How to Install Foxit Reader on Ubuntu 16.04

r00t March 1, 2018

Install Foxit Reader on Ubuntu 16.04

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Foxit Reader on Ubuntu 16.04. We will also install and configure its prerequisites. Foxit Reader is a cross-platform alternative to Adobe Reader. As you would expect, copies can be made with Foxit Reader, and it also offers a comprehensive review/commenting system.

As useful as Foxit Reader is, it does have a slightly complicated installation. To get it on your computer, you can either download the free reader from the website, or do it entirely on the command line, which is quicker.

I recommend to use a minimal Ubuntu server setup as a basis for the tutorial, that can be a virtual or a root server image with an Ubuntu 16.04 minimal install from a web hosting company or you use our minimal server tutorial to install a server from scratch.

Install Foxit Reader on Ubuntu 16.04

Step 1. First, ensure your system and apt package lists are fully up-to-date by running the following:

apt-get update -y
apt-get upgrade -y

Step 2. Install Foxit Reader on Ubuntu.

Run the following commands to install Foxit Reader:


Then execute the following command to extract the tar.gz archive.

tar xzvf FoxitReader*.tar.gz

Make sure you grant execute permission by running the below command:

sudo chmod a+x FoxitReader*.run

To install for yourself only, execute the .run file without root privilege:


Congratulation’s! You have successfully install and configured Foxit Reader on your Ubuntu 16.04 server. Thanks for using this tutorial installing Foxit Reade PDF viewers on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) system.

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