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TUTORIAL: Acrobat Reader

by Thomas Chung on Jan 6, 2004 (Updated 2005-03-16)

UPDATE 2005-03-16
Here is how you can build a custom Adobe Reader 7.0 RPM specifically for Fedora Core 3 with Firefox plugin.

UPDATE 2005-01-12
If you are getting "error while loading shared libraries:" on FC3,
please refer to

UPDATE 2004-12-18
Acrobat Reader 5.0.10 has been released.
Here is a Adobe Support Document to address potential security vulnerability.
Here is updated spec files for building acroread 5.0.10 RPM package.

UPDATE 2004-07-04
HOWTO build Acrobat Reader 5.0.9 RPM package for Fedora Core

In this tutorial you will learn how to build Acrobat Reader 5.0.8 RPM package for Fedora Core 1.
Please read Adobe Reader End user license agreement before downloading the software from Adobe Website.

Download linux-508.tar.gz from following URL: 
(Search for "linux" in the page to locate faster)

Download two patch files: acroread.patch1, acroread.patch2

Download two menu files: acroread.desktop, acroread.png

Download a spec file: acroread.spec