Short tutorial on how to install Adobe Air 2.x and TweetDeck on a 64bit Ubuntu Linux.
- Go to http://get.adobe.com/de/air/ and grab the latest 32bit version of Adobe Air, which is 2.5.1 when writing this. Select the .bin version in the dropdown below.
- Grab a copy of getlibs from here. (local copy)
- Use GDebi to install the .deb or type in a terminal
sudo dpkg -i getlibs-all.deb
- Run getlibs and download the required libraries
sudo getlibs -l libnss3.so.1d libnssutil3.so.1d libsmime3.so.1d libssl3.so.1d \
libnspr4.so.0d libplc4.so.0d libplds4.so.0d libgnome-keyring.so libgnome-keyring.so.0 \
- Run ldconfig to update the necessary links to the shared libraries
- Make the downloaded Adobe Air Installer executable and install Adobe Air
sudo chmod +x AdobeAIRInstaller.bin
Now the installation of TweetDeck. The default installation path for TweetDeck is in /opt, which suits my preferences. Since the installer needs the right to write to the installation directory (really! ), I create a new subfolder and change the ownership of it my user.
- Create directory and change ownership
sudo mkdir /opt/TweetDeck
sudo chown $USER /opt/TweetDeck
- Go to http://www.tweetdeck.com/desktop/, click the “Install TweetDeck” Button and change the installation path to /opt/TweetDeck. If you don’t have flash installed/enabled, download the .air file from here.
- If you’re not running Gnome or KDE, take a look at this small script to make TweetDeck start without error. When you followed this tutorial, you have to make a small change to the script. Replace the line
- Follow me in your fresh installed TweetDeck on 64Bit Ubuntu.