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How To Install Adobe Reader and Flash on Fedora 18

Fedora 18 has been officially released and it is time to get the How To’s started on getting many of the regularly used programs and configurations started. Adobe reader and Adobe Flash are no exception.

Install Flash 11
Adding Adobe’s YUM repository makes it very easy also keep up-to-date with Flash Player Plugin.
Install Adobe YUM Repository RPM package
Adobe Repository 32-bit x86
$ 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
Adobe Repository 64-bit x86_64
$ sudo rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
$ sudo rpm –import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux
Update Repositories

$ sudo yum update

$ sudo yum install flash-plugin nspluginwrapper

Adobe Reader
Since we already have the Adobe repository installed, we have the added ability to install Adobe Reader. If you are running x64 of Fedora you will need to add the i386 repository to install Adobe reader which will install any dependent i386 programs with it.

$ sudo rpm -Uvh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
$ sudo yum update
$ sudo yum -y install AdobeReader_enu

If SELinux is preventing /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread from making the program stack executable.
Then type the command as shown below

$ sudo chcon -t execmem_exec_t ‘/opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread’

That’s all there is to it!

2 Responses to “How To Install Adobe Reader and Flash on Fedora 18”

  1. ted says:

    [root@localhost ~]# yum install AdobeReader_enu
    Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto
    fedora/18/i386/metalink | 1.9 kB 00:00
    google-chrome | 951 B 00:00
    updates/18/i386/metalink | 50 kB 00:02
    updates | 4.6 kB 00:00
    updates/primary_db | 8.7 MB 03:38
    google-chrome/primary | 1.9 kB 00:02
    google-chrome 3/3
    No package AdobeReader_enu available.
    Error: Nothing to do
    [root@localhost ~]#

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