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How to install Adobe Air in Ubuntu 10.10 64bit

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.

Click to install ia32-libs

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:

  • ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

Installation should zip though and, if everything goes okay, a new menu entry will appear in ‘Applications > Accessories’ titled ‘Adobe Air Application Installer’.