Adobe Reader

Adobe Reader 7 for Windows NT4 SP6 and later

Application Details:

Version: 7.x
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.0

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What works

In this instance, it does not work.

What does not

With version 7.0.9, Adobe has included an optimizer called FEAD into the installer of Acro Reader. This module first scans the entire Windows PC for available services, and has little or no chance of working under WINE. When I first tried to run it, it finished with a core dump, but without installing Acro Reader 7.


Next, I tried using the library override for 'msvcrt.dll' , since "msvrt.dll" is just a common misspelling. But then the FEAD optimizer must have tried to scan the Linux computer through the native dll, and the whole computer locked up.


Adobe has refused to give any instructions on how to bypass FEAD.



What was not tested

There was no working application installed, to be tested.

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Additional Comments

Since Acro Read 5.0.5 seems to install and run fine, I recommend that people download that one giving the Adobe Web site Winodws 98 as their platform. After all, there might be some chance that an app uses PDF files for Help, which should then also open under WINE.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowLinux Mint 19.3 "Tricia"Mar 21 20205.0Yes Yes NoSilverHamish McIntyre-Bhatty 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 29 20101.3.8Yes No GarbageKen Sharp 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 15 20091.1.27Yes Yes SilverKen Sharp 
CurrentKANOTIX 2006Aug 02 20070.9.40.No Not installable GarbageDirk Mittler 
ShowKANOTIX 2006Jul 31 20070.9.40.No Not installable GarbageDirk Mittler 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3548 .lnk file is created on the desktop together with the program icon... NEW View
5551 printing in Adobe Acrobat (Reader) outputs postscript source NEW View
11848 Provide a Clipboard Viewer replacement (clipbrd.exe) used by Adobe Acrobat Pro 6 & 7 / Acrobat Reader 3 - 7 NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

AdbeRdr70_enu.exe is known to have an installer bug, avoid it if you can.


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