How To Install Adobe 2.6 Air On Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail And Linux Mint 15 Olivia

Hello Linux Geeksters.

Adobe Integrated Runtime (Adobe Air) is a development environment allowing the users to run web apps (without needing a browser), using Flash, HTML or Ajax. As you may know, Adobe AIR does not have official support for Linux, it works native only on Windows and Mac OS X. Installing it on 64 bit systems is difficult, but I will show you all the tweaks you need to do, in order to have a successful installation.

In this article I will show you how to install Adobe Air on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtai and Linux Mint 15  Olivia.

Instructions for 32 bit Ubuntu and Linux Mint systems:

Download Adobe Air 2.6:

$ cd ~/downloads
$ wget -c http://airdownload.adobe.com/air/lin/download/2.6/AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

Set execution permissions:

$ sudo chmod +x ~/AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

Make this symlinks, for a succesful installation:

$ 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

Run the graphical installer:

$ sudo ~/downloads/AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

how to install Adobe Air on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtai and Linux Mint 15  Olivia.

After the installation is finished, you can delete the created symlinks:

$ sudo rm /usr/lib/libgnome-keyring.so.0 /usr/lib/libgnome-keyring.so.0.2.0

Instructions for 64 bit Ubuntu and Linux Mint systems:

Installing Adobe Air on 64 bit Ubuntu and Linux Mint systems is a little difficult, because, we have to use some 32 bit libraries.

Download and install the Get Libs tool, which is needed for finalizing the task successfully:

$ wget -c http://jeffhendricks.net/getlibs-all.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i getlibs-all.deb

Use the getlibs tool to fix some library issues:

$ sudo getlibs -l libhal-storage.so.1
$ sudo getlibs -l libgnome-keyring.so.0.2.0

Download Adobe Air 2.6:

$ cd ~/downloads
$ wget -c http://airdownload.adobe.com/air/lin/download/2.6/AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

Set execution permissions:

$ sudo chmod +x ~/AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

Install the needed dependencies:

$ sudo apt-get install libhal-storage1 libgnome-keyring0 lib32nss-mdns

Create the propper symlinks:

$ sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libgnome-keyring.so.0 /usr/lib/libgnome-keyring.so.0

Run the graphical installer:

$ sudo ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

After the installation is finished, delete the created symlink:

$ sudo rm /usr/lib/libgnome-keyring.so.0

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