6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 24, 2011 3:00 AM by industrial3 RSS

    Installing AIR SDK on Ubuntu?

    industrial3

      Hi everyone,

       

      I am about to pull my hair off. I have tried to spent the complete  morning to install the Adobe AIR SDK on my Ubuntu machine and it just  won't work.

       

      The runtime version is already installed and have verified it to be working with various  apps.

       

      I have Googled like never before to get a solution by myself,  before asking here and have so far been able to find two tutorials (this and this) which I've followed the instructions of to end up with the same result;

       

       

      Typing adl in the terminal ends up with Runtime not found being thrown.

       

      What can I do?

       

      Thanks!

        • 1. Re: Installing AIR SDK on Ubuntu?
          sundeep.maithani Community Member

          Hi

          Are you sure that the SDK has been downloaded properly?

           

          One way to get SDK working on Ubuntu would be:

          1. Download the SDK to a folder ( say: /home/sundeep/AIRSDK )

          2. Launch the terminal (gnome-terminal) and change directory to the above folder using the following command:

          cd /home/sundeep/AIRSDK

          3. Untar the tar ball using the following command:

          tar -xvf AdobeAIRSDK.tar

           

          4. Go to bin folder :

          cd bin

          5. Launch adl:

          ./adl

           

           

          Hope this works for you.

           

          Sundeep

          AIR Team

          • 2. Re: Installing AIR SDK on Ubuntu?
            industrial3 Community Member

            Hi Sundeep,


            Thanks for your support!


            Yep - SDK downloaded properly, tried to download and retry install multiple times before posting here.


            I followed your instructions and was able to run the ADL following your  instructions, but only when specifying the complete path to the ADL;

            "/home/AdobeAIRSDK/bin/adt "


            Is it possible to install it properly, so I can call the adl command from whatever dir without specifying the complete path to the folder as shown above?

             

             

            Thanks

            • 3. Re: Installing AIR SDK on Ubuntu?
              sundeep.maithani Community Member

              Hi

              To be able to use ADL and ADT commands from anywhere you have to modify your $PATH variable to include the directory where you have downloaded the SDK.

               

              1. Launch terminal

              2. Open .bashrc file for editing:

              vim .barshrc

              3. Scroll down and add the following line:

              export ${PATH}:/home/AdobeAIRSDK/bin

              4. Save the file

              5. Close your terminal and launch again.

               

              Hope that helps !

               

              Sundeep

              AIR Team

              • 4. Re: Installing AIR SDK on Ubuntu?
                industrial3 Community Member

                Hi again,

                 

                I think we're getting closer!


                I had to use a slightly different syntax in my Ubuntu install to avoid errors;

                export PATH=$PATH:"/home/AdobeAIRSDK/bin/"

                 

                Unfortunately, the above setting gives the very same errors I mentioned earlier. (Runtime not found (No such file or directory) & Unable to access jarfile /bin/../lib/adt.jar).

                 

                Setting PATH to the what is shown below does however make ADL & ADT commands to work, but unfortunately killed pretty much every terminal command that I'd tried...

                export PATH=:"/home/AdobeAIRSDK/bin/"

                 

                Any suggestion?

                • 5. Re: Installing AIR SDK on Ubuntu?
                  sundeep.maithani Community Member

                  Hi

                   

                  Strange! For me adding the following lines is doing the trick:

                   

                  > export PATH=$PATH:/home/AdobeAIRSDK/bin/

                   

                  Let me dig deeper in and see if I can find something that can be causing the issue on your machine.

                   

                  After you have modified the PATH variable can you share what the ouput of the following command is:

                  >echo $PATH

                   

                  -Thanks

                  Sundeep

                  AIR Team

                  • 6. Re: Installing AIR SDK on Ubuntu?
                    industrial3 Community Member

                    Hi Sundeep,

                     

                    Thanks a lot for your time and efforts.

                     

                    I tried a longshot in my .bashrc file:

                    export PATH=~/AdobeAIRSDK/bin:"${PATH}"

                     

                    It works! I had to move the AdobeAIRSDK-folder into my user folder though. No idea why this work and not the former ones. Let me know if you have any ideas - could be information gold worth for the future!

                     

                     

                    Again - thanks a lot for your support!