Subject: Re: pdf readers
To: Christofer C. Bell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 02/09/2000 18:58:33
On Wed, 9 Feb 2000, Christofer C. Bell wrote:
> George Sollish wrote:
> > Adobe acrobat appears to check for supported platforms (NetBSD 1.4.1 isn't
> > on their list) before opening, so I can't trick it into opening in
> > emulation. Any alternatives or work arounds?
> There is a workaround to get Adobe Acrobat Reader to work on
> NetBSD/i386. If you look at the acroread file, you'll note that it's a
> shell script. What I do on my NetBSD/i386 system is edit the script
> that so it thinks it's running on a Linux system. Here is a patch you
> can apply to the acroread script to make it work:
and a similar patch is part of the acroread package which I recommend.
That way you don't have to mess with patching stuff by hand. Plus other
arch's besides i386 are supported (I don't think I ever heard what sort of
machine is in question here).