Need help for acroread8

Manish Jain invalid.pointer at
Fri Mar 20 13:02:44 PDT 2009

Hello Boris,

I followed your leads and I am now left with the following :

	>> Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "gnomebreakpad": cannot open shared object file: No such file or 
	>> (acroread:41717): Pango-WARNING **: No builtin or 	
dynamically loaded modules
	>> were found. Pango will not work correctly. This probably means
	>> there was an error in the creation of:
	>>   '/etc/pango/pango.modules'
	>> You may be able to recreate this file by running pango-querymodules.
	>> (acroread:41717): 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)
	>> aborting...
	>> [1]+  Exit 1                  acroread

'locate libgnomebreakpad' gives :

So, these would be the FreeBSD versions of the library and not the 
linux ones, which would be the ones acroread would be looking for.
However this does not seem to a fatal error. linux-ymessenger also 
reports the same error but loads and runs successfully.

Effectively, I am left with the pango error, which is fatal indeed 
and I have no idea how to get around. I would give up on acroread 
and try something else but for 2 reasons :

1) acroread is more sophisticated than anything else available
2) this has partly become an ego issue at my end.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance
Manish Jain
invalid.pointer at

Boris Samorodov wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Mar 2009 06:33:23 +0530 Manish Jain wrote:
>> Anyway, if anyone has any clue how to get me out of this acroread
>> mess, I would be really grateful.
> Those URLs may be a good start for you:

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