How to install Adobe Air in Ubuntu 11.4 64-bit

Have you ever tried to install Adobe Air in Ubuntu. I’ve installed Ubuntu 11.4 64bit and I find 64-bit binaries of AIR are not currently available. Right now Adobe AIR is only officially available for 32-bit Linux.
Installing Adobe AIR 64-bit on Ubuntu can be quite tricky if you’re not quite familiar with the commands and if you’re new to Linux/Ubuntu. So for the sake of those users, I’m sharing this short step-by-step tutorial on how to install Adobe AIR 64-bit on Ubuntu.

Install Adobe AIR in Ubuntu
Install Adobe AIR in Ubuntu

  1. Download the Adobe AIR installer
  2. In a terminal window go to the directory containing the adobeair.deb file then create adobe-air-x64 folder with command:
    mkdir adobe-air-x64
  3. Extract the deb file to the adobe-air-x64 folder:
    dpkg-deb -x adobeair.deb adobe-air-x64
  4. Extract the control files:
    dpkg-deb --control adobeair.deb adobe-air-x64/DEBIAN
  5. Change the Architecture parameter from “i386″ to “all”:
    sed -i "s/i386/all/" adobe-air-x64/DEBIAN/control
  6. Package the 64-bit deb file:
    dpkg -b adobe-air-x64 adobeair-all.deb

Now you can install Adobe AIR on a 64-bit system by running adobeair-all.deb file.
Note: Some AIR application not works correct in Adobe AIR 64-bit.

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