LimeWire 2.8.5 Standard/Pro Under IRIX


Apparently an OS/2 distribution of LimeWire 2.8.5 Pro (the latest version as I write this) can be made to run under IRIX.

Initially I had problems getting this working though it turns out that Java debug variables I'd set up for another project caused the random crashes. All is now working well, and I've been able to download several files.

For the Pro version, download the package

Extract and run the package:

unzip -d LimeWire cd LimeWire java -jar RunLime.jar

My test environment:

[Mika:~] neko 107% uname -aR IRIX64 Mika 6.5 6.5.18f 10151453 IP28

[Mika:~] neko 108% java -version
java version "1.4.0"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.4.0-mtibuild_19_sep_2002_19_12)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.4.0-mtibuild_19_sep_2002_19_12, mixed mode)

setenv JAVA_HOME /usr/java2
setenv JAVA_PATH /usr/java2
setenv JDK_HOME /usr/java2
setenv JRE_HOME /usr/java2
set path=($path ${JAVA_HOME}/bin)

Additionally the Linux version of LimeWire will work without modification (run it using the same 'java -jar' method shown above). You can download the "no installer" version from

Try it out and let me know how it goes!


Well, it's not quite limewire, but here's what I do for my P2P...
first, I have 5 machines in my office (1 XP, 1 FreeBSD, 1 OpenBSD, 1 Linux, and my 1 SGI O2). My O2 is the only desktop hooked up to a my setup is this...

1) Install KaZaA Lite on the linux box, via wine
2) Add the linux box to my display list (xhost +hostname)
3) Setup SSHD on the linux box (well ok it was already setup)
4) Make a small bash script to setup the DISPLAY env variable and run kazaa via wine (optional but easiser)

Now from an aterm on my SGI I can run
ssh -f kraze ~/bins/kazaa

It prompts for my password, then goes into the background, and a second or two later, voila, KaZaa ready and working on my SGI (sorta)

I also do this with Mozilla (well, Phoenix actually) because it's actually more responsive to run mozilla remotely and display it on the SGI than it is to actually run it on the SGI...

Maybe this will be of help, if you have questions on the setup, feel free to email me

Hate to follow up my own post but, I just gave LimeWire a shot and it's been working fine (albeit a little slow interface-wise...slow cpu I guess)...I've ran a couple searches, grabbed a couple files, and it all works...

bcs@wish:~$ uname -aR
IRIX wish 6.5 6.5.18m 10151453 IP32
bcs@wish:~$ /usr/java2/bin/java -version
java version "1.4.0"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.4.0-mtibuild_19_sep_2002_19_12)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.4.0-mtibuild_19_sep_2002_19_12, mixed mode)

I'll have to admit I used the linux zip distribution of LimeWire Pro, rather than the OS/2 version - runs fine under Java2 131 :-)

Same style of operation tho' "java -jar limewire.jar"

It's been stable for hours at a time :-)

IRIX 6.5.14f on an Indy R4400 175/1meg 256ram


Thanks for the reports! I know at least one other person has the same problem with crashes that I have, but that is beginning to look like an isolated thing andI made a note above to that effect. BTW, does the Linux version work as-is from the LimeWire site? I'll have to give it a try when I get home from work.

Absolutely "as is" :-) It's a bit slow on the Indy, but the functionality is just the same as under Mac OS X 10.2.3 - i.e. stable and effective.


Okay I figured out what I'd done wrong ... I had a few environment variables set (JAVA_SIGNAL_HANDLER_HANG, THREADS_FLAG, JAVA_CORE_DUMP, JAVA_PRINT_CRASH_INFO) which were causing the crashes. Once these were commented out of my .cshrc everything worked perfectly, both the OS/2 "Pro" and Linux "Standard" installs. Thanks for the tips!

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