Some of you might already know, but some may be not, to get an aquarium on our lubuntu console/terminal, we are going to run a program called asciiquarium (ascii aquarium), asciiquarium is console/text based animation program.
Unfortunately we cannot use apt-get command to install asciiquarium, we need to download manually the binary and compile the required perl library, but don't worry it's not that hard to do, just follow my instructions you'll be fine.
Step by step how to install aquarium (asciiquarium) on lubuntu
- install libcurses-perl package
sudo apt-get install libcurses-perl
tar -zxvf Term-Animation-2.4.tar.gz
perl Makefile.PL && make && make test
sudo make install
NOTE: if the 'make' command is not recognize, you need to install first
sudo apt-get install make
tar -zxvf asciiquarium.tar.gz
NOTE: assume that the directory of asciiquarium is called asciiquarium_1.1
chmod +x asciiquarium
sudo cp asciiquarium /usr/local/bin/
Congratulation now you have your own personal aquarium inside your lubuntu console/terminal, pretty cool huh? go ahead show to your parents and make them proud.
How to have more fun
You can go to fullscreen mode and run asciiquarium so that you can have fullscreen aquarium, simply press CTRL + ALT + F1 (or choose from F2 to F6), login with your username and password, run asciiquarium, to exit fullscreen press CTRL + ALT + F7.
~ have fun ~