Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Installing & Using Adobe Air

Adobe AIR is a cross-operating system runtime that enables web developers to use their existing web development skills, code and tools to build and deploy rich web applications and content to the desktop.From: http://onair.adobe.com/air

To download Adobe Air, use the following command to download the .bin file from the official website:
wget http://airdownload.adobe.com/air/lin/download/1.5.2/AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

Before we can begin to install it, we need to apply the right permissions to it. Once that is done, we can then begin to install:
chmod +x AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

Once installed, you are ready to go!


  1. I have scoured the web for help on this. Hopefully, you can solve my problem. I can only install Adobe AIR using sudo. The same is true for AIR apps like TweetDeck or Seesmic. Finally, I can not get these applications to work unless I am logged in as root. What am I doing wrong? Any suggestions will be much appreciated.

  2. Hey,
    Before installing Adobe Air, you can run the command: chmod u+x filename.bin

    This command will then give your current (non-root) user the permissions to execute the file. It should then install as per-normal.

    This should solve your problem. If not, feel free to come back for advice!

  3. Thanks. Finally got it to work based on your notes. FYI - if you add ".2" after the 5 (1.5.2) in the wget url it will install the latest version.

    wget http://airdownload.adobe.com/air/lin/download/1.5.2/AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

  4. @The World's Greatest Guy
    Thankyou for that! I have now updated the post.

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