Getting Adobe Reader 9.5.5 Running on 64 bit Fedora 19

Written by James McDonald

September 5, 2013

Installed AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.bin

Trying to run Adobe Reader on Fedora 19

Run acroread from command prompt displays a series of missing libraries and modules.

Follow the yum install commands below to get it working:

/opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread: error while loading shared libraries: libgdk_pixbuf_xlib-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

rpm -q –whatprovides /usr/lib64/libgdk_pixbuf_xlib-2.0.so.0

gdk-pixbuf2-2.28.2-1.fc19.x86_64

sudo yum search gdk-pixbuf2
Loaded plugins: langpacks, refresh-packagekit
=========================== N/S matched: gdk-pixbuf2 ===========================
gdk-pixbuf2.i686 : An image loading library
gdk-pixbuf2.x86_64 : An image loading library
gdk-pixbuf2-devel.i686 : Development files for gdk-pixbuf
gdk-pixbuf2-devel.x86_64 : Development files for gdk-pixbuf

sudo yum install gdk-pixbuf2.i686

acroread 

/opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread: error while loading shared libraries: libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

rpm -q –whatprovides /usr/lib64/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0
gtk2-2.24.19-3.fc19.x86_64

yum search gtk2

gtk2.i686 : The GIMP ToolKit (GTK+), a library for creating GUIs for X
gtk2.x86_64 : The GIMP ToolKit (GTK+), a library for creating GUIs for X

sudo yum install gtk2.i686

acroread

Gtk-Message: Failed to load module “pk-gtk-module”
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module “canberra-gtk-module”

[jm@bb01 Downloads]$ yum search canberra


libcanberra-gtk2.i686 : Gtk+ 2.x Bindings for libcanberra
libcanberra-gtk2.x86_64 : Gtk+ 2.x Bindings for libcanberra

 

sudo yum install libcanberra-gtk2.i686

sudo yum install adwaita-gtk2-theme.i686

sudo yum install PackageKit-gtk3-module.i686

And finally a clean launch

acroread_with_no_command_line_module_missing_errors

1 Comment

  1. Scott Harvey

    Thank you so much for this information. I do not think I have ever open Adobe acroread without errors on a Linux system until now. I have just tolerated these errors and hoped I did not need font or libraries to view the document. Good work. Again thank you.

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