I figured it was time to update my previous posts on how to install Adobe Acrobat Reader for Ubuntu 8.04. It has become much simpler to install than it has been in the past, meaning it can be installed via a proper .deb package. It is not available in the main Ubuntu repositories, but it is available in Medibuntu.
Install Adobe Reader 8.1.2 on Ubuntu 8.04
All you’ll need to do in order to install Adobe Reader is add the Medibuntu repository. This can be done via:
sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/hardy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
Once that is done you’ll likely want to add the Medibuntu GPG key as well:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get update
..and finally install Adobe Reader v8.1.2 (at the time of this writing) by using:
sudo apt-get install acroread