Need help for acroread8
ricardo.meb.jesus at gmail.com
Tue Mar 17 10:28:49 PDT 2009
Manish Jain wrote:
> Hi all,
> After browsing mailing lists for hours, I was finally able to install
> acroread8 on my FreeBSD 7.1R system. But it STILL does not start.
> Attached below is the output (repeated messages removed) :
>> Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "gnomebreakpad":
> > libgnomebreakpad.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or
>> (acroread:9218): GdkPixbuf-WARNING **: Cannot open pixbuf loader
>> module file '/etc/gtk-2.0/gdk-pixbuf.loaders':
> > No such file or directory
>> (acroread:9218): GdkPixbuf-WARNING **: Error loading XPM image loader:
>> Image type 'xpm' is not supported
>> (acroread:9218): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_ref: assertion
>> `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
>> (acroread:9218): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_window_set_icon_list: assertion
>> `GDK_IS_PIXBUF (pixbuf)' failed
>> (acroread:9218): GdkPixbuf-CRITICAL **: gdk_pixbuf_get_width:
>> assertion `pixbuf != NULL' failed
>> (acroread:9218): Pango-WARNING **: No builtin or dynamically loaded
>> were found. Pango will not work correctly. This probably means
>> there was an error in the creation of:
>> You may be able to recreate this file by running pango-querymodules.
>> (acroread:9218): Pango-CRITICAL **: _pango_engine_shape_shape:
>> assertion `PANGO_IS_FONT (font)' failed
>> Pango-ERROR **: file shape.c: line 75 (pango_shape): assertion failed:
>> (glyphs->num_glyphs > 0)
>> + Exit 1 acroread
> My loader.conf has linux_load=YES, rc.conf has linux_enable=YES,
> linprocfs_enable=YES and fstab has an entry for linproc. I downloaded
> the latest ports tarball yesterday, did a 'portupgrade -rf
> emulators/linux_base-fc4', and [re]installed a number of ports (pango,
> linux-pango, cairo, linux-cairo, gdk-pixbuf, linux-gdk-pixbuf, pixman
> and may be a couple more). Then I installed acroread8. But it still
> does not start, as you can from the message above.
> Actually, there is at least one bug in the port as the message reveals.
> At runtime, acroread8 tries to look for /etc/pango/pango.modules, which
> - because of the port's linux heritage - translates to
> /compat/linux/etc/pango/pango.modules. This path is incorrect, at least
> with linux_base-fc4 - with which the correct path turns out to be
> /compat/linux/etc/pango/i686-redhat-linux-gnu/pango.modules in my case.
> The user has to fix it with a symlink himself.
> I am beginning to wonder why can't FreeBSD simply put on the
> distribution media binary packages for programs that almost everyone
> uses these days (thunderbird, acroread) and which take an immense amount
> of time/effort to build. The FreeBSD DVD is more than half empty and I
> am sure nobody would mind spending a couple of hours extra at
> download-time what possibly might save a couple of weeks and a whole lot
> of headaches at install-time.
> Anyway, if anyone has any clue how to get me out of this acroread mess,
> I would be really grateful.
> Thanks in advance
> Manish Jain
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I like epdfview, xpdf and kpdf (under KDE). Under Gnome epdfview and
evince are very good alternative.
Personally I've never used Acrobat Reader in any Unix-like system, but
some people do have specific needs. If that's you case please raise a
PR, otherwise just give a chance to other applications.
If want to save building time stick with packages (smaller download and
no compiling) but don't mix ports and packages if possible.
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