Clicking URLs with acroread8

Hiroki Sato hrs at
Mon Dec 12 06:27:16 UTC 2011

Doug Barton <dougb at> wrote
  in <4EE2A456.602 at>:

do> I receive PDF documents with URLs that I need to click, and so I would
do> like to get that working in acroread8. I symlink'ed firefox into
do> /compat/linux/usr/local/bin, and set the preferences in acroread
do> accordingly. That got me from a "firefox not found" error to this,
do> printed out in the terminal:
do> cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
do> Failed to load module: /usr/lib/gio/modules/
do> Since I have that lib installed as a result of the linux-base port, I
do> assume that what is missing is something that it depends on.
do> Any help resolving this is welcome.

 Does the following command line do the trick on your environment?

  % acroread8 -setenv LD_LIBRARY_PATH=

 The LD_LIBRARY_PATH set by the acroread script often prevents a
 utility invoked in Acrobat Reader from working.

-- Hiroki
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