How to install Adobe Air and TweetDeck on Ubuntu 10.10 64Bit

Short tutorial on how to install Adobe Air 2.x and TweetDeck on a 64bit Ubuntu Linux.

  1. 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.
  2. Grab a copy of getlibs from here. (local copy)
  3. Use GDebi to install the .deb or type in a terminal

    sudo dpkg -i getlibs-all.deb

  4. 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
    libgnome-keyring.so.0.1.1

  5. Run ldconfig to update the necessary links to the shared libraries

    sudo ldconfig

  6. Make the downloaded Adobe Air Installer executable and install Adobe Air

    sudo chmod +x AdobeAIRInstaller.bin
    sudo ./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.

  1. Create directory and change ownership

    sudo mkdir /opt/TweetDeck
    sudo chown $USER /opt/TweetDeck

  2. 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.
  3. 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

    DIRNAME=”/opt/TweetDeck/bin”

    with

    DIRNAME=”/opt/TweetDeck/TweetDeck/bin”

  4. Follow me in your fresh installed TweetDeck on 64Bit Ubuntu. :)

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