View Full Version : How to run AIM 1.5.286 from the live CD

10-17-2003, 09:36 PM
Download the tgz distribution (not the deb distribution) from www.aim.com (http://www.aim.com/get_aim/linux/latest_linux.adp) into the knoppix home directory (/home/knoppix).

Open a terminal (e.g. xterm), and:

tar xvpzf aim-1.5.286.tgz
ln -s /usr/lib/libstdc++-3-libc6.2-2-2.10.0.so usr/lib/libstdc++-libc6.1-1.so.2
alias aim='LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$HOME/usr/lib ~/usr/bin/aim --install_dir ~/usr/lib/aim'
ln -s /usr/bin/play esdplay

Type aim to start the client.

Tested on KNOPPIX V3.3 2003-09-24-EN.

Instead of linking /usr/bin/play to esdplay, you might try making an esdplay script:

echo "`/bin/date +%T` `/usr/bin/basename $1`"
exec /usr/bin/play --silent "$@"