Adobe AIR is one of Adobe products which allows us to run Rich Internet Application in our desktop. The official installer of Adobe only supports Windows and Mac OS X operating system, and there is no "official download" for Linux users. But, don't worry, today I'd like to show you how to install Adobe AIR on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail both 32bit and 64bit.


Install Adobe Air on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail 32bit
First, we have to download the Adobe AIR installer, the installer is in BIN format so, we have to install it from command line:
  • wget http://airdownload.adobe.com/air/lin/download/2.6/AdobeAIRInstaller.bin
Once downloaded, we need to give the installer an execute permission so the installer can be executed:
  • chmod +x ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin
Before installing, we have to create a symbolic link of some libraries so Adobe AIR can be installed properly:
  • sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libgnome-keyring.so.0 /usr/lib/libgnome-keyring.so.0
  • sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libgnome-keyring.so.0.2.0 /usr/lib/libgnome-keyring.so.0.2.0
Now, it's time to execute the installer:
  • sudo ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin
The wizard will guide you through the installation, just follow on-screen instruction.



Install Adobe AIR on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail 64bit
Installing Adobe AIR on 64bit system is a little bit tricky. We have to use some 32bit libraries to run in 64bit system. Thanks to Get Libs utility which make such task easier.

First thing first, download Adobe AIR installer and give it an execute permission:
  • wget http://airdownload.adobe.com/air/lin/download/2.6/AdobeAIRInstaller.bin
  • chmod +x ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin
Then, download the Get Libs utility and install it on your system:
  • wget http://jeffhendricks.net/getlibs-all.deb
  • sudo dpkg -i getlibs-all.deb

The next step is grab some 32bit libraries by making use of Get Libs tool:
  • sudo getlibs -l libhal-storage.so.1
  • sudo getlibs -l libgnome-keyring.so.0.2.0
Now, install the required dependencies:
  • sudo apt-get install libhal-storage1 libgnome-keyring0 lib32nss-mdns
In order to work properly, Adobe AIR needs GNOME keyring library. We have to make a symbolic link of the library in the location expected to be found:
  • sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libgnome-keyring.so.0 /usr/lib/libgnome-keyring.so.0
It's time for the main action. Execute the Adobe AIR installer and follow on-screen instruction:
  • sudo ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

Good Luck!


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