Installing Adobe Acrobat Reader on x86_64 Fedora

I recently found myself in a situation where xpdf and evince couldn’t open a PDF document from my great state of Texas, both said to download Adobe Acrobat Reader. The only problem is that there is no 64 bit version of Reader, so the i486 version supplied by Adobe links to all sorts of non 64 bit libraries. After much consternation and ‘rpm -qf <file>’, I was able to get it working by installing a few (hundred..) packages. The following command will install all necessary libraries:

yum install glibc.i686 libxml2.i686 gdk-pixbuf2.i686 gtk2.i686 mesa-libGLU.i686 libidn.i686 pangox-compat.i686 libXt.i686

After that you can install the Adobe Acrobat Reader RPM:

Download from
rpm -ivh AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.rpm