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Re: "Install" command

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: "Install" command
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 10:47:06 -0600
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Des Cavin wrote:
> I am trying to install Adobe Rdr on SuSE 8.2 but it keeps advising 'too 
> few arguments' when I look up the 'help' it is not explicit as to what 
> is an argument and what is an option. Can you please help, btw I am 
> trying to instal to '/root/Adobe/.

You are asking the GNU coreutils bug mailing list for help with
installing Adobe acroread.  Surely you know that we are a group
devoted to free software and Adobe acroread is very non-free software?
(See this reference[1].)  The equivalent of driving a Chevrolet car to
a Ford plant and asking for help!  And besides the coreutils is
completely different and unrelated to the Adobe software.  As if we
made cars and you brought us your boat!

I recommend looking into the 'xpdf' program.  It is much faster than
acroread and runs on a larger variety of architectures.  Xpdf is free
software released under the GPL.


As to your original question, if you still want to install acroread
then following the directions that came with the original Adobe files
should install it okay.  If you have trouble beyond that then you
would need to debug the problem.  This reference[2] should help.

SuSE maintains their own packaging of acroread.  Installing the SuSE
package would be the easiest solution for you and most likely to work
with your SuSE installation.  I recommend you search the SuSE site and
install their package since you are running a SuSE system.


[1]  http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html
[2]  http://catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

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