Install Adobe Reader on Fedora 34/33, CentOS/RHEL 8.3 - Comment Page: 2

This is guide shows, howto install Adobe Reader (Acrobat PDF Reader) current version 9.5.5 RPM on Fedora 34/33, CentOS 8.3, Red Hat (RHEL) 8.3. This method works on 64-bit architectures. [inttf_post_ad1] Check video version of guide: Watch More Videos and Subscribe to Youtube Channel 1. Change Root User sudo -i ## OR ## su - 2. Get Adobe Reader RPM package cd /tmp ## English version ## wget 3a. Install Adobe Reader (acroread) on Fedora 34/33 Note: On x86_64 bit system, 32-bit dependencies is also installed. ## Fedora...

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    1. Adobe Reader on Fedora 14

      to JR

      Thank you very much for your solution – Acroread works perfect !


    2. AdobeReader_enu.i486 0:9.4.1-1 appears to change the directory structure:

      # ls -l /opt/Adobe/Reader9/
      total 16
      drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root 4096 Dec 15 08:59 bin
      drwxr-xr-x. 4 root root 4096 Dec 15 08:59 Browser
      drwxr-xr-x. 10 root root 4096 Dec 15 08:59 Reader
      drwxr-xr-x. 9 root root 4096 Dec 15 08:59 Resource

      and despite having SELinux enabled, acroread appears to run without needing the chcon -t execmem_exec_t command.

      If you run from the command line, you may see warnings:

      (acroread:7030): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: “clearlooks”,
      Gtk-Message: Failed to load module “pk-gtk-module”: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
      Gtk-Message: Failed to load module “canberra-gtk-module”: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

      The following command:

      yum install PackageKit-gtk-module.i686 libcanberra-gtk2.i686 gtk-engines.i686

      clears them up (I’m on a 64-bit system, hence forcing the architecture). YMMV.

      • Just a small update: On RHEL 6.3/CentOs 6.3 yum install gtk-engines.i686 fails to find the package. A fix to this is
        yum install gtk2-engines.i686

    3. Thanks!

      Your directions worked perfectly for me in installing AdobeReader_enu.


    4. How can be changed file type icon automatically after saving the file in Fedora 14.

      • Hi Jafery,

        Could you explain a bit more detail, why you want to change the icon after you save?
        Or do you want set some icon to all same type files?

    5. don’t do the selinux chcon.
      This allows stacks to be executed.
      It is better to do this

      execstack -c /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/lib/

      Why should the reader have to do those wierdo things?
      The above gets the adobe working fine without changing the security modules.

    6. This doesn’t seem to work on 64 bit fedora. The plugin isn’t automatically installed even though i do see in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

      • Hi Danny,

        Yes, this is working on 64 bit Fedora.

        Try to install nspluginwrapper.i686 package:

        yum install nspluginwrapper.i686

        Do you get it working or do you get some SELinux error?

    7. Trying to install on FC14 – x86_64 system with all updates done. I entered
      yum install AdobeReader_enu

      and got this error
      Transaction Check Error:
      package avahi-libs-0.6.27-6.fc14.x86_64 (which is newer than avahi-libs-0.6.27-2.fc14.i686) is already installed

      Error Summary

      How do I fix this?
      Please be specific. I know enough about Fedora to be dangerous.


      • I was able to remove the offending package without deleting all of the others:

        rpm -e –nodeps avahi.libs

        • Hi Vince,

          And thank you for that you shared with us your problem and its solution … :)

    8. So far, I have found all the if-not-true-then-false guides to be comprehensive and really useful. However, installing Adobe Acrobat following the above method on Centos 5.6 32bit (machine was installed as Centos 5.4 and upgraded from 5.4 to 5.5 and recently to 5.6) causes this error when I try to run it with the acroread command (double clicking on the icon does nothing except access the hard disk briefly).

      /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

      I searched for this and managed to acquire a copy of and both of which I copied to the /usr/lib directory and created a symbollic link called pointing to and now receive the following error

      /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread: /usr/lib/ version `GLIBCXX_3.4.5' not found (required by /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread)
      /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread: /usr/lib/ version `CXXABI_1.3.1' not found (required by /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread)
      /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread: /usr/lib/ version `CXXABI_1.3.1' not found (required by /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/lib/
      /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread: /usr/lib/ version `CXXABI_1.3.1' not found (required by /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/lib/

      Any suggestions would be very welcome.

    9. hello sir,

      i have following problem doing on RHEL 5.1
      yum install AdobeReader with
      baseurl =

      please reply with solution

      Total download size: 47 M
      Is this ok [y/N]: y
      Downloading Packages: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found
      Trying other mirror.

      Error Downloading Packages:
      AdobeReader_enu-8.1.3-1.i486: failure: AdobeReader_enu-8.1.3-1.i486.rpm from ADOBE: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.

    10. at last it work efficiently
      thank you.

      • Hi dkn,

        Nice to hear that you get it working! :)

    11. Hi,

      I installed acroread on 64bit Fedora 15 according to your guide. I got this error:

      (acroread:10175): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: “clearlooks”,

      Any solution?

      • Hi Manoj,

        Try to install following packages:

        yum install gtk2-engines.i686 gtk2-engines.x86_64
        • Thanks, running on Centos 6.x 64-bit system and this step cleared up the errors for me, too.

    12. Well Done!
      Thanks :)

    13. […] yum. rhel6workstation, x86_64 Trying to install acroread (which is tricky on x86_64) Following…-red-hat-rhel/ Install of nspluginwrapper.i686 fails: Error: Package: 1:dbus-libs-1.2.16-10.el6.i686 (rhel-beta) […]

    14. Hi, I’m having problems installing acroread on RHEL6.

      “yum install AdobeReader_enu” gives (eventually)

      Error: Package: 1:dbus-libs-1.2.16-10.el6.i686 (rhel-beta)
      Requires: dbus = 1:1.2.16-10.el6
      Installed: 1:dbus-1.2.24-3.el6.x86_64 (@anaconda-RedHatEnterpriseLinux-201009221801.x86_64/6.0)
      dbus = 1:1.2.24-3.el6
      Available: 1:dbus-1.2.16-10.el6.x86_64 (rhel-beta)
      dbus = 1:1.2.16-10.el6

      I don’t know how to satisfy the requirement “Requires: dbus = 1:1.2.16-10.el6” or whether it is safe to do so on my system *x86_64).

      Any help would be great,

      • Hi kerzane,

        I tested today install Adobe Reader on CentOS 6 x86_64 (which is same system than RHEL 6) and this guide is working normally for me with dbus-1.2.24-3.

        Could you post following command output here:

        rpm -qa dbus*
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