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RABIS50
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PDF Viewer available for Debian "squeeze"?

Tue May 15, 2012 7:33 am

Hi,
my son learns programming with Scratch and the manuals are PDF documents. Is there a way to view this documents with the Debian "squeeze" distribution?

Thanks for our help!
Rabis50

mdewey
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Re: PDF Viewer available for Debian "squeeze"?

Tue May 15, 2012 8:20 am

Try going

xpdf yourfilename.pdf

and see what happens

Michael

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Re: PDF Viewer available for Debian "squeeze"?

Tue May 15, 2012 10:59 am

I think it comes with evince too.

So might also be worth trying
evince yourfilename.pdf

(making sure the working directory is where the file is).

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dhardingham
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Re: PDF Viewer available for Debian "squeeze"?

Tue May 15, 2012 8:37 pm

For anyone that finds Debian a little difficult, the command to install the PDF reader is:

sudo apt-get install xpdf

This is well worth installing.
David Hardingham

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RABIS50
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Re: PDF Viewer available for Debian "squeeze"?

Wed May 16, 2012 10:39 am

Thanks David,

yes, xpdf and evince are not installed.
I will be try it tomorrow.

RABIS50

ropesh305
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Re: PDF Viewer available for Debian "squeeze"?

Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:19 am

hi..i am not able to install neither xpdf or evince.While installing it tries to connect to internet for fetching some missing packages. Is it compulsory to connect to internet first? I have no net net access thats the problem.Is there any ways to do it? plz help. :?

Stephen||Carter
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Re: PDF Viewer available for Debian "squeeze"?

Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:47 am

At present the xpdf reader does not install.

sudo apt-get install xpdf

works but during the install process a 404 error is encountered when attempting to find the package at http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/... etc etc.

Don't even know who to contact about getting this back up and running.

Might be an issue with the Australian mirror only.

Stephen||Carter
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Re: PDF Viewer available for Debian "squeeze"?

Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:06 am

had to run
sudo apt-get update
first to update the local package index with the latest changes made in repositories.

Live and learn.

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