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I am in the process of customizing a live ubuntu cd. There are some packages which i would like to install, but they are GUI packages. How to install GUI packages from terminal?

For example : Adobe Air.

Update:

When installing the adobe air application remotely. I get the following error

root@user193:~# ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

(/tmp/air.FJiIF3/setup:2630): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:
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"cannot open display:" add the display to your .bashrc in your home dir. 1st do a "echo DISPLAY$" and add the result as export DISPLAY=0.0 to .bashrc where 0.0 is changed to what you got from the echo. –  Rinzwind Aug 15 '11 at 10:40
    
I dont get any output on entering echo DISPLAY$. –  karthick87 Aug 15 '11 at 10:42
    
You must enter echo $DISPLAY. Try running: DISPLAY=:0 ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin. Perhaps the application has a command-line installer too, most programs will show their options using the --help options: ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin --help –  Lekensteyn Aug 15 '11 at 14:23
    
oops $DISPLAY ofcourse. –  Rinzwind Aug 15 '11 at 16:57
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Packaged GUI applications should be installable like any other package. For 32-bit Ubuntu, enable the partner repository, refresh the sources list and install Adobe AIR using:

sudo apt-get install adobeair 

adobeair is not availabe for the 64-bit version. Neither from the repos, nor from Adobe.

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you must be using 64-bit since adobeair is present in the repos of the 32-bit version –  Alaukik Jul 24 '11 at 10:48
    
@Alaukik: I'm indeed using 64-bit, perhaps you can update your answer for that? –  Lekensteyn Jul 24 '11 at 10:49
    
@Lekensteyn pls look at my updates.. –  karthick87 Aug 15 '11 at 10:13
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you can install them normally via apt-get

sudo apt-get install adobeair
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