I've tried the .bin file approach and the .tar.bz2 file approach and neither works.
When I invoke acroread, I get
/usr/bin/acroread: 22: exec: /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread: not found
Perhaps it's a 32-bit applications running on a 64-bit machine?
to install some packegs to Ubuntu, you should select .deb file. (because Ubuntu is baced on Debian.)
if your Ubuntu is 64bit, you must install ia32-libs as below
$ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs
I found this instruction for adobe air but there are old and links for the library is broken
I wish there were stelp by step command line somewhere, I have the exact same problem it says file not found and yes I am installing a 32-bit file on a 32 bit Ubuntu 12.04LTS