How to install Adobe AIR application installer in Ubuntu

How to install Adobe AIR application installer in UbuntuI just installed Adobe AIR in my Ubuntu system and installed a AIR application thereafter . Here’s the process:

Go to http://get.adobe.com/air/ to download a Adobe AIR Installer package. I did install from a .bin package so i shall write about installing it from a .bin package. Actually, i would explain a bit about how to install it from a .deb package as well.

In console, navigate to the folder where you downloaded it to. My Firefox browser downloaded it to /home/arvind/Downloads so i ran command:

$ cd /home/arvind/Downloads

Now, do one of the following options:

  • Option One – If you downloaded a .bin package, run chmod command to make it executable first.

    $ sudo chmod +x AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

    (Note: In the command above AdobeAIRInstaller.bin is the name of installer file which may be different for you.)

    Now run the command to launch the installer, using:

    $ ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

  • Option Two – If you downloaded a debian package i.e. AdobeAIRInstaller.deb run the following command. Rest of the installation process is going to be same for any of .bin or .deb.

    $ sudo dpkg -i AdobeAIRInstaller.deb

Following any one of the two options above, installer should launch to begin installation.

How to install Adobe AIR on Ubuntu

Once you click “I Agree” the installation starts immediately. The installation should finish within a few seconds and should ask you to click on “Finish” button. Just click it and Adobe AIR installation will be done.

Now it’s time to install a .air application. It’s as easy as opening a file. Right click any *.air file and select Open With > Adobe AIR Application Installer and click Ok. Your .air application should install and launch just fine.

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