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From: Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwards@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Re: Replacement for acroread on 64bit system?
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:10:16
Message-Id: mfbsbv$us1$
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Replacement for acroread on 64bit system? by Grant Edwards
On 2015-03-06, Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwards@×××××.com> wrote:

> What is a good acroread replacement? > > I'm not sure what changed, but as of a few weeks ago I can no longer > install acroread on my AMD64 system (something to do with x86 > emulation librarys being blocked by something in the Xorg server).
I've been living without acroread for a couple weeks now, and evince has proven to be a good replacement except when I want to print something (usually I only want to print a couple pages or just a portion of a page). After the big multilib switch was thrown over the weeked I removed the one remaining emulation library, and everything is now updated. So far, ncurses has been the only package for which I've had to add the abi_x86_32 USE flag (32-bit ncurses is required for grub-legacy). So, just for the sake of curiousity, I asked emerge what would be needed to install acroread again. I was pleased to see that emerge now thinks it possible and only wants to rebuild 81 packages with an added abi_x86_32 USE flag (I was actually expecting more). Assuming that will work, it appears to be an easier path than getting okular to install. I've been trying to figure out exactly what that would entail, but emerge is as yet unabled to come up with a list of dependencies. I'm currently on emerge iteration number 12 or 13, and we seem to have gone into a loop where emerge alternates between demanding that I add the qt4 USE flag for media-libs/phonon, and then demands that I remove it. I think we'll see how re-installed acroread goes... -- Grant Edwards grant.b.edwards Yow! I need to discuss at BUY-BACK PROVISIONS with at least six studio SLEAZEBALLS!!