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Insallation of Adobe DC fails at final hurdle ... what to do?

(Pulling my hair out.)

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David Stanford Tuesday 17 April 2018 at 10:29
David StanfordAnonymous

Hello. I'm pulling my hair out trying to install Adobe DC on my version of Ubuntu (Xubuntu 17.10 LTS). I installed PlayonLinux with no problem, search and found Adobe DC and then started downloading the files, including Wine. Then right at the end of the process, when it came to installing Adobe DC, there was an error message and the whole thing hung up. The message was: "PlayonLinux has enountered a fatal error. PlayonLinux will stop the installation process.  ... Error in main. Could not find program directory!" To a lot of Linux people and computer experts, this message probably means something. However, I am new to Linux and I know almost nothing about computers. I don't know how to use command lines or do manual installations, etc. So I have no idea about how to fix this. Any ideas? My guess would be that the files have been downloaded to a particular drive, but PlayonLinux can't be sure which drive that is. If it's of any help, I installed Ubuntu a few weeks back, replacing Windows 7, which was on the computer for years. So perhaps this is something to do with how the directories are labeled? I'm open to any solution (including using the command line), so long as someone can walk me through the process. This is my final attempt at finding a solution before I give up on Linux and go back to Microsoft (noooooo....!). Many thanks for your help.

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ImperatorS79 Tuesday 17 April 2018 at 18:37

It's hard to say from remote what is hapening. I will test it later.


If you are not afraid to build from source, you could try to build Playonlinux 5 :

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install git maven openjdk-8-jdk openjfx libxext6:i386

export JAVA_HOME="/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-amd64"

git clone

cd phoenicis
mvn clean package

cd phoenicis/phoenicis-dist/target
unzip -d built


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POL5 is here ! ->
David Stanford Thursday 19 April 2018 at 15:47
David StanfordAnonymous

Hello ImperatorS79. Thanks for your reply. Do you think building PlayonLinux 5 would fix the problem? Is it a better version than the version I've already got? I downloaded PlayonLinux from this website a couple of weeks back. I'm assuming the current version would be 4?

ImperatorS79 Thursday 19 April 2018 at 20:08

Since there isn't any updates on the old POL4 script, you should take look at it. I can send you the builded zip if you want. lease also understand that this is an alpha. But you should not have any problem with adobe reader (I do not have any on my PC).

POL5 is here ! ->