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Old 08-21-2016, 07:22 AM   #1
glupa4e
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Unhappy Slackware 14.2 multilib - Adobe Reader does not start due to missing library libxshmfence.so.1


Hi,

i tried to follow the instructions listed here and there.
As far as it concerns the installation i had no issues. I restarted the computer and tried to install the Acrobat Reader which should run on a 32bit system. When i started it, i got the error:
Code:
bash-4.3$ acroread 
Try 'dirname --help' for more information.
/opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread: error while loading shared libraries: libxshmfence.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
I tried
Code:
root@localhost:/tmp# find / -name libxshmfence.so.1
find: `/home/user/.gvfs': Permission denied
find: WARNING: Hard link count is wrong for `/proc/fs' (saw only st_nlink=8 but we already saw 6 subdirectories): this may be a bug in your file system driver.  Automatically turning on find's -noleaf option.  Earlier results may have failed to include directories that should have been searched.
/usr/lib64/libxshmfence.so.1
How could i fix that and make sure my system has become 32bit compatible?
 
Old 08-21-2016, 09:02 AM   #2
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I've never see those instructions before. It is very possible the script wasn't kept up to date and didn't grab all the needed packages. If you're missing libxshmfence in your /usr/lib/ directory, it's probably because you don't have the libxshmfence-compat32-1.2-x86_64-2compat32 package. If you install that, it should provide you the file.

However, if you're missing that package, you might be missing more, so it would probably be worth following Eric's install instructions rather than some script.
 
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