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Re: [opensuse-factory] No more acroread? [WAS: Requesting people to test RC1 of RC2 or whatever]
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2013 10:02:56 +0100
  • Message-id: <l5d0kc$dsj$>
Ruediger Meier wrote:

On Tuesday 05 November 2013, Ken Schneider - openSUSE wrote:
On 11/05/2013 09:55 AM, Carlos E. R. pecked at the keyboard and
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On 2013-11-05 15:52, Dominique Leuenberger a.k.a. Dimstar wrote:
Quoting Viljo Mustonen <>:
1. No Acro Reader.

That's a feature, thanks to Adobe: 202001 State:accepted
By:scarabeus_factory When:2013-10-03T12:38:53 delete:
openSUSE:Factory:NonFree/acroread Review by Group is new:
legal-auto Review by Group is new: factory-auto From:
review(msmeissn) Descr: now unmaintained by adobe. bnc#843835
Comment: Dropping as this broke factory-auto so it won't in fact
be ever reviewed by those.

Please, could you please explain what does this mean?

Simply means that the product is no longer maintained for linux and
is dropped. If you want acrobat reader you will need to download and
install it and maintain it yourself.

Hm, personally I don't use acroread. Nevertheless I think it shouldn't
have been removed because we know it's still needed for many cases.

Just add it again, don't install per default, warn the user that it's
broken and unmaintained. Maybe remove it from DVD but keep it in
non-oss repo.

+1. Mark it as deprecated/unsupported etc.

Per Jessen, Zürich (10.1°C) - dedicated server rental in Switzerland.

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