Install Adobe Reader on Fedora 30/29, CentOS/RHEL 7.6/6.10 - Comment Page: 1

This is guide shows, howto install Adobe Reader (Acrobat PDF Reader) current version 9.5.5 RPM on Fedora 30/29/28, CentOS 7.6/6.10, Red Hat (RHEL) 7.6/6.10. 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. [inttf_post_ad1] 1. Change Root User sudo -i ## OR ## su - 2. Get Adobe Reader RPM package cd /tmp ## English version ## wget http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/9.x/9.5.5/enu/AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.rpm 3a. Install Adobe Reader (acroread) on...

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      • Since Acrobat is closed source software, it’s not included in the default yum repositories. Those two commands install an adobe repository in yum and add Adobe’s RPM GPG key. (So you don’t get a bunch of unsigned packages).

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    7. Great write-up, JR! Your work is high quality and much appreciated!

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    8. hey…

      got a fresh fedora 13, running 64 bit, with firefox 3.6.10.

      followed your steps to get the adobe acrobat plugin to install. doesn’t work.

      i’m not getting anything in the “about:plugins” for the reader.

      steps:
      rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
      rpm –import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux
      sudo yum install AdobeReader_enu

      the app appears to be installed in the /opt
      /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Browser/intellinux/nppdf.so

      i created sym links to the usr/lib, /root/.mozilla dirs..
      ln -s ./opt/Adobe/Reader9/Browser/intellinux/nppdf.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
      ln -s ./opt/Adobe/Reader9/Browser/intellinux/nppdf.so /root/.mozilla/plugins

      thoughts/comments..

      thanks

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      • Hi Tom,

        I just tested this guide on Fedora 14 and it worked nicely. I have nppdf.so installed on /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins.

        But this is really good info, if somebody else have some problems, with Acrobat Mozilla/browser plugin. Thanks Tom. Btw. I think that /root/.mozilla/plugins is not necessary, because Mozilla (or any other browsers) should not be run as root user.

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    9. Excellent write up. Bravo!!!!

      I’m new to Linux and the support and coaching provided by the Linux community is simply awesome.

      So Long Windows!!!

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      • Hi Roman,

        Thanks for the compliments!

        Nice to hear that you have switched to Linux. Yes I agree the Linux community is really awesome. :)

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    10. Thank for this tutorial.

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    12. Hi, I’ve just installed the newly available fedora 14 and yum install of AdobeReader fails with a multitude of dependency errors. It seems to me that the install package expects libs that are older versions of those distributed with F14. I don’t understand how you can install AdobeReader smoothly on F14. Could it be due to differenses between F14 Beta and vanilla F14?

      Erik.

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      • Hi Erik,

        I just tested Adobe Reader English (enu) 9.4 installation on vanilla Fedora 14 and Fedora 14 beta and the installation went quite smoothly.

        Are you using Fedora 14 64-bit (x86_64) version? Could you post error messages?

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    13. When I installed this, I got an SE Linux error while trying to run the program.

      SELinux is preventing /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/Intellinux/bin/acroread from making the program stack executable.

      Also when I ran it from the console I got this:

      “/opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/Intellinux/bin/acroread: error while loading shared libraries: libcrypto.so.0.9.8: cannot enable executable stack as shared object requires: Permission denied”

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      • Hi Major,

        Simply try following command:

        
        chcon -t execmem_exec_t '/opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread'
        
        ## OR if intellinux starts with caps I then following ##
        chcon -t execmem_exec_t '/opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/Intellinux/bin/acroread'
        
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        • Thank you very much for the quick response, and I see you’ve now added it to the article.

          It seems that I need to do this whenever I boot though.

          Once I restarted, opening a PDF from chrome was not a problem, but if I tried to open it from the downloaded file manually, it would still pop up with the AVC denial error.

          It’s not a big deal, and likely a quirk of dealing with linux.

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          • Hi again Major and sorry for the delay, but somehow I have not noticed your new comment. Sorry.

            Could you post full AVC denial error?

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    14. Hi JR,
      your suggestions work completely, but I have a question. The detailed description reported by SELinux says:
      “The acroread application attempted to make its stack executable. This is a
      potential security problem. This should never ever be necessary. Stack memory is
      not executable on most OSes these days and this will not change. Executable
      stack memory is one of the biggest security problems. An execstack error might
      in fact be most likely raised by malicious code. Applications are sometimes
      coded incorrectly and request this permission.”
      So what precisely your workaround will cause? And if it is disabling that security check on adobe reader, can this be exploited somehow to execute malicious code?
      Thanks!

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      • Hi C.I.I.,

        You are quite right that it could literally cause the problems that SELinux report says. So every user who wants to install Adobe Reader, have to take that risk. The same problem is with every program and every distro (with SELinux or without SELinux). Example normal Ubuntu user installs Adobe Reader and not get any information about this problem.

        Btw. many users disable SELinux completely on desktop use.

        The best way to protect yourself against this type of threats is to use the root user/account with caution and always run graphical programs as a normal user.

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