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Install Adobe Reader 9.4 in Debian Lenny

This is so easy it's hardly worth writing, but perhaps it will be of some value.  Here's how I installed Adobe Reader 9.4 in Debian Lenny (32 bit, x86).

  1. Download Adobe Reader 9.4 from  Alternatively, I think you could use this direct link with wget:
  2. Make the installation binary file executable:
    chmod +x AdbeRdr9.4-1_i486linux_enu.bin
  3. Start the installation (as su or sudo):
    sudo ./AdbeRdr9.4-1_i486linux_enu.bin
  4. Tell the installer where you want Reader installed.  It suggests /opt, which is a fine place to put it.
  5. You're done.  Open a PDF with:
    acroread filename.pdf


Install Google Chrome in Debian Lenny

This is simple.

First, get the package

Go to and select the 32-bit .deb for Debian/Ubuntu, then click "Accept and Install". This will download google-chrome-beta_current_i386.deb.

Optional: Prevent Chrome from adding the Google repository

If you want Chrome to keep itself up-to-date, don't do this step. However, if you just want to check Chrome out without changing too much, you might want to type the following command at the command line: