Install Adobe Reader on Fedora 34/33, CentOS/RHEL 8.3 - Comment Page: 4

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 if-not-true-then-false.com Youtube Channel 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 Fedora 34/33 Note: On x86_64 bit system, 32-bit dependencies is also installed. ## Fedora...

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    1. Worked just fine on Fedora 17/64. But – who is to blame for Adobe lack of interest in providing a decent update to the now mainstream 64-bit environments for one of their mainstream products on mainstream Linux distros ? It’s a shame Adobe !

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      • Hi David,

        Nice to hear that this guide worked for you!

        I totally agree with you. I can’t understand why it is so difficult to publish 64-bit Adobe Reader. GNOME Document Viewer (Evince) is excellent alternative, when just reads PDFs.

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    2. Following your tutorial, I have installed adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm on my 64bit RHEL 6.3 (I cannot find a adobe reader for x86_64 ). But I still get the error message:

      (acroread:6731): GLib-WARNING **: getpwuid_r(): failed due to unknown user id (100308)

      What could I do? Thanks. -Jian

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      • Hi Jian,

        What authentication method you are using, when you log in? LDAP?

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    3. 404 on linuxdownload.adobe.com? maybe the web master would like to fix it?

      % cat /etc/yum.repos.d/adobe-linux-x86_64.repo
      [adobe-linux-x86_64]
      name=Adobe Systems Incorporated
      baseurl=http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/linux/x86_64/
      enabled=1
      gpgcheck=1
      gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux

      % telnet linuxdownload.adobe.com
      GET /index.html HTTP/1.1
      Host: linuxdownload.adobe.com

      HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found
      Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2013 10:15:26 GMT
      Server: Apache
      Content-Length: 208
      Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1

      404 Not Found

      Not Found
      The requested URL /index.html was not found on this server.

      Connection closed by foreign host.

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      • Hi Adam,

        Yes, there is no index.html, if you try:

        
        $ curl -I linuxdownload.adobe.com/index.html
        HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found
        ...
        

        But when you try:

        
        $ curl -I linuxdownload.adobe.com
        HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden
        ...
        

        So linuxdownload.adobe.com is normally up for me. Btw. if you want to install Adobe Reader on 64-bit system, then you will need Adobe 32-bit repo (check step 2.). 32-bit and 64-bit repos should work normally when you use YUM. Do you get it working?

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        • Thanks for the tip yes that works. I glossed over the instruction to use i386.

          The reason I got confused and got as far as started to doubt the repo is there was something non determistic about the way yum whatprovides was behaving when double checking to look for acroread (sometimes it would list adobe-linux-x86_64 and sometimes not). And that persisted even after I dropped the yum db and rebuilt it. (yum clean all; rm -rf /varlib/rpm/__db*; rpm –rebuilddb; yum update).

          Cant seem to repeat it now as cant shake the whatprovides cache wiping the adobe-i386 cache doesnt seem to do it.

          Anyway working as far as adobe goes thanks!

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    4. Followed the instructions to the tee but when I try to launch acroread I get the following error:

      /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread: error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

      Any ideas?

      Thanks in advance!

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      • On Fedora 20 64-bit, I needed to install mesa-libGL.i686.

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    5. Thanks for help. I had been using evince but acrobat reader on Fedora is simply great.

      Reply
    6. You need a 32bit version of sssd on your 64bit system:

      sudo yum install sssd-client.i686

      My full install string is the following:

      sudo rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
      sudo rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux
      sudo yum install AdobeReader_enu PackageKit-gtk-module.i686 libcanberra-gtk2.i686 gtk2-engines.i686 nspluginwrapper.i686 sssd-client.i686

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      • Hi Thomas,

        Thanks for your input, looks good.

        Just a question what OS you are running and what desktop/vm?

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    7. crash… what do I need to do to fix?

      I’m running Fedora 19 x86_64

      Here’s output:

      [[email protected] ~]$ acroread
      Segmentation fault (core dumped)
      [[email protected] ~]$ /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread
      /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread: error while loading shared libraries: libBIB.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
      [[email protected] ~]$

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    8. I can’t get it to run…

      [[email protected] ~]$ acroread
      Segmentation fault (core dumped)

      [[email protected] ~]$ /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread
      /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread: error while loading shared libraries: libBIB.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

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      • Hi thssn dvd,

        What desktop you use?

        If try to run /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread directly is not working, because it needs to run first /usr/bin/acroread script which setup right environment.

        Could you try following command:

        
        /usr/bin/acroread -v
        
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    9. [[email protected] dthiessen]# yum install nspluginwrapper.i686 AcroReader_enuLoaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks, refresh-packagekit
      Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
      * fedora: mirrors.rit.edu
      * rpmfusion-free: mirror.web-ster.com
      * rpmfusion-free-updates: mirror.web-ster.com
      * rpmfusion-nonfree: mirror.web-ster.com
      * rpmfusion-nonfree-updates: mirror.web-ster.com
      * updates: mirrors.rit.edu
      Package nspluginwrapper-1.4.4-17.fc19.i686 already installed and latest version
      No package AcroReader_enu available.
      Nothing to do

      Now I can’t even download it!?!?

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    10. [[email protected] Downloads]# yum localinstall AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.rpm
      Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks, refresh-packagekit
      Examining AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.rpm: AdobeReader_enu-9.5.5-1.i486
      Marking AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.rpm to be installed
      Resolving Dependencies
      --> Running transaction check
      ---> Package AdobeReader_enu.i486 0:9.5.5-1 will be installed
      --> Finished Dependency Resolution

      Dependencies Resolved

      ================================================================================
      Package Arch Version Repository Size
      ================================================================================
      Installing:
      AdobeReader_enu i486 9.5.5-1 /AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu 135 M

      Transaction Summary
      ================================================================================
      Install 1 Package

      Total size: 135 M
      Installed size: 135 M
      Is this ok [y/d/N]: y
      Downloading packages:
      Running transaction check
      Running transaction test
      Transaction test succeeded
      Running transaction
      Installing : AdobeReader_enu-9.5.5-1.i486 1/1
      Verifying : AdobeReader_enu-9.5.5-1.i486 1/1

      Installed:
      AdobeReader_enu.i486 0:9.5.5-1

      Complete!
      [[email protected] Downloads]# /usr/bin/acroread -v

      Segmentation fault (core dumped)
      [[email protected] Downloads]#

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    11. [[email protected] Downloads]# ./AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.bin

      Extracting files, please wait. (This may take a while depending on the configuration of your machine)

      This installation requires 136 MB of free disk space.

      Enter installation directory for Adobe Reader 9.5.5 [/opt]
      /opt

      Installing platform independent files … Done
      Installing platform dependent files … Done
      Setting up libraries … Done
      Setting up desktop and menu icons … Done
      Setting up the browser plugin … Done

      [[email protected] Downloads]# /usr/bin/acroread -v
      Segmentation fault (core dumped)

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    12. I am using Gnome Desktop Environment. I have tried all the 9.x series of Acrobat Reader and I cannot get it to work. Always the same. Something about libBIB.so, which is in there…

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    13. Hi thssn dvd,

      You tried to install AcroReader_enu, it’s AdobeReader_enu, right command is:

      
      yum install nspluginwrapper.i686 AdobeReader_enu
      
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    14. This has been working fine for me for a long time, but I think something has happened to the Yum repo recently. yum install now returns “No package AdobeReader_enu available”.

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      • Hi Dj,

        I noticed totally same thing (they have pulled AdobeReader from repo, don’t know why…), I’m just testing and working with this and looks like we need totally updated guide to install it. And unfortunately it will be manual process without yum updates.

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    15. JR –

      [[email protected] dthiessen]# yum install nspluginwrapper.i686 AdobeReader_enuLoaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks, refresh-packagekit
      Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
      * fedora: mirror.steadfast.net
      * rpmfusion-free: mirrors.tummy.com
      * rpmfusion-free-updates: mirrors.tummy.com
      * rpmfusion-nonfree: mirror.us.leaseweb.net
      * rpmfusion-nonfree-updates: mirror.us.leaseweb.net
      * updates: kdeforge.unl.edu
      Package nspluginwrapper-1.4.4-17.fc19.i686 already installed and latest version
      No package AdobeReader_enu available.
      Nothing to do

      That is why I went ahead and downloaded the rpms from the Adobe site. They don’t work either, though…

      I am at a loss… I have looked through all the comments and tried stuff other people did, to no avail.

      It’s something to do with libBIB.so… hands up in the air…

      thanks for trying to help, though. I am just about to give up.

      Reply
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