December 14th, 2004 • 2:36 am
I have the Adobe CS Premium software package. The CDs include a copy of Adobe Reader 6.0. I want to update it to the latest version. So I try to run the combined Acrobat Pro / Adobe Reader 6.0.2 updater that I have. The updater tells me that it cannot update Adobe Reader 6.0, only Adobe Reader 6.0.1.
So I go back to the Adobe web site that try to locate an updater to update Adobe Reader 6.0 to Adobe Reader 6.0.1. As I soon find out, there is no such thing. Of course, the Adobe web site page doesn’t tell you why. You have to go to the Adobe Reader 6.0.3 updater page, which tells you gleefully that this 6.0.3 updater “addresses several potential vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader versions 6.0.0-6.0.2“, but also, if you scroll down the page, specifies that the updater only works with an existing copy of Adobe Reader 6.0.2.
And then there is this:
If you have version 6.0.0 installed, you can download Adobe Reader 6.0.1 and then use the Updates menu entry within Adobe Reader 6.0.1 to update your system to version 6.0.2.
Oh, right. So if I have Adobe Reader 6.0, I have to re-download the whole bloody Adobe Reader package, which weighs more than 25 MB, because there is no updater to go from 6.0 to 6.0.1. Nice.
It’s always pleasant to have such a straightforward software updating experience, especially when you are on a modem connection. 25 MB is nothing, right?