So after giving Gwibber an honest try for a few months, I’ve decided it’s time to move back to DestroyTwitter for my tweeting needs. Unfortunately, earlier in the year when I completely denounced Adobe products (specifically Flash) I went ahead and completely removed Air from my system. But alas, I forgot how the hell I got it installed on a 64-bit Ubuntu system the last time. Luckily, I found the blog post I used, and subsequently wrote a BASH script to automate the process completely. The original blog post can be found on Marco Valente’s blog and my script is as follows:

#!/bin/bash
#
# Adobe Air Installer for Ubuntu 64-bit Systems
#
# Pretty sure the name says it all, but if not, here's some more detail. Adobe
# Air is currently only supported on 32-bit Linux systems. Because of this you
# have to jump through some hoops to get it running. Specifically, you need to
# install 32-bit libraries to satisfy the dependencies of Adobe Air. This
# particular script makes it as easy as running a single script.
#
# Based on the steps outlined at
# http://marco.valente.co.za/articles/install-adobe-air-onto-ubuntu-64bit
#
# @author Josh Sherman
# @url	http://joshtronic.com

# Must run as root!
if [[ $EUID -ne 0 ]]; then
    echo "This script must be run as root" 1>&2
    exit 1
fi

# Preps our directories
cd /tmp
mkdir adobe-air-installer-ubuntu-64
cd adobe-air-installer-ubuntu-64

# Pulls down the lovely Getlibs package
wget http://frozenfox.freehostia.com/cappy/getlibs-all.deb

# Installs Getlibs
dpkg -i getlibs-all.deb

# Installs our dependencies
apt-get install lib32asound2 lib32gcc1 lib32ncurses5 lib32stdc++6 lib32z1 libc6 libc6-i386 lib32nss-mdns

getlibs -l libnss3.so.1d --yes
getlibs -l libnssutil3.so.1d --yes
getlibs -l libsmime3.so.1d --yes
getlibs -l libssl3.so.1d --yes
getlibs -l libnspr4.so.0d --yes
getlibs -l libplc4.so.0d --yes
getlibs -l libplds4.so.0d --yes
getlibs -l libgnome-keyring.so --yes
getlibs -l libgnome-keyring.so.0 --yes
getlibs -l libgnome-keyring.so.0.1.1 --yes

# Pulls down the Adobe Air .bin installed
wget http://airdownload.adobe.com/air/lin/download/latest/AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

# Installs Adobe Air
chmod +x AdobeAIRInstaller.bin
./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

# Copies over the Adobe Cert Store library
# This is commented out as the file was not present on my Ubuntu 10.04 system
#sudo cp /usr/lib/libadobecertstore.so /usr/lib32

# Cleans up our mess
cd /tmp
rm /tmp/adobe-air-installer-ubuntu-64 -rf