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[Bug 986841] [NEW] Debug log created by the browser plugin (nppdf.so)


Public bug reported:

Steps to reproduce:
1. Start Firefox (do this from the command-line to get a specific working-directory since the log is saved relative to the FF working dir)
2. Open a PDF, e.g. http://partners.adobe.com/public/developer/en/xml/AdobeXMLFormsSamples.pdf
3. Close Firefox

Result: In the working directory from step 1 there will be a file called
"C:\nppdf32Log\debuglog.txt" (yes, this Windows-like path will be
present on a Linux filesystem)

Exected result: No debug log should be produced.

$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 11.10
Release:        11.10
Codename:       oneiric

$ uname -a
Linux xpc 3.0.0-17-generic #30-Ubuntu SMP Thu Mar 8 20:45:39 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

$ dpkg -l | grep acroread
ii  acroread                                                         9.5.1-1oneiric1                            Adobe Reader
ii  acroread-common                                                  9.5.1-1oneiric1                            Adobe Reader - Common Files

$ apt-cache policy acroread
  Installerad: 9.5.1-1oneiric1
  Kandidat:    9.5.1-1oneiric1
 *** 9.5.1-1oneiric1 0
        500 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ oneiric/partner amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Strings reveal that someone probably forgot some Windows-constant and debug flag in the binary:
$ strings /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Browser/intellinux/nppdf.so | grep -i debug

See also https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=412051

I have reported this bug to Adobe but they don't seem to have a public bug tracker for Adobe Reader. Reported at https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform
Response: "Thanks for your feedback! Requests and suggestions from our customers are what help us to continue creating cutting-edge, world-class software. Due to the volume of submissions we receive, responses to inquiries are generally not possible. However, we may contact you if we need clarification on your submission."

Is this something that only Adobe can fix or is it created during
Canonical partner packaging?

** Affects: acroread (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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  Debug log created by the browser plugin (nppdf.so)

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