Installing Adobe AIR 1.5.1 For Linux On Ubuntu 9.04 (x86_64)

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Author: Falko Timme

Adobe AIR is a technology that lets you run Internet applications on the desktop. With AIR you do not need a browser to run such desktop applications. This tutorial explains how you can install Adobe AIR 1.5.1 for Linux on an Ubuntu 9.04 desktop (x86_64) and how you can install AIR applications.

I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you!

 

1 Preliminary Note

I'm using the user name falko with the home directory /home/falko here - please adjust this appropriately.

 

2 Installing Adobe AIR

Open Firefox and go to http://get.adobe.com/air/.

Click on the Download now link...

... and save the file to your hard disk (e.g. on the desktop):

Next, open a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal)...

... and go to the directory where you've saved the Adobe AIR installer (/home/falko/Desktop in my case):

cd /home/falko/Desktop

Now we need to run the following commands to make Adobe AIR run on an x86_64 system:

sudo aptitude install ia32-libs lib32nss-mdns lib32asound2 lib32gcc1 lib32ncurses5 lib32stdc++6 lib32z1 libc6 libc6-i386 lib32nss-mdns libcanberra-gtk-module

wget http://taurinocerveza.com/scripts/getlibs-all.deb
sudo dpkg -i getlibs-all.deb

sudo getlibs -l libgnome-keyring.so

sudo getlibs -l libgnome-keyring.so.0

sudo getlibs -l libgnome-keyring.so.0.1.1

sudo cp /usr/lib/libadobecertstore.so /usr/lib32

You can run

ls -l

to find out how the Adobe AIR installer is named (AdobeAIRInstaller.bin):

[email protected]:~/Desktop$ ls -l
total 13336
-rw-r--r-- 1 falko falko 13633748 2009-06-29 15:59 AdobeAIRInstaller.bin
[email protected]:~/Desktop$

Before we can start the installer, we must make it executable:

chmod 755 AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

Then we start the Adobe AIR installation:

./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

The Adobe AIR installation wizard starts. Accept the Adobe AIR license:

Next type in your password:

Adobe AIR is now being installed:

Click on Finish to leave the installation wizard:

Adobe AIR is now installed, so we can clean up the desktop by deleting the installer:

rm -f AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

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From: jojomonkey

nice - works - needed this.

but, is it just me or do you see extra black borders on the x86_64 Air Applications?

I think it's an artifact of the Air platform on Linux.

 

thanks,

From: Seb

Yeah, seems to work nicely :) on a few apps though (like the dude above says) I get black borders around stuff (like on tweetdeck, and twhirl) - nothing major just wondering if anyone else gets the same thing?!

Seb