June 10, 2012 Twitter client for Ubuntu

After searching for twitter client for Ubuntu I have stopped my choice on Spaz. Spaz is twitter client that works with Adobe Air. IMHO it is the best twitter client for Linux

My Spaz looks like this:

Unfortunately Adobe Air isn't supported any more for Linux. Nevertheless last accessible version rather stably works together with Spaz. How to install Spaz for Ubuntu?

First of all it is necessary to install Adobe Air. If you want to install it on 64 bit system it is necessary to install ia32-libs. It is possible to make this whith command bellow in Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs

Then you will be able to download and install Adobe Air

cd /tmp
wget http://airdownload.adobe.com/air/lin/download/2.6/AdobeAIRInstaller.bin
chmod +x AdobeAIRInstaller.bin
sudo ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

Now it is possible to start Adobe AIR Application Installer and then you need to choose file SpazAIR.air for installation. Probably there will be an error: "Sorry, an error has occured. Adobe AIR could not be installed. Install either Gnome Keyring or KDE KWallet before installing Adobe AIR." In this case we will do the following:

locate libgnome-keyring.so
/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libgnome-keyring.so.0
/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libgnome-keyring.so.0.2.0
/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgnome-keyring.so.0
/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgnome-keyring.so.0.2.0

Let's create symbolic links, according to the previous results:

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgnome-keyring.so.0 \
/usr/lib/libgnome-keyring.so.0
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgnome-keyring.so.0.2.0 \
/usr/lib/libgnome-keyring.so.0.2.0

Then we will try to install Spaz through Adobe AIR Application Installer again. After successful installation we will delete earlier created symbolic links for Adobe AIR::

sudo rm /usr/lib/libgnome-keyring.so.0
sudo rm /usr/lib/libgnome-keyring.so.0.2.0

After Spaz was successfully installed it will be necessary to authorize it in Twitter and after that it is possible to use Twitter client for Ubuntu.

P.S. The given way of installation approaches not only for Ubuntu, but also for any other Linux systems

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