[Pkg-chromium-maint] Bug#626250: "missing plugin" error trying to view some PDFs

Aldo Maggi sentiniate at tiscali.it
Wed May 11 16:02:58 UTC 2011

Il giorno Wed, 11 May 2011 10:20:51 -0500
Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder at gmail.com> ha scritto:


> Ah, so it is probably acroread that allowed you to view it in
> iceweasel.  Judging from AdobeReader_ita-8.1.7-1.i386.deb it installs
> the plugin under ~/.mozilla/plugins, which based on
> webkit/plugins/npapi/plugin_list_posix.cc I would imagine that
> chromium does look at.
> When acroread is installed, does it should up in your about:plugins?

root at paperino:~# dpkg -l acroread
ii  acroread                 9.4.2-0.0                Adobe Acrobat
Reader: Portable Document Format file viewer

about:plugins on chromium

about:plugins on iceweasel
shows both mozplugger and acroread and in /etc/mozpluggerrc i can see
the following lines:

application/pdf:pdf:PDF file
application/x-pdf:pdf:PDF file
text/pdf:pdf:PDF file
text/x-pdf:pdf:PDF file
repeat noisy swallow(Xpdf) fill needs_xembed: xpdf -g +9000+9000 "$file" 
repeat noisy swallow(okular) fill needs_xembed: okular "$file" 
repeat noisy swallow(epdfview) fill needs_xembed: epdfview "$file" 
repeat noisy swallow(evince) fill needs_xembed: evince "$file"

and in fact:

looking at the above, if i'm not mistaken, mozplugger acts just like a
i wonder how could it handle the pdf files when i uninstalled
epdfview, acroread and gv!!!!

> (By the way, thanks for the pointer to epdfview!  I had been waiting
> to find something like that.)

well, it's much lighter than acroread and it's the heir of Xpdf (which
i've used for ten years!)

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