[users] Acrobat Reader 7.0.8

Paul Smith phhs80 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 14 23:28:58 CEST 2006


On 6/14/06, Dag Wieers <dag at wieers.com> wrote:
> > > > This is just to call your attention to the fact that a new version of
> > > > Acrobat Reader has been released:
> > > >
> > > > ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/7x/7.0.8/enu/
> > >
> > > There is a new nosrc package available since it was released. Given the
> > > sheer volume (compressed 44MB) of the Acrobat Reader 7.0 series I've
> > > stopped producing new 'binary' packages for each distribution.
> > >
> > > I don't understand why a PDF viewer should be *that* big. So I now
> > > distribute a 6kb nosrc RPM package that you can rebuild yourself.
> >
> > Thanks, Dag. Where from could one get your nosrc RPM? (I have already
> > searched for it at Dries site, but with no success.) And how should
> > one proceed in order to rebuild it?
>
> Something like this should work:
>
>         Download the tarball and put it in:
>                 cd /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES/
>                 lftpget ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/7x/7.0.8/enu/AdobeReader_enu-7.0.8-1.i386.tar.gz
>
>         Then do:
>                 rpmbuild --rebuild http://dag.wieers.com/packages/acroread/acroread-7.0.8-1.rf.nosrc.rpm
>
> In fact if you just do the rpmbuild --rebuild command it will
> automatically tell you what files you require.
>
> I'd like to have a more automated process for RPMforge. Either a seperate
> tool that is smart enough to download all the requirements and do a
> rebuild, or by simply providing a name (and/or subversion revision) it
> downloads the correct SPEC file and downlaods everything required to
> succeed building.

Thanks again, Dag. I have succeeded with creating a rpm of acroread.
Maybe the tips that you gave should be indicated also on dries
repository site.

Paul



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