I realize this isn't exactly a mac problem (although it probably could be) but I am trying to install AIM on a linux machine that I do not have root privelages for. The website says that I can but I don't quite understand the directions, can someone give me the commands step by step? It shouldn't be to hard. This is the directions I need interpreting of: "If you use the .tgz build, do "tar -zxvf file" on it, then move the usr/local/lib/aim directory to your home directory. Set a variable LD_LIBRARY_PATH to point to the usr/local/lib directory (or move the files inside that to another directory, and point to that). AIM will be found in usr/local/bin/aim." Thanks a bunch.