Tips & Tricks: Adobe Air installation for Linux

air_icon_special If you’re going to install Adobe Air on linux, you have to really do 4 things to get it done. I performed this on Ubuntu 9.04, but these commands are basic for any distribution as long as you have wget and sudo. If you don’t have them, then you’ll have to add them first or get the binary via your browser and install it through your root user:

  1. Open a Terminal
  2. wget http://airdownload.adobe.com/air/lin/download/1.5/AdobeAIRInstaller.bin
  3. chmod +x AdobeAIRInstaller.bin
  4. sudo ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

That should actually get Adobe Air installed on any sort of linux distribution as long as you have wget and sudo installed. I haven’t really looked at the memory issue on the linux side, but Adobe Air does have some memory leaking issues on Windows and MacOSX so I assume that it’s not too different here. Regardless, there are a lot of social networking tools that are now using Adobe Air as their platform and it’s useful to know how to get it up in your favorite linux distribution.