterjee on November 23, 2009 at 05:46 PM PST #

Hi Parag,
I never tried to install Adobe Reader on Solaris 10.
But packages on the download page are not differentiated by Solaris version.
So I think that installation process of Adobe Reader should be the same on OpenSolaris and Solaris 10.
pkg format is still supported by OpenSolaris.

Posted by Roman Ivanov on November 23, 2009 at 06:05 PM PST #

Thanks a lot for the help. Actually I opt for Adobe reader on Opensolaris because I could not open my OpenSolaris bible ebook (pdf format) using Evince although some other pdf ebooks are opened by it without any hitch.
Anyway, thanks once again.

Posted by Parag Chatterjee on November 23, 2009 at 07:12 PM PST #

Hi,
I just want to say thank you once again because I am able to successfully install Adobe Reader in OpenSolaris using .pkg.bz2 file as I earlier did in Solaris 10.

Posted by Parag Chatterjee on November 25, 2009 at 05:11 PM PST #

Great thank for your post... but where to find Sparc version of Adobe Reader for Solaris 11??? Search but not find it.

BR

Posted by Dtrace_225 on November 19, 2013 at 04:54 AM PST #

Hi,

I am not aware of SPARC version of Adobe Reader, but you can install evince which is part of Solaris 11

# pkg info -r evince
Name: desktop/pdf-viewer/evince
Summary: GNOME PDF document viewer
Category: Applications/Office

Posted by Roman on November 20, 2013 at 01:51 AM PST #

The last version for Sparc is the release 8.1.x

Posted by Pascal Kreyer on November 20, 2013 at 03:30 AM PST #

Acrobat Reader for Sparc are retired from Adobe ftp and web sites.

Posted by Pascal Kreyer on November 20, 2013 at 03:37 AM PST #

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