Problems with Acroread7 port

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Thu Oct 6 05:58:37 PDT 2005

Vladimir Tsvetkov <npacemo at> writes:

> Now acroread7 runs, but during start it prints in an error-message
> dialog the following message:
> There was an error while loading the plug-in 'PPKLite.api.'
> The plug-in failed to initialize.
> Oddly, this message is shown only when I start Acroread7 under root.
> Another problem is the behaviour of Firefox + Acroread Plug-in. When I
> try to access ot to load from the disk *.PDF documents, Firefox
> freezes when the initialization window of Acroread7 stops on:
> Loading EWH.api...
> Than the firefox window is not responding.
> What causes this problem?

It's probably an environment setting; my guess would be PATH.

But my advice would be not to run X as root anyway.

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