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Old 01-17-2009, 08:50 PM   #1
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Adobe Air install?


I've downloaded the latest stable build of Adobe Air for linux. When I try to install it looks like it is installing but then quickly tells me it fails and says its only for Debian and Red Hat based distros. I also did a quick google search for a slackbuild but I couldn't find one. Has anyone been able to install Adobe Air in Slackware?
 
Old 01-18-2009, 04:18 AM   #2
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I found this on a gentoo based site
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Part of the Adobe AIR SDK called ADL can be used to run Adobe AIR applications on non-RPM/Deb distributions like Gentoo.

Download the Adobe AIR SDK

1. Browse on over to http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/air_linux.html
2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page past the installer download as we need to download the Adobe AIR for Linux SDK.
3. Accept the terms of the License Agreement and click on the download link for the SDK.

Unpack the Downloaded Software

1. Create a directory for the runtime. I used /opt/AIR-SDK
2. Extract the AIR-SDK’s .tbz2 file in the directory you just created

cd /opt/AIR-SDK
tar jxvf /path/to/adobeair_linux_sdk_b1_091508.tbz2
3. Create another directory for Adobe AIR applications. I used /opt/AIR-apps

Download and Unpack an Adobe AIR Application

1. Download an Adobe AIR application. It will end in the extension .air
2. Create a subdirectory with the name of the application in the applications folder you created above. Example /opt/AIR-apps/application-name
3. Use unzip to extract the contents of the AIR application you downloaded

cd /opt/AIR-apps/application-name
unzip /path/to/application-name.air

Use ADL to launch your application…(the following is all on one line)

/opt/AIR-SDK/bin/adl -nodebug /opt/AIR-apps/application-name/META-INF/AIR/application.xml /opt/application-name
I haven't tried it so I don't know if it will work, but it looks as if it will get round, the rpm deb thing.

samac
 
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Old 02-13-2009, 12:41 AM   #3
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I came across this on a Vietnamese blog when looking for ways to install TweetDeck on Slackware which is currently my primary tweeting client (on Vista business...).
I'll be old and gray before I attempt this on Slackware.
TweetDeck is still in beta and after installing an update a few hours ago, I now have firewall issues that I didn't exist beforehand.
This person installed Adobe Air, got Twhirl working but not TweetDeck.

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In order to get AIR apps to run on your Slackware box, you will need AIR SDK. Follow these steps:

1. Download AIR-SDK from http://www.adobe.com/products/air/tools/sdk/
2. Create a directory, e.g. “~/AIR-SDK”. Extract the AIR-SDK’s .tar.bz2 file in this directory (cd ~/AIR-SDK; tar jxvf /path/to/adobeair_linux_sdk_a1_033108.tbz2) so that adl can be found at “~/AIR-SDK/bin/adl”.
3. Create a directory, e.g. “~/app”. Use “unzip” to extract the contents of an AIR application: cd ~/app; unzip /path/to/application_package.air
4. Use adl to launch the application:

~/AIR-SDK/bin/adl -nodebug ~/app/META-INF/AIR/application.xml ~/app

For convenience sake, I recommend you to use /home, but /opt or any other directory will work.

Since I’ve built Slackware from a minimum install, it turns out that AIR requires libnss3, which can be resolved by installing SeaMonkey:

slackpkg install seamonkey

As you can see, it’s such a pain in the ass to run the above lengthy command whenever you want to get Twhirl up, so I’ve written a short script named “twhirl”, which looks like this:

#!/bin/bash
executable=”/home/F20/AIR-SDK/bin/adl”
path=”/home/F20/AIR-apps/twhirl/”

$executable -nodebug $path/META-INF/AIR/application.xml $path –
${@#*$twhirl.air} &

Replace /home/F20 with your home folder.

If you’re a freequent user, you’ll probably want to add Twirl at start-up. On XFCE it is done by going to Menu –> Settings - Autostarted Applications –> Add the “twhirl” script” and you’re done

Twhirl

Twhirl works. But it doesn’t remember your login password. Retyping it is not a problem. But for FriendFeed, entering the remote key repeatedly is not fun . This means Twhirl will start anew unless your computer runs 24/7.

TweetDeck

The window shows up, but it’s useless, doesn’t run at all. The terminal shows a lot of errors. Quite disappointed
Has anyone since been able to install Adobe Air and TweetDeck on Slackware?
 
Old 11-01-2009, 12:47 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by samac View Post
Part of the Adobe AIR SDK called ADL can be used to run Adobe AIR applications on non-RPM/Deb distributions like Gentoo.

Download the Adobe AIR SDK

1. Browse on over to http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/air_linux.html
2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page past the installer download as we need to download the Adobe AIR for Linux SDK.
3. Accept the terms of the License Agreement and click on the download link for the SDK.

Unpack the Downloaded Software

1. Create a directory for the runtime. I used /opt/AIR-SDK
2. Extract the AIR-SDK’s .tbz2 file in the directory you just created

cd /opt/AIR-SDK
tar jxvf /path/to/adobeair_linux_sdk_b1_091508.tbz2
3. Create another directory for Adobe AIR applications. I used /opt/AIR-apps

Download and Unpack an Adobe AIR Application

1. Download an Adobe AIR application. It will end in the extension .air
2. Create a subdirectory with the name of the application in the applications folder you created above. Example /opt/AIR-apps/application-name
3. Use unzip to extract the contents of the AIR application you downloaded

cd /opt/AIR-apps/application-name
unzip /path/to/application-name.air

Use ADL to launch your application…(the following is all on one line)

/opt/AIR-SDK/bin/adl -nodebug /opt/AIR-apps/application-name/META-INF/AIR/application.xml /opt/application-name
This worked. The only correction:

/opt/AIR-SDK/bin/adl -nodebug /opt/AIR-apps/application-name/META-INF/AIR/application.xml /opt/application-name

needed to be

/opt/AIR-SDK/bin/adl -nodebug /opt/AIR-apps/application-name/META-INF/AIR/application.xml /opt/AIR-apps/application-name

Thanks much, samac!
 
Old 03-15-2010, 03:24 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by samac View Post
I found this on a gentoo based site

I haven't tried it so I don't know if it will work, but it looks as if it will get round, the rpm deb thing.

samac
samac,

What do i do if there is no xml file in the extracted air app? I'm trying to install Seesmic on slackware 13..Tx
 
Old 03-15-2010, 04:22 PM   #6
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Absolutely no idea I'm afraid, as I mentioned 6 months ago I hadn't tried it, still haven't. I have no need for this program, I was just pointing the original poster to something that I had found.

Sorry I can't be of more help.

samac
 
Old 03-16-2010, 01:32 AM   #7
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Another tut: http://www.xstore.co.za/wordpress/?p=505
 
Old 03-16-2010, 07:10 PM   #8
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I was able to repackage the SDK a while back into a slackbuild on Slack 12.2 but thought it was a very hackish attempt. I didn't really use it that much anyways so I deleted it.
 
Old 07-24-2011, 06:29 PM   #9
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And yet another tut. This one for Slackware 64 13.37:

http://duganchen.ca/installing-adobe...ckware64-13-37
 
  


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