Tweetdeck on 64bit Ubuntu Llinux

Tweetdeck is a very powerful twitter client which is written in the rather nifty Adobe Air framework. Unfortunately the air platform does not yet have support for 64-bit Linux. I imagine it will come along once flash 10 for 64 bit Linux comes out of beta. There is a rather long tutorial on how to work around the limitations and run it in 32-bit mode on 64-bit linux right here but that isn’t enough to run tweetdeck. You’ll also need to pull down a copy of 32 bit libgnome-keyring to allow it to access your keyring.

wget http://ubuntu.interlegis.gov.br/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gnome-keyring/libgnome-keyring0_2.22.2-0ubuntu1_i386.deb
ar x libgnome-keyring0_2.22.2-0ubuntu1_i386.deb data.tar.gz
tar -xzvf data.tar.gz
cp usr/lib/* /usr/lib32/
On a related note it is a shame that the default Air page is so pedestrian. I am filled with no excitement upon visiting it.