I like Evince because it works very well in most of the cases and it's very lightweight, but there are some cases where I still need a pdf reader from Adobe, for example when I have to check a pdf with annotations.
Download an old version
$ wget http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/9.x/9.5.5/enu/AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb
Allow 32 bit debs to be installed
$ sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 $ sudo apt-get update ... $ sudo apt-get upgrade
Install Acroread deb and dependencies
$ sudo dpkg -i AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb $ sudo apt-get install -f
You can now run it with the
acroread command. In some case, it may yield an error due to lack of some libraries. You should install the 32 bit version of the required library by adding
:i386 suffix to the package name.
$ acroread # an error may happen requiring libxml2 (or whatever other libraries) $ sudo apt-get install libxml2:i386 # don't forget to add ':i386'! ... $ acroread # should work