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Re: Firefox Acroread plugin not working



On Sunday 23 April 2006 13:36, Lauri wrote:
>> 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
>>>> http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_core_5_installation_notes.html.
>>>> --
>>>> Stanton Finley
>>>> http://stanton-finley.net/
>>>
>>> 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 diablo ~]# acroread
>> /usr/local/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread: error
>> while loading shared
>> libraries:
>> /usr/local/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/Reader/intellinux/lib/libJP2K.so: 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?
>
># chcon -t texrel_shlib_t
>/usr/local/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/Reader/intellinux/lib/*.so
>
>Lauri

Thank you very much Lauri, that worked like a champ.  But why does it 
seem to be such a huge secret other than its ulitmately being usefull 
to the blackhats?

I assume that this command line (the top line above) can be used against 
any other known good (we think) but similarly malfunctioning (the 
bottom line above) program?

-- 
Cheers, Gene
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