Acroread9 Crash In CentOS7

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I’m getting a crash with acroread on my CentOS7 (AdobeReader_enu-9.5.5-1.i486). I install the official rpms from, tried 9.5.5, and former v9, v8, v7.

/usr/bin/acroread loads well, but when you click a menu, bang. Same if you start acroread w/ a .pdf filename in parameter, the window opens up then crashes.

I modified the acroread script to run the binary from within gdb, I get this:

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0xf5437cee in compute_face () from /lib/

Unfortunately, the system completely hangs when it happens (acroread from gdb) and I must kill acroread from a tty, so I cannot get a more detailed backtrace for now.

Is that something somebody here already saw?


4 thoughts on - Acroread9 Crash In CentOS7

  • Support for AdobeReader on Linux ended more than 4 years ago. It would be better to use evince, atril or okular.

  • Hello Ian,

    Well, yes, I’ve set Atril, which is installed by default, to be the default app now. Thanks :-)

    I’m still using acroread on CentOS6 (other computers than this C7 one)
    and never had a single problem.


  • That is because the compiler/glibc is from more than 4 years ago there. But, it isn’t secure now (adobe reader on linux)