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Installing Adobe Reader

Post by vdeane » Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:13 pm

So I need to have Adobe Reader to do my state income taxes, since NY has, in its infinite wisdom, deleted its online webfile system in favor of fillable PDF forms that only work in Reader. So far I've been using an old Windows 7 laptop to do them, but I was planning to get rid of the laptop when Windows 7 hits end of life next year. To that end, I've been trying to install Reader in Wine (both from the DC installer on Adobe's website and the 11.x installer from AppDB), but I can't figure out how. I keep getting the error "setup was interrupted before it could be completed" and can't find any information online on how to get around this. Help?

I have the latest wine-development on Linux Mint 19.

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Re: Installing Adobe Reader

Post by vdeane » Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:27 pm

Update: I found the trick about copying the installation files before clinking "finish" when getting the error. I can open the program, but many buttons and dialog boxes lack text for some reason, and I keep getting the following error (which doesn't crash Wine or Reader but does annoyingly pop up every couple seconds; I also can't use the "print" button on the tax form, which throws a JavaScript error that I can't read instead of putting in the bar codes):

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ELF	f6716000-f67bb000	Deferred        winex11<elf>
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Threads:
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	00000023    0
	00000020    0
	0000001b    0
	00000013    0
	00000010    0
	0000000f    0
00000011 winedevice.exe
	00000018    0
	00000017    0
	00000016    0
	00000012    0
00000019 plugplay.exe
	0000001d    0
	0000001c    0
	0000001a    0
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	00000026    0
	00000022    0
	00000021    0
	0000001f    0
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	0000002a    0
	00000029    0
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0000003a (D) C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat Reader DC\Reader\AcroCEF\RdrCEF.exe
	0000003b    0 <==
System information:
    Wine build: wine-4.7
    Platform: i386 (WOW64)
    Version: Windows 7
    Host system: Linux
    Host version: 4.15.0-48-generic

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Re: Installing Adobe Reader

Post by qwertymnb » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:09 am

Hi, I gave this a try too. This is useful reading i guess: https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager. ... &iId=35109

The installer seems to finish fine for me after ``winetricks mspatcha``

I can also see the fonts/text missing in parts of the program. looks like some font is missing. I copied win7 fonts over to ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/fonts. Now text is visible, the application seems to run fine at first glance. I tested version 2019.010.20099

If you get it running, it would be nice to add testresults with exact steps how you got it running to appdb. Thanks

Regards

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Re: Installing Adobe Reader

Post by vdeane » Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:43 am

Thanks! Turns out the installer never needed to finish because the files were all copied to the right place. I simply made a backup of the program folder before clicking "finish" and the renamed the backup. This does leave us without menu entries, but making one manually wasn't too hard.

Downloading/copying over the fonts not only allowed me to see text in buttons/dialog boxes, but also to find out why it wasn't printing - apparently Wine applications don't recognize the Linux built-in "print to file" functionality, and without a physical printer around, it was refusing to do anything.

I have been considering buying a printer so that I'm not dependent on work/Staples the few times I actually need to print/copy/scan something, but the reason I don't have a printer at home in the first place was because constantly replacing ink cartridges for the HP all in one I had in college was becoming unaffordable. There were times entire cartridges would be used up without even a single print job because of "maintenance".

Small other issue - for some reason opening documents from the "recent documents" list causes Wine to lock up. I just disabled it - File -> Open works just fine, and trying to make it work is more effort than it's worth.

Now if only I could figure out why gdiplus to native only causes Wine to crash (but that's for my PowerPoint Viewer thread).

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Re: Installing Adobe Reader

Post by qwertymnb » Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:35 am

Now if only I could figure out why gdiplus to native only causes Wine to crash (but that's for my PowerPoint Viewer thread).
Is this happening with a specific powerpoint you try to open? If so, could you put that powerpoint up somewhere so we could test? Thanks

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Re: Installing Adobe Reader

Post by vdeane » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:24 pm

qwertymnb wrote:
Now if only I could figure out why gdiplus to native only causes Wine to crash (but that's for my PowerPoint Viewer thread).
Is this happening with a specific powerpoint you try to open? If so, could you put that powerpoint up somewhere so we could test? Thanks

Regards
With respect to the crashing issue that led me to try setting it to native, it's on a couple, one only on a couple slides, the other pervasively. Both are on the larger side and feature a fair amount of embedded audio (the latter of which is 384 slides long) and hyperlinks to other slides.

With respect to setting gdiplus to native causing crashing, it doesn't even get that far - any program that attempts to open with it set to native will silently crash immediately upon launch - even winecfg.

As for sharing the PowerPoint(s) in question, they're actually sold as resources for learning Québec French, so I'm afraid I'm not free to give them out.

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