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Old 05-22-2009, 01:50 AM   #1
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How to Install AIR on Linux via SSH


Anyone know how to install Adobe AIR on a linux machine via SSH?

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Old 05-23-2009, 10:53 AM   #2
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If it is an interactive GUI installer, you have to forward the X environment to your local machine using option -X of ssh. Take in mind that if you have a slow connection, the GUI could be a bit sluggish.
 
Old 05-28-2009, 03:20 AM   #3
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Hello colucix,

Could you please give me more information on above post? I ran following steps to install Adobe Air using SSH [Putty]. But still unable to install it.

Step 1: wget -c http : // airdownload.adobe.com/air/lin/download/latest/AdobeAIRInstaller.bin
Step 2: chmod +x AdobeAIRInstaller.bin
Step 3: ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

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Old 05-28-2009, 03:47 AM   #4
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If you use putty, you can enable X11 forwarding from Connection --> SSH --> X11 --> Enable X11 forwarding. Connect to the remote host and try the command xclock. If a clock appear on your desktop, the X environment is correctly forwarded to your local machine. Then you can proceed with installation.

Anyway, does the command ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin give some error message (something like "Error: Can't open display:")?
 
Old 05-28-2009, 06:04 AM   #5
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Thanks for your Solution provided above. But there is a small change we have only Windows in our environment and want to install Adobe Air. THats why we are using SSH - Putty.

I tried with your above instruction, But in that case, I got this error: -bash: xclock: command not found.

Need your more input.

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Anyway, does the command ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin give some error message (something like "Error: Can't open display:")?

: No, It didn't give any error.

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Old 05-28-2009, 06:13 AM   #7
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What sort if Linux distribution is this machine running? Is it configured with a package manager from that distribution?

If so your best bet is to use that. Messing with GUI and X get too complicated, specially from a Windows machine. Most distributions has a command line package manager that allow you to install software. On Ubuntu and many others its "apt-get". There are plenty of others too. Most likely your linux box has one.

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Old 05-28-2009, 06:35 AM   #8
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Thanks for the support Mr.Monsm.We dont have any linux in our present environment which we are working now .So please let me know if there is any possibility of doing the through Windows and we have linux host at remote end .
 
Old 05-28-2009, 06:54 AM   #9
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SSH with putty should be fine, you just need to use command line tools on the linux in that SSH session. So you need to find out what sort of Linux box that remote one is and what sort of package mangement tools it has.

Otherwise you can use X. You then need to install tools on your windows machine in order to receive that X session. I am not sure putty support that. I have in the past used Attachmate Extra for that. That is a while ago though, so I couldn't be of any help on getting that to work.

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Old 05-28-2009, 07:10 AM   #10
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My Linux Distribution:
Fedora Core Release 6 [Zod]
Linux Version 2.6.18-1.2789.fc6_HTPRAID
 
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Otherwise you can use X. You then need to install tools on your windows machine in order to receive that X session. I am not sure putty support that.
No. Putty is not an X client. You can enable X11 Forwarding in Putty, but you must have a running X to open graphical applications from a remote Linux. On windows you can install X-Win32. You can freely ask a license for evaluation. Once the X client is installed and properly running, you can connect through ssh via Putty (enabling X11 forwarding) and finally launch the GUI installer of Adobe Air.

I don't know if there are free X clients for Windows. Maybe someone here has more experience and can advise.
 
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My Linux Distribution:
Fedora Core Release 6 [Zod]
Linux Version 2.6.18-1.2789.fc6_HTPRAID
You should consider upgrading this Linux box as this release is not maintained any more by Fedora. It is difficult to upgrade remotely though.

Either go to latest Fedora (Fedora 11 is just around the corner), or if this is a server of sorts for an organisation, you might want to consider Centos. This is the free alternative as good as identical to Redhat Enterpise Linux (and is sort of related to Fedora).

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