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Installing Scratch 2.0 Offline Editor on Debian (Linux)

Date: 30 August 2013 Author: Sjoerd Dirk Categories: Scratch 15


These instructions are for 32-bits versions of Debian/Ubuntu. Please visit this site for installing on 64-bits versions:

Download Adobe Air 2.6 via this link.

Open a terminal as root and go to the folder in which you’ve downloaded Adobe Air.

Execute the following commands (found on this page):

chmod +x AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

Depending on the result of the second command execute the following command (if necessary adjust the path) in the folder in which you’ve downloaded Adobe Air:

LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

Adobe Air 2.6 is being installed in /opt/Adobe AIR/Versions/1.0.

Download Scratch 2.0 Offline Editor via this link (under ‘Optional Download’, step 2).

Execute the following command to install Scratch 2.0 Offline Editor:

/opt/Adobe\ AIR/Versions/1.0/Adobe\ AIR\ Application\ Installer /{absolute path to downloadfolder}/Scratch.air

To start Scratch 2.0 Offline Editor execute the following command (or make a shortcut for it) (not as root):

/opt/Scratch\ 2/bin/Scratch\ 2
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15 Comments: "Installing Scratch 2.0 Offline Editor on Debian (Linux)"

  1. Published by: mobluse Date: 05 September 2013

    This worked for me in Ubuntu Linux 10.04 and 12.04. Thanks!

  2. Published by: Jordi Binefa Date: 06 September 2013

    Thank you and congratulations ! . It works.

  3. Published by: Manel Sales Date: 06 September 2013

    Thank you, worked in Xubuntu 13.04!

  4. Published by: GEP Date: 07 December 2013

    Does this work on the Raspberry Pi? If so, can you include the steps for people who don’t know how to navigate linux.

    1. Published by: Sjoerd Dirk Date: 08 December 2013

      I don’t think so, because Scratch 2 Offline uses Adobe Air. And I don’t think you can’t get Adobe Air to work on a RPi.

  5. Published by: Connor Date: 05 July 2014

    Im running Debian on a RPI. When I enter the third command i get this error:

    -bash: ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin: cannot execute binary file.


    1. Published by: Sjoerd Dirk Date: 05 July 2014

      AFAIK Scratch 2 doesn’t run on an RPi. You have to use Scratch 1.4 on it. Scratch 2 uses Flash and that doesn’t work on the RPi.

  6. Published by: DPR Date: 23 July 2014

    Attempting to install 7-2014
    Following message
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Package ia32-libs is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source

    1. Published by: Sjoerd Dirk Date: 23 July 2014

      I assume you’re using a 64-bit Ubuntu 13.10. I found on the internet that the ia32-libs package isn’t available anymore in this version of Ubuntu.
      I’m sorry, but I don’t know how to fix this.

      If anybody knows a solution, please post it in the comments.

      1. Published by: Sjoerd Dirk Date: 02 August 2014

        I’ve found this site about installing Scratch 2.0 on Ubuntu 64-bits:

      2. Published by: Sing Date: 18 January 2015

        I have 14.01 version of ubuntu, this works ia32bit works.

  7. Published by: J Lopez Date: 23 October 2014

    Worked fine with my Ubuntu 10.04
    Last instruction replaced by rigth mouse clik (“Open with Adobe Air installer”).

    Thanks a lot !

  8. Published by: Peter Allott Date: 31 January 2015

    I have Sratch 2 v431a going on Ubunt 14.10 (64 bit) using wine 1.7

    Only one issue I need to remove the old version and down load a new Windows version by hand before version updates will take. I feel sure this is easy to fix but my workround works so I have not investigated

  9. Published by: Jojobarbar Date: 27 June 2015

    It doesn’t work on Ubuntu 14.04 lts
    Can somebody help me ?

    1. Published by: Sjoerd Dirk Date: 09 July 2015

      I’m sorry. I don’t use Ubuntu 14.04.