My first question on this great forum.
I'm not - strictly speaking - a Linux newbie (5 years ago, I began with Fedora, then switched to Debian and finally settled on Mint), but I'm far form being a guru
I use LMDE/64bits (amd64), and I've encountered a strange problem recently : Using Synaptic, I installed acroread without any problem, along with the firefox plugin - which I use a lot since for my work I have to access lots of pdf files through the web.
All was working smoothly, except that when I closed a firefox tab displaying a pdf file through the plugin, it was impossible to open new pdfs through firefox.
The acroread process was marked as "defunct", and I had to hardkill this process to get things working again.
This was a bit difficult to work with, and I thought I made an error during installation. Thus I uninstalled every acrobat-related package, cleaned everything, searched the web for possible mistakes I made, found nothing and then prepared to reinstall...
And now, Synaptic (or apt-get install) is not listing me the acroread package as available...
It indeed lists the "acroread-data", the "acroread-l10n-en" and so on, but no acroread anymore...
I didn't touch the repository list at all, it's the same than during install:
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deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia testing main non-free
deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian squeeze non-free
Where did I go wrong ? Where is this damn package ?
And BTW, if anybody has a workaround or an explanation for the "defunct acroread process phenomenon"...
Thanks for any help or hint.