AdobeReader install

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by prunus, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. prunus

    prunus New Member

    I feel quite stupid over this. I've downloaded AdobeReader to my desktop ok but when I try to use Konsole to install it, I get nowhere.

    The terminal instructions in 'Perfect Desktop for PCLinuxOS' are:

    cd /home/myusername/Desktop/
    rpm -ivh AdobeReader_enu-7.0.9-1.i386.rpm

    The first line goes okay and returns me to the prompt on pressing Enter. When I type the next line I get " error: open of AdobeReader_enu-7.0.9-1.i386.rpm failed: no such file or directory"

    Some help here would be gratefully recieved.

    I'm thrilled by the way to find this site with its great tutorials. I feel, now, that I might be able to start actually being comfortable around Linux.
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Can you post the output of
    cd /home/myusername/Desktop/
    ls -la
  3. prunus

    prunus New Member

    [[email protected] ~]$ cd /home/jennifer/Desktop
    [[email protected] Desktop]$ ls -la
    total 48440
    drwxr-xr-x 2 jennifer jennifer 4096 Sep 29 06:57 ./
    drwxr-xr-x 33 jennifer jennifer 4096 Sep 30 17:21 ../
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 jennifer jennifer 49489890 Sep 29 06:44 AdobeReader_enu-8.1.2_SU1-1.i486.rpm
    -rw-r--r-- 1 jennifer jennifer 69 Sep 12 20:08 .directory
    -rw-r--r-- 1 jennifer jennifer 4624 Sep 12 20:08 Home.desktop
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 jennifer jennifer 4219 May 4 2007 konsole.desktop
    -rw-r--r-- 1 jennifer jennifer 422 Sep 12 20:08 My Computer.desktop
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 jennifer jennifer 304 Apr 29 2007 pclinuxos-mozilla-thunderbird.desktop
    -rw-r--r-- 1 jennifer jennifer 154 Sep 12 20:18 trash.desktop
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 jennifer jennifer 12368 May 5 2007 writer2.2.desktop
    [[email protected] Desktop]$
  4. prunus

    prunus New Member


    That's the stuff above. I didn't know how to copy from the terminal to the reply panel until I played about and found Klipper. Once I'd copied it across, I then found that I couldn't type anymore so I had to send it bare.

    Once I'd done that I realised that I had to close the terminal! All good fun, ain't it?

    Thanks for your reply.
  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Ok, the correct command is
    rpm -ivh AdobeReader_enu-8.1.2_SU1-1.i486.rpm
  6. prunus

    prunus New Member

    Falko, that's worked like a charm. I'm tempted to ask how you figured it out but I won't because I'm damn sure that I wouldn't understand the answer. And it's nearly one in the morning here.

    So goodnight and thank you very much indeed.
  7. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    It was simply a changed file name. :)

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