Being an uber-geek, running a standard linux distro just isn’t enough excitement for me. For my business’s server, I run Gentoo linux. I use it mostly for subversion, but I also wanted to try out some AIR apps on it. The first hurdle to overcome was that AIR is a 32-bit app and my Gentoo install is 64-bit. I needed to emerge two libraries to get the necessary 32-bit versions of them.
I tried running the standard AIR installer for linux, but got stuck when it said that I could only install on debian based systems like Ubuntu.
To get around this, download the AIR-SDK: http://www.adobe.com/products/air/tools/sdk/
I untar’d it to AIR-SDK in my home folder.
cd ~/AIR-SDK<br />
tar -xvjf ~/air_1.5_sdk.tbz2
Next, I downloaded WCAP Pro and unzipped it to AIR-APPS/wcap
unzip WCAPPro.air -d ~/AIR-APPS/wcap
Finally, I created a desktop shortcut to run as the root user and setup my icon for it.
I had tried to run it as a normal user, but the system would only work when I ran it as root. I’m not quite sure yet why it requires root access to work correctly.