How to Uninstall Adobe Air Applications on Ubuntu?
Don’t worry if it is already not installed, any application you try to install will automatically do it for you or at least ask you to have it installed.
Now the question is how do you uninstall Adobe Air Applications. Uninstalling air applications involve different steps on different OS.
Removing Air Apps on Ubuntu (Linux):
- Download the application in question again and save the file on your desktop.
- Go to Applications ->Accessories ->’Adobe Air Application Installer’ and browse to the file you downloaded.
- On the prompt screen, select uninstall.
- That’s it. The application will be removed.
- Go to ‘Applications -> Add/Remove Programs’ and search for the program name you are planning to remove. e.g. Friendfeed, TweetDeck etc.
- Just un-check the box for the application in question.
- Hit Apply and confirm.
- That’s it. The application will be removed the way any other application on Linux is removed. Cool huh…
- UPDATE: Starting Ubuntu 9.10 onwards, you can uninstall Adobe Air applications from Ubuntu Software Center itself. No need to search for package or anything.
- Hit the terminal.
- Enter ‘sudo dpkg -S /opt/*’ (without quotes).
- You will get an output like this:
adobeair1.0: /opt/Adobe AIR
com.seesmic.desktop.client.d89f32799270693bef34aaa36e9b2632b59240fa.1: /opt/Seesmic Desktop
com.nyt.timesreader.78c54164786ade80cb31e1c5d95607d0938c987a.1: /opt/Times Reader
- Enter ‘sudo dpkg -P tweetdeckfast.f9107117265db7542c1a806c8db837742ce14c21.1′ for example to uninstall TweetDeck.
- You will see the output like this:
(Reading database … 117955 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing tweetdeckfast.f9107117265db7542c1a806c8db837742ce14c21.1 …
- That’s it. Any application can be uninstalled by copy and pasting the required location from the output received in step 3.
A little explanation about the commands I used is mentioned below:
- dpkg: provides the information about applications. (Debian Package)
- /opt/*: provides information about all applications in ‘opt’ directory.
- Enter ‘dpkg –help’ in the terminal to get complete list of commands you can use related to packages installed on your Linux machine.