How to install Adobe Acrobat Reader on Ubuntu
A procedure to download and installing Adobe Acrobat Reader on Ubuntu 20.04 (LTS) is demonstrated below:
Step 1: Updating Previously Installed Packages
First you have to make sure that all the system packages installed on your Ubuntu are up to date to their latest version. To update the packages list use:
Step 2: Getting i386 Architecture
Adobe Acrobat Reader requires some i386 packages that do not exist in the current versions of Ubuntu. Therefore, you need to enable 32-bit architecture on Ubuntu and for activation of 32-bit architecture run the below-mentioned command:
It can be seen in the above image that the 32 bit architecture has been enabled.
Step 3: Installing Software Dependencies
To run Adobe Acrobat Reader, you need a few extra packages. To install essential dependencies run the below mentioned command in your Ubuntu terminal:
After executing the above-mentioned command the dependencies required for Adobe Acrobat will be available.
Step 4: Getting latest Adobe Acrobat Reader binary package
Now you need to install the latest Debian binary package from the link for Adobe Acrobat Reader. For its install run the below mentioned command in your terminal:
The above command will download a package in the home folder, which will be installed in the next step.
Step 5: Installing Adobe Acrobat Reader
Now finally after successful downloading of Adobe Acrobat Reader, you need to install the reader to easily tackle your pdfs. Now execute the below-mentioned command:
Step 6: Confirming your Installation
You can confirm your installation by typing adobe in the search bar of Activities overview:
Adobe Acrobat Reader is free and also has a Premium Edition commonly used for reading, editing, and signing pdf. In this write up we discussed the installation of Adobe Acrobat Reader on Ubuntu (Linux OS) step wise. This pdf reader needs i368 architecture to install and run properly on newer Ubuntu versions.