When it tries to load pdf plugin provided by acroread7-7.0.8,1, firefox (or other equivalent browser) oops with the error
LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library /usr/X11R6/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/ENU/Browser/intellinux/nppdf.so [/usr/X11R6/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/ENU/Browser/intellinux/nppdf.so: Undefined symbol "__ctype_b_loc"]
I think it could be caused by the lack of the symbol in the pluginwrapper/acrobat.so provided by linuxpluginwrapper-20051113_4
How-To-Repeat: Install linuxpluginwrapper and acroread7. Run firefox/mozilla/seamonkey and try to load the pdf plugin. Simply type about:plugins in the address line should be sufficient. The pdf plugin doesn't load, but the error comes.
Over to maintainer
This is a problem of linuxpluginwrapper, not Adobe Reader itself.
I made patch that solves this problem for me
on FreeBSD 6.1-stable. You can download it at
As I see, other plugins (flash, etc) seems to
be working too.
Andrew N. Below
nobutaka 2006-09-13 16:11:03 UTC
FreeBSD ports repository
www/linuxpluginwrapper Makefile distinfo
Fix breakage of acroread plugin.
Submitted by: Andrew N. Below <email@example.com>
Approved by: nork
Revision Changes Path
1.56 +4 -1 ports/www/linuxpluginwrapper/Makefile
1.25 +3 -0 ports/www/linuxpluginwrapper/distinfo
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it looks like a fix has been committed in September 2006 already. Can this
PR be closed, then?
Confirmed that this issue was fixed and close-requested by submitter.