Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Adobe Acrobat Reader 64-bit CentOS (RHEL or SL) linux LDAP problem

Let me start by saying, "Shame on you Adobe!" for not recognizing an opportunity to continue in the Linux OS realm in a meaningful way... I already use Evince more for PDF files now anyway. No more real Flash support is just another nail in the coffin.

Here's the deal; Adobe doesn't have a 64-bit Acrobat Readear (acroread). So, when you need to install the 32-bit version you get only some of the 32-bit stuff gets installed. More may actually be needed. This is especially true if you have LDAP (openldap) at the center of the authentication realm. You will end up with a message like:
GLib-WARNING **: getpwuid_r(): failed due to unknown user id
As user root, you will need to run:
yum -y install nss-pam-ldapd.i686

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