install acroread on Debian Lenny


I need to install acroread on my Linode

that has Debian Lenny

How can I do that?

What sources I've to add to apt?

Thank in advance!


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See Xan's reply for repo

Is there a particular reason you need Adobe's reader? There are lots of PDF readers in the Ubuntu repositories, and even among commercial readers there are much better options (like Foxit).

The acroread package and associated packages are available in the (quite unofficial) Debian Multimedia repositories:

deb squeeze main non-free


I need to convert pdf to eps from commandline

(I do not have to open the pdf)

I've already tried pdftops, pdf2ps, convert, ghostscript, inkscape etc.

but I do not found better quality than acroread.

Do you have a suggestion for me?

Do you think that other pdf viewer / software could make the conversion?


I've added to the apt source list from here

the source for lenny

deb lenny main

but when I try to run apt-get install acroread ti returns this lines:

:~# apt-get install acroread
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package acroread is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
However the following packages replace it:
E: Package acroread has no installation candidate

after that I've run apt-get install acroread-debian-files but it returns this lines:

:~# apt-get install acroread-debian-files
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  acroread-debian-files: Depends: acroread (>= 9.4) but it is not installable
                         Recommends: acroread-l10n-en but it is not installable or
                                     acroread-l10n but it is not installable
                         Recommends: acroread-dictionary-en but it is not installable or
                                     acroread-dictionary but it is not installable
E: Broken packages

Do you have any suggestions?

Huh… Looks like it ain't there, doesn't it? And it's not in their squeeze repository either. I'm not sure what's going on. I have it installed right now (I hate to use it for anything, but I haven't found anything better for filling out income tax forms), and it must have come from there… Maybe it's a temporary issue.

Well I'm not sure what the deal is with the repository, but I found this page: … roread.php">

On which there's a link to a .deb: … _amd64.deb">

You can also get it from Adobe- … ux_enu.bin">

That's where I get it for me Desktop Lenny install.


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