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Remote install of Air Runtime and Air APP on Linux without keyboard

Jan 31, 2011 3:01 PM

Hi All,


We are running Air Runtime 1.5 on a custom Linux OS (based around Debian) which is being used on our Digital Signage computer control boxes. Recently we needed to update the Air App that is being used to display our signage content on a box that was on the other side of the country. The final step of the update required the boxes 'root" password to be entered by someone at the box, not ideal, not practical and not something we want to do with thousands of boxes, but all updated fine.


My question is, how we can do the whole install/unistall/update process of both the Air Runtime (if we so choose) and the Air App on boxes located anyhwhere in the world from our head office in Melbourne without needing someone at the other end with a keyboard entering critical passwords and so forth? I have researched the "Silent Install" but I am stll not sure if that covers both Air Runtime and Air Apps or whether that is in fact the right approach?


I look forward to hearing all your replies, so I can move on confidently with Adobe Air.





  • Chris Campbell
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    Feb 7, 2011 12:41 PM   in reply to tjay99

    Hi Tim,

    I think you're on the right track here.  I'd go with a silent install approach (which is available for both the runtime and application install.)  However, you'll first want to complete our redistribution agreement so you can redistribute the runtime and use the runtime to perform a semi silent install.  Once you've done that you'll get a link with detailed command line documentation. 


    You'll probably end up doing something like:


    sudo "/Adobe AIR Installer" -silent -eulaAccepted "/MyApp.air"


    That command will elevate privledges and then install both the runtime files and the .air application in silent mode. It also works if the runtime files are already installed.



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    May 5, 2011 12:20 AM   in reply to tjay99



    I'm afraid this is a known issue (internal bug #2832964) in AIR. This workflow is currently not supported in AIR.





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    May 5, 2011 9:21 PM   in reply to tjay99

    There is an enhancement request to support this workflow, though it is currently unclear which exact release will include this feature.




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