A reader called Joshua stopped by the OMG! Inbox and asked whether I could post a quick guide to installing Adobe Air on Ubuntu 10.10 64bit.
So Joshua – and other early adopters missing their Air fix – here is a quick tutorial.
Step One: Install ia32-libs
Installing the ia32-libs package is our first step. This provides Air with 32bit libraries it can’t live – or run – without.
Step two: Get some Air
Next download the Adobe Air .bin file (direct link here).
Step Three: Installation
Open a terminal (applications > Accessories > Terminal) and navigate to your Downloads folder (or the folder inwhich you saved the .bin file).
- cd Download/
We need to let the .bin file have permissions to install so enter the following command carefully: –
- chmod +x AdobeAIRInstaller.bin
Now lets install it:
Installation should zip though and, if everything goes okay, a new menu entry will appear in ‘Applications > Accessories’ titled ‘Adobe Air Application Installer’.