# Arcobat problem on Solaris

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#### dd2001

##### Full Member level 4
HI,

My Arcobat reader can't automatic start when I double click .pdf file in my Solaris, who knows how to fix it?

#### dd2001

##### Full Member level 4
well

No, not add the path to my cshrc.

However, I even don;t know where Acrobat was installed to? it was default install procedure. Does anybody know what is standard directory for acrobat reader in Solaris?

#### joe2moon

##### Full Member level 5
Path...

Maybe /usr/bin, /usr/local/bin ...

ps:
Since the install location does not set in path,
so it can not be shown by typing

#### Amuro

##### Full Member level 4
If you haven't found it in the basic path, try "/usr/dt/bin". Since netscape is also there.

#### dd2001

##### Full Member level 4
No

I tried all above paths and don't find arcobat there.
Where does arcobat hide in my Solaris?

>which arcobat
show no arcobat found in all my path of cshrc.

#### sulifen

##### Member level 2
Try to find in /opt
Or you can type:

to find it out.

#### dd2001

##### Full Member level 4
found it.

Ok,all arcobat files are located /opt

I added "setenv ARCOBAT5 /opt/bin" in my .cshrc file.

When reboot, It doesn't function. the PDF file is not linked to arcobat reader!

Where is wrong?

Thanks.

#### sulifen

##### Member level 2

set path=($path$ARCOBAT5)

And don't need to reboot, just type :

source ~/.cshrc

then type :

to make sure that can be find in search path.

#### dd2001

##### Full Member level 4
I did, but...

Well, I did it.

Still not function. Under /opt/Arcobat, there are several sub-directories, they are ./bin ./desktop ./Reader, I tried set path to all of them, one by one testing, none of them works. How a wanderfull OS.

ANY idea,

Thank u.

#### sulifen

##### Member level 2
So, maybe this works:

setenv ARCOBAT5 /opt/Arcobat
set path=($path$ARCOBAT5/bin)

Then:
source ~/.cshrc

Or:

Then run acroread at last once:

Close the acrobat.
Now try to open a .pdf file by double click it.

#### tlihu

##### Full Member level 6
Can we open a file this way (e.g. by clicking on the .pdf only) under UNIX like Windows?

#### dd2001

##### Full Member level 4
got littile progress

sulifen said:
So, maybe this works:

setenv ARCOBAT5 /opt/Arcobat
set path=($path$ARCOBAT5/bin)

Then:
source ~/.cshrc

Or:

Then run acroread at last once:

Close the acrobat.
Now try to open a .pdf file by double click it.

Well, after using alias command, arcoread can run under terminal mode, however, when I double click pdf file, still not automatically open.

em,

thanks

#### Amuro

##### Full Member level 4
Alias command can't bring the OS to know where Acrobat's program is. Basic test is, if the OS know Acrobat Reader when typing the command

$which acroread then it must return the path name e.g. /opt/Acrobat5/bin/acroread. If not, you have to add that path in your .cshrc file. **** In .cshrc file set path=(/opt/Acrobat5/bin$path)

This must work!

Second way is using symbolic link to make a link from original program to the "path" that system already known e.g.

This must work also!!

This problem will not occur if you follow the instruction in "README" file correctly.

#### dd2001

##### Full Member level 4
I did, but not function

Amuro said:
Alias command can't bring the OS to know where Acrobat's program is. Basic test is, if the OS know Acrobat Reader when typing the command

$which acroread then it must return the path name e.g. /opt/Acrobat5/bin/acroread. If not, you have to add that path in your .cshrc file. **** In .cshrc file set path=(/opt/Acrobat5/bin$path)

This must work!

Second way is using symbolic link to make a link from original program to the "path" that system already known e.g.

This must work also!!

This problem will not occur if you follow the instruction in "README" file correctly.

Hi, thanks.

I did exactly like you said, however, when run "which arcobat" , it shows NO Arcobat found in your paths (include /opt/Arcobat5/bin /opt/Arcobat5),

I wonder where is Arcobat hiding in my Solaris 9

#### Amuro

##### Full Member level 4
Re: I did, but not function

dd2001 said:
Hi, thanks.

I did exactly like you said, however, when run "which arcobat" , it shows NO Arcobat found in your paths (include /opt/Arcobat5/bin /opt/Arcobat5),

I wonder where is Arcobat hiding in my Solaris 9

NO!!! Read my post carefully. Use the command "which acroread", not "which acrobat". And when it return nothing that is because you haven't added its path to your system yet. Actually, "acroread" is exactly located in "/opt/Acrobat5/bin" for default Acrobat Reader 5 installation. Just add it to your "path" parameter.

Anyway, I wonder that does the symbolic link method (the 2nd method) not work? It's impossible!!

#### Hughes

Hi, dd2001
Your problem is from not correctly setting the path. Following these step will solve your problem:
1. find where acrobat reader's executive file is:
set path=(\$path /opt/Acrobat5/bin)
3. source the .cshrc file
source .cshrc
Now you can use "acroread file.pdf" to open pdf file. But you still cannot open pdf file by double click. This is because you modified the environment of your terminal window but not of X-window.
Now you can double-click a pdf file to open it.

#### sulifen

##### Member level 2
In Acrobat Reader for Solaris help file:

If double-clicking the icon does not open the document,
use File > Open in Acrobat Reader to open the document,
close the document, and try again. After you've used
the Open command once on the document, you'll be able to
open the document next time by double-clicking.

You can try it.

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