Firefox Acroread plugin not working

Lauri lauri at
Sun Apr 23 17:36:52 UTC 2006

> On Sunday 23 April 2006 12:51, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> On Sunday 23 April 2006 10:23, Stanton Finley wrote:
>>> On Sun, 2006-04-23 at 05:15 -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
>>>> On Sunday 23 April 2006 04:58, Chris Lale wrote:
>>>>> Chris Lale wrote:
>>>>>> I cannot view PDFs using Firefox in Etch (Testing). I get:
>>>>>>    "There was an error while loading the plugin - ewh.api. The
>>>>>> plugin failed to initialize."
>>>>>> I have these packages installed:
>>>>>>    acroread 7.0.5-0.0
>>>>>>    mozilla-acroread 7.0.5-0.0
>>> As root do a "yum -y remove acroread mozilla-acroread" and then
>>> follow the instructions in the Adobe Reader section at
>>> --
>>> Stanton Finley
>> And I forgot to note in the previous message that for some reason,
>> selinux is disabling acroread unless set for permissive.  This needs
>> addressed also.  I don't want to have to depend on a tail of the log
>> to tell me when things are going in the toilet.
> To add more details, I have now read the manpage for selinux, 
> touched /.autorelabel and rebooted after setting selinux back to 
> enforcing.  It did re-run the autolabeling function on the reboot. 
> No change, an attempt to run acroread from the icon fails, and from the 
> cli, this message is output:
> [root at diablo ~]# acroread
> /usr/local/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread: error while 
> loading shared 
> libraries: /usr/local/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/Reader/intellinux/lib/ 
> cannot restore segment prot after reloc: Permission denied
> I've investigated the system-config-securitylevel thing, which FWIW 
> thought it was in the enforcing mode when /etc/selinux/config said 
> otherwise, so thats obviously broken right there, and went thru the 
> menu's looking for something to check or uncheck but didn't find any 
> 'suspects' that might control the above.
> This subject has been noted, at some length now in this and similar 
> threads, with no one offering a helpfull comment so far. Is this 
> something that only the NSA can answer?  Or is there an FM I haven't 
> read because I don't know of its existance so I can do the RT portion?

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