Install Adobe Reader on Fedora 24/23, CentOS/RHEL 7.2/6.8/5.11

This is guide shows, howto install Adobe Reader (Acrobat PDF Reader) current version 9.5.5 RPM on Fedora 24/23/22/21/20/19/18/17/16/15/14/13/12, CentOS 7.2/6.8/5.11, Red Hat (RHEL) 7.2/6.8/5.11. This method works both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures.

Note: Before it was possible install Adobe Reader using YUM, but currently there is not Adobe Reader in their 32-bit repo, so here is updated installation guide to get Adobe Reader working.

1. Change Root User

2. Get Adobe Reader RPM package

3a. Install Adobe Reader (acroread) on Fedora 24/23/22/21

Note: On x86_64 bit system, 32-bit dependencies is also installed.

3b. Install Adobe Reader (acroread) on CentOS/Red Hat (RHEL) 7

Note: On x86_64 bit system, 32-bit dependencies is also installed.

3c. Install Adobe Reader (acroread) on CentOS 6.8 and Red Hat (RHEL) 6.8

Note: On x86_64 bit system, 32-bit dependencies is also installed.

3d. Install Adobe Reader (acroread) on CentOS 5.11 and Red Hat (RHEL) 5.11

Note: On x86_64 bit system, 32-bit dependencies is also installed.

4. Start Adobe Reader (acroread)

Find Adode Reader on “Office Menu”.
Or
Start Adobe Reader with following command.

5. Adobe Reader Screenshots

Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader 9.5.5 Running on CentOS 7 64-bit:

Acrobat Reader Running on CentOS 7

Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader 9.5.5 Running on Fedora 20 64-bit:

Adobe Reader running on Fedora 20 64-bit

Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader 9.5.5 Running on CentOS 5.10 64-bit:

Adobe Reader running on CentOS 5.10 64-bit

6. Install Adobe Reader (Acrobat PDF Reader) Browser Plugin

This is not currently working on CentOS 7.

Simplest way is copy nppdf.so to browser plugins directory:

32-bit Adobe Reader browser plugin on Firefox Fedora 20 64-bit

Adobe Reader browser plugin running on Firefox 64-bit (Fedora 20)

32-bit Adobe Reader browser plugin on CentOS 5.10 Firefox 24.2 64-bit

Adobe Reader browser plugin running on Firefox 64-bit (CentOS 5.10)

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  1. Hi,

    I, too, experience the warning

    (acroread:4246): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: “murrine”,

    However, when I try yum check gtk-murrine-engine I just get “Package gtk-murrine-engine-0.98.2-7.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version: Nothing to do”, so the package is installed and available.

    Additionally, as soon as I open the print dialouge or the preferences window acroread crashes without giving me any error code.

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    • I am very sorry, I forgot to mention that I am running Centos 7.2.1511.

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      • Hello Heydenreich,

        I have to recheck this guide on CentOS 7.

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      • I installed Acrobat on CentOS 7 and updated this guide. I used default CentOS 7 desktop with adwaita theme and gtk-murrine-engine is not needed, but if you need it, then install 32-bit version and try again, like:

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        • Thanks for your help! Unfortunately, yum does not find the gtk-murrine-engine for i686. The system installed the x86_64 but can not find anything else. In which repository should this version be part of?

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          • nux-dextop repo:

            Should be installed / enabled on step 3b.?

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  2. I tried to install Adobe Reader on my Laptop having CENTOS 7, but couldn’y able to do that. During installation I find following errors
    root@localhost tmp]# yum localinstall http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el7/x86_64/nux-dextop-release-0-5.el7.nux.noarch.rpm
    Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks
    nux-dextop-release-0-5.el7.nux.noarch.rpm | 9.7 kB 00:00
    Examining /var/tmp/yum-root-yWUR9g/nux-dextop-release-0-5.el7.nux.noarch.rpm: nux-dextop-release-0-5.el7.nux.noarch
    /var/tmp/yum-root-yWUR9g/nux-dextop-release-0-5.el7.nux.noarch.rpm: does not update installed package.
    Nothing to do
    Please anybody help me

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    • Hi Soumik,

      Looks like that you have nux-dextop already installed?

      Reply

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