Hi guys, I wonder if any of you have any experience running applications which use Adobe Air? I have searched about, and installed/uninstalled using various ‘methods’ including advice from Adobe’s own useless website, openSuse SDB, and other blogs. I have also, of course, installed it via the repo. No matter how I install, when I try to install an app afterwards, AIR accepts the instruction to install it, ask me for a directory (default is /opt), and then gives a screen with the new app’s title and it just stops there. I have tried different apps, to eliminate the possibility that it is the new app causing the problems.
Just by chance, I happened to have a test install of Mint16 lying about, I tried it on there and the install went flawlessly. I am aware that Adobe no longer ‘supports’ AIR for linux. I must confess that I loathe Adobe (far more than I do Microsoft!)
Doubly frustrating, is that I cannot find any way of finding where the problems lie, If I launch the Adobe app installer from CLI, no info is given, aside from a GTKwarning:
linux-wfk4:~ # Adobe\ AIR\ Application\ Installer
(The spaces in the command, I think show just how committed Adobe are to helping linux users)
(Adobe AIR Application Installer:11454): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "adwaita",
I have tried as root and as normal user.
It launches a file manager screen, for me to choose the .air app I want:
Then a brief ‘preparing to install’ GUI…
Then an install confirmation screen…
Then a confirm directory screen (I have tried install to directories other than the default, suggested /opt
Then it hangs, like this:
No info or error message is shown in the terminal.
Here are some of the sites I have consulted…
These sites advise the installation of various libraries etc and linking them to various places. How can I tell what it is that AIR is lacking? Does it log errors anywhere? Is there a debug mode or command options that I have somehow missed?