Misleading info on plugins directory for Acrobat reader

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17 years ago
6 years ago

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(Reporter: bsharer, Assigned: endico)

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17 years ago
See related bug 151077. Perhaps you can kill several birds with one stone by
mentioning on this master page that the plugins directory is ~/.mozilla/plugins
and not /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

The summary for Acrobat mentions to:

"2. Copy nppdf.so to your Mozilla plugins directory."

First off, this file should be softlinked as is mentioned for the .so file in
the java plugin instructions and not copied.... shame shame shame.  Must be an
ex-windows user ;-)

Once again, if the softlink is made in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins, no worky.  Must
be put into your local ~/.mozilla/plugins folder if it is to take effect.

Finally two more minor nits:  The link to download the acrobat reader is for
5.05 whilst the text reads for a V4 install: "With a default installation of
Acrobat Reader, this file is in /usr/local/Acrobat4/Browsers/intellinux/".  Also
you might want to helpfully note that users who download and attempt to install
this player will need to have "good ole" ed installed in their packages.  Ed
isn't installed anymore by default in most (all?) popular redhat distro's and is
billed as an obsolete thing that "you really don't need" instead.  This bit me
in the ass once before when I was working at the CM company formerly known as
http://www.continuus.com ;-)

Comment 1

16 years ago
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Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Comment 2

16 years ago
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Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: mozilla.org → Websites
Component: www.mozilla.org → General
Product: Websites → www.mozilla.org
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