As is to be expected with installing or upgrading any operating system, there might be a few speed bumps along the road. I recently updated one of my laptops to run the latest Fedora 11, Leonidas, and have been spending time re-installing software that I want to use. One thing that I ended up using quite a bit was Adobe AIR with Tweetdeck, a Twitter client. Adobe is kind enough to provide an Adobe AIR for Linux.
Installing Adobe AIR should be relatively trivial, but I ran into some roadblocks that you might be experiencing, and had some recollection of my experience with F10, so I thought I’d post them here.
- Run the installer as the root user or with sudo
- I found in several sources that creating a ~/.airinstall.log file will output the (inevitable) error messages in (somewhat) greater detail somewhere
- If you get such errors, and you see something about rpmbuild, you may need to install the rpm-build package
- If you get more errors, you might find something that whines about librpmbuild.so and librpmbuild-4.7.so I noticed that there was already a librpmbuild.so.0.0.0 in /usr/lib, so I took a gamble and created a symlink to librpmbuild.so and attempted to reinstall.
Doing these 4 things managed to get Adobe AIR to install in Fedora 11, so hopefully it will work for you, too.