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Linux install

System Requirements

To install and run AIR your development environment must meet these minimum requirements:

  • Linux
  • 1.3GB free disk space (for the AIR SDK and does not include other tools)
  • A version of Java 11 JDK

Download the SDK

  1. Download the latest release bundle of the AIR SDK:
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For older versions see the SDK releases page.

  1. Extract the bundle in the desired location, for example:
cd ~/sdks/air
unzip ~/Downloads/

Set your Environment

Next you will want to add the AIR SDK tools to your path so you can execute the build commands.

  1. Permanently adding the path will depend on the shell you are using on your machine. Typing echo $SHELL in your Terminal will generally tell you which sheel you are using and then you can edit the rc file for that shell type, the most common types are:
  • /bin/bash: Edit the .bash_profile or .bashrc file
  • /bin/zsh: Edit the .zshrc file
  1. Once you have determined the shell type add the following changing the [AIR_SDK_PATH] to be the path you extracted the AIR SDK to above:
export PATH="${PATH}":"${AIR_HOME}/bin"
  1. Run source ~/.<rc file> or start a new Terminal window to refresh the environment.

  2. Verify the AIR SDK bin directory is in your path by running:

echo $PATH

Verify you can access the AIR SDK commands by running:

which adt adl

You can check the version of the AIR SDK by running

adt -version


You must make sure you have version of Java 11 installed and that your JAVA_HOME environment variable is set to the JDK’s folder.