Acrobat grrr (was: Re: DEC RM05 mountings)

From: Jules Richardson <>
Date: Wed Oct 6 09:49:49 2004

On Wed, 2004-10-06 at 09:07 -0400, Paul Koning wrote:
> Get Adobe's Acrobat Reader for Linux.

Word of warning - the current version (5.0.9) installer is somewhat
broken. When run, it chmods /tmp to 755, changes ownership to an id in
the ten thousand range, and changes group to users. Consequently other
things on the machine get upset rather quickly when they can't write
to /tmp.

So that's nice of it.

I only noticed after I'd tried to get the reader to work post-install;
at first I thought it was the reader doing it, but turns out it's their
installation script. How that one slipped through their testing I'm not

> That one does the job right.

Yes, it runs very quick. Shame it demolishes the rest of the system at
the install stage though :-)


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