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Old 12-21-2008, 07:44 AM   #1
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Question [SOLVED] Installing Adobe AIR applications fails


I recently installed Adobe AIR 1.5 on Ubuntu, and was trying to install some AIR applications (namely, Spaz and TweetDeck). Everything proceeds fine till the final stage (where you choose where to install the app, whether you want shortcuts etc), and after that, the installation process doesn't proceed. By default, the AIR tries to install applications in /opt/somefolder - I even changed that to /home/username/.spaz et al but it still doesn't work.

Anyone else facing the same issues / has solved this problem?

Last edited by greatquizzard; 01-08-2009 at 09:17 AM. Reason: Problem solved
 
Old 01-08-2009, 09:21 AM   #2
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I forgot to post the solution here. Well, it's trivially simple - you need to be root to be able to install applications. To launch the Adobe AIR app installer with root privileges, execute this in the terminal (exactly as it appears here):

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sudo "Adobe AIR Application Installer"
That's it. A window will popup to allow you to locate the .air file from which you want to install. Follow the other steps as usual and the installation will succeed.

On that note, I'd also point you to this post on the Adobe AIR Team Blog which has some useful FAQs for Linux users.
 
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I forgot to post the solution here. Well, it's trivially simple - you need to be root to be able to install applications. To launch the Adobe AIR app installer with root privileges, execute this in the terminal (exactly as it appears here):

Code:
sudo "Adobe AIR Application Installer"
That's it. A window will popup to allow you to locate the .air file from which you want to install. Follow the other steps as usual and the installation will succeed.

On that note, I'd also point you to this post on the Adobe AIR Team Blog which has some useful FAQs for Linux users.
Thanks for posting the solution, too....I'm sure it'll help others out..
 
  


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