How to install Adobe Air in Ubuntu 13.10
There are 2 ways to install Adobe Air on Ubuntu 13.10.
- Install it using wine
- Install it using outdated Linux installer.
The easyest way is to use Playonlinux. Please note that some functions will not work.
Outdated Linux Installer
Please note that adobe AIR is no longer officially supported. Installing it requires an enormous amount of hacking which can make your system unstable.
Adobe AIR depends on the ia32-libs package. However, that package was dropped for Ubuntu 13.10. This should not be a problem because there are other packages that do the exact same thing, however, older software thinks this is a problem. With .deb packages, you can just repackage them and remove the ia32-libs dependency. Seeing as this installer is a .bin blob, the only way to do it is to install ia32-libs manually.
Download the ia-32-libs package from the raring repository and install it manually: http://packages.ubuntu.com/raring/amd64/ia32-libs/download
use the "Get Libs" utility. to grab the 32-bit libraries that your package manager will not allow to co-exist with your 64-bit ones.
Install "Get Libs" and grab our libraries.
sudo dpkg -i getlibs-all.deb
sudo getlibs -l libhal-storage.so.1
sudo getlibs -l libgnome-keyring.so.0.2.0
Install the required package dependencies.
sudo apt-get install libhal-storage1 libgnome-keyring0 lib32nss-mdns
Make a symbolic link between the 32-bit libraries installed by Get Libs, and the location they are expected to be found in. (one of these two might not work on your system, I'm not sure which one)
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libgnome-keyring.so.0 /usr/lib/libgnome-keyring.so.0
sudo ln -s /usr/lib32/i386-linux-gnu/libgnome-keyring.so.0 /usr/lib/libgnome-keyring.so.0
Actual adobe AIR installation
Download the Adobe AIR installer:
Make it excecutable
chmod +x ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin
And finally, Install Adobe AIR itself