Installing Adobe Air 2.6 on 64bit Linux Mint / Ubuntu

Ok so since adobe decided to pull support for AIR on linux a while back, it made it a bit difficult for Linux users to use programs that require adobe air. We were forced to only depend on Ver 2.6, hence that was the last Linux compatible release.

Anyway, this is to help people install it on a 64bit version of Linux. Im not exactly sure, but i believe it is pretty much straight forward on 32bit. So i shall show you the steps to get this installed.(The link to adobe air 2.6 for linux is provided below)

1.) We need to download the Adobe Air 2.6 runtime installer for Linux. Which can be found here.

4.) We need to now install a few things, by typing in “sudo apt-get install libhal-storage1 libgnome-keyring0 lib32nss-mdns”  <— lib32nss-mdns was the only file i didn’t have installed. It might be different for you.

5.) Make sure libgnome-keyring0:i386 is installed with “sudo apt-get install libgnome-keyring0:i386

6.) So now we need to link your 32bit to your /usr/bin with this command. “sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/ /usr/lib/″

7.) Now we need to make the AdobeAIRInstaller.bin executable with “sudo chmod +x AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

8.) Then we run the installer with “sudo ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

This should start the installer and install it with no problems.

I hope this helps you out, and of course if you have questions, or you are still missing some libraries, let me know. I will be glad to provide more assistance.


29 comments on “Installing Adobe Air 2.6 on 64bit Linux Mint / Ubuntu

  1. orkultus says:

    OK so, 32bit wasn’t as straight forward as i thought. you need to “ln” two things, like so ” sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/ /usr/lib/ ” .. then ” sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/ /usr/lib/ ” …then you can “sudo ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin”

    Hope this helps.


    • Sinan Talebi says:

      My dofus installation says “This installation of this application is damaged. Try re-installing or contacting the publisher for assistance.” when i click play

      • orkultus says:

        Ok so i have seen a simular error with Dofus before.. Let me check out the install on my Desktop for yah.


      • orkultus says:

        So i seem to be getting the same problem, and im not sure why it is doing that. Cause i load Wakfu just fine. Unless Dofus is requiring a newer version of Adobe Air, this has baffled me. I have been searching google for any information, but no one seems have any posts about it. I will keep looking.


  2. manny says:

    I think Wakfu went with JAVA because they didn’t want to depend too much on Adobe.

    dofus is older so still depends on adobe.

  3. manny says:

    hmm, someone here got dofus running by linking it to steam:

    • orkultus says:

      Well, interesting. I thank you for sharing that with me. I missed playing that game. I will try to sit down soon, and follow these steps myself.


  4. Ocean says:

    This worked like a charm on Linux Mint 15, 64 bit. Thanks. 🙂

  5. servelin says:

    Hello, i had a problem trying this. Im using Linux Mint 15 MATE.

    lucas@lucas-POSITIVO-MOBILE ~ $ sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/ /usr/lib/
    ln: failed to create symbolic link ‘/usr/lib/’: File exists
    lucas@lucas-POSITIVO-MOBILE ~ $ ls
    AdobeAIRInstaller.bin Documentos Imagens Música Vídeos
    Área de Trabalho Downloads Modelos Público
    lucas@lucas-POSITIVO-MOBILE ~ $ sudo ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin
    /tmp/air.Y9U2tE/setup: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    What should i do?
    Thanks ^_^

    • orkultus says:

      I would first check to see if you have libgtk2.0-0,libgtk2.0-common, and libgtk2.0-dev installed. I think this old adobe air package is slowing going obsolete for our later versions of Linux. Im sure that pretty soon we wont even be able to have any sort of adobe air installed in Linux.


    • orkultus says: is provided by libgtk2.0-0


      • I had to do:

        sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-0:i386

        and then link the x11 file under the requested name:

        cd /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu
        sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/

    • run this in terminal:

      sudo apt-get install ia32-libs-gtk libglib2.0-dev

      it works for me. I have Linux Mint 15 MATE too.

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  7. Michael says:


    thank you very much for this run through. I just installed Adobe Air on Ubuntu 13.04 64bit successfully.

    thank you again

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  9. Thanks for your help, managed to resolve an with the final version of Adobe air with sudo apt-get install ia32-libs-gtk libglib2.0-dev

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  11. Eric Farmer says:

    I need Adobe Air for a particular software I wanted. Thank you for your guide. It was very helpful.

  12. kikileperdu says:

    Big kiss! It finally works!!

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