misc/129824: print/acroread8 - help viewer does not work

Bengt Ahlgren bengta at sics.se
Sun Dec 21 10:10:01 PST 2008

>Number:         129824
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       print/acroread8 - help viewer does not work
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Dec 21 18:10:01 UTC 2008
>Originator:     Bengt Ahlgren
>Release:        7.1-RC1
FreeBSD zeus.bga.sics.se 7.1-RC1 FreeBSD 7.1-RC1 #3: Sat Dec 20 22:13:07 CET 2008     bga at zeus.bga.sics.se:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/ZEUS71  amd64
The help viewer in print/acroread8 does not work properly. The initial
view comes up after selecting "Help->Adobe Reader 8 Help..." and it
is possible to navigate using the "+" and "-" in the contents in the
left pane. But it does not display any of the help contents in the right

A workaround is to replace the adobe help viewer launch script:


with a script that instead launches a browser.

(But see http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=ports/129553 for
how to work around a problem launching non-linux programs from acroread8)


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