The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva 2007 Spring Free (Mandriva 2007.1) - Page 08
14 Adobe Reader
To download Adobe Reader, go to http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2_allversions.html and select the following:
Operating system: Unix/Linux
Then click on Continue:
Then click on the Download Adobe Reader button and install the package exactly as shown for the TrueType fonts in chapter 11:
Afterwards, you will find Adobe Reader in Applications > Office (I ended up with two Adobe Reader icons, I'm not sure why, but it doesn't hurt, so I don't change it):
When you click on one of them, most probably Adobe Reader won't start. Also, when you open a terminal and run
you will most likely get a loop of
expr: syntax error
This can be fixed with a small modification in the file /usr/local/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/bin/acroread. To edit it, we must have root privileges, so open a terminal and become root:
A text editor will start with the contents of /usr/local/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/bin/acroread. Find the get_gtk_file_ver() function in that file and replace
echo $mfile| sed 's/libgtk-x11-\([0-9]*\).0.so.0.\([0-9]\)00.\([0-9]*\)\|\(.*\)/\1\2\3/g'
echo $mfile| sed 's/libgtk-x11-\([0-9]*\).0.so.0.\([0-9]*\)00.\([0-9]*\)\|\(.*\)/\1\2\3/g'
(or comment out the first line and add the second one). After your modification, the get_gtk_file_ver() function should look like this:
Save the file and close the text editor. Afterwards Adobe Reader should start without problems:
To download Skype, go to http://www.skype.com/download/skype/linux/, choose RPM for Mandriva 10.1 and newer, and install it exactly as shown for the TrueType fonts in chapter 11:
16 Google Picasa
Open Firefox, download the file http://dl.google.com/linux/rpm/stable/i386/picasa-2.2.2820-5.i386.rpm, and install it exactly as shown for the TrueType fonts in chapter 11.
17 Inventory (III)
Browse the Applications menu again and check what you've got installed so far.
Your list should look like this now:
Sound & Video:
So everything is installed except for VMware Server...