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Old 03-30-2009, 03:56 PM   #1
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Trying to install AIM for Linux on my box


Many in my family use iChat for video communication on their Macs. I would like to be able to join in on this.

I've found that Ekiga does not use the same network/protocols as iChat, and PidGin does not support video. As much as I don't want to do it, the only way to get it to work may be to download and install AIM for Linux ( http://download.aim.com/client/68 ).

When I attempt to install the RPM it lists the dependencies I need:
Code:
        libgdk-1.2.so.0 is needed by aim-1.5.286-1.i386
        libglib-1.2.so.0 is needed by aim-1.5.286-1.i386
        libgmodule-1.2.so.0 is needed by aim-1.5.286-1.i386
        libgtk-1.2.so.0 is needed by aim-1.5.286-1.i386
        libstdc++-libc6.1-1.so.2 is needed by aim-1.5.286-1.i386
I resolved libglib and libgmodule by installing glib, and libgtk and libgdk by installing gtk+.
The last library (libstdc++-libc6) is still required. I have installed all of the yum packages for my system
Code:
yum list|grep libstdc
compat-libstdc++-296.i386                2.96-139               installed       
compat-libstdc++-33.i386                 3.2.3-62               installed       
libstdc++.i386                           4.1.2-33               installed       
libstdc++-devel.i386                     4.1.2-33               installed
but the dependency still fails:
Code:
rpm -Uvh aim-1.5.286-1.i386.rpm 
error: Failed dependencies:
        libstdc++-libc6.1-1.so.2 is needed by aim-1.5.286-1.i386
What to do, oh what to do???
 
Old 03-30-2009, 04:45 PM   #2
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You can get the missing library from here
 
Old 03-31-2009, 07:15 PM   #3
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Yeah, after a bunch more research, I found that the library I was looking for (libstdc++-libc6.1-1.so.2) has been excluded by RedHat due to ancientness, and therefore I don't have it. I downloaded a 2.95 version of libstdc and installed. Voila, AIM successfully installed afterward.

Boo Hoo! The Linux version of AIM doesn't appear to have the video capabilities I was looking for, and provides nothing better than PidGin. So, after about 4 hours of work, I'm back to ground zero.
 
Old 03-31-2009, 11:59 PM   #4
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Or..... you can try kopete which supports both video and the AIM protocol.
cheers,
jdk
 
  


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