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Old 07-30-2003, 04:12 AM   #1
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amsn installation


hi

i downloaded this file and then i typed in the terminal


rpm -i name.rpm


but it doesnīt work ..... if i click on aMsn in the directory a scrip opens but not the programm! i tried to explain this problem and i hope you understand (i didnīt found sg in the search)


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Old 07-30-2003, 04:14 AM   #2
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Have you got the dependence file installed? I remember it needs a file but forgot the name. It would be better to post the result of rpm -i name.rpm
 
Old 07-30-2003, 04:20 AM   #3
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[root@***************** temp]# rpm -i amsn-0.71-1.noarch.rpm
Fehler: Failed dependencies:
tk >= 8.3 is needed by amsn-0.71-1
/usr/bin/wish is needed by amsn-0.71-1
 
Old 07-30-2003, 04:31 AM   #4
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Yes, that's the problem. You do not have the dependence files. You need the tcl/tk interpreter, version 8.3 or later. The web is http://tcl.sourceforge.net
Please see the FAQ from http://amsn.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 07-30-2003, 04:46 AM   #5
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hi which one i need? and i didnīt understand how to install it exactly! can you descirbe what i have to type in terminal? is it never mind in which directory i download it?

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Old 07-30-2003, 05:13 AM   #6
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Here is a post from the forum. I have never installed amsn, but I think they would be helpful. Also, you can try the "search" in the forum. There are already tens of threads about amsn.

Good luck and I'll also see if I have time to have a try
Quote:
Originally posted by ereeno
Here's what i did when i installed amsn (i'm new to this too)

went to http://www.tcl.tk/software/tcltk/downloadnow84.html to get the packages. to unpack them you can use the command that mrhyde gave you.

After they are unpacked, they both work the same way. Go into the "unix" folder (this is where you have to install from) and do the commands

./configure
make
make install

and this should do it for you. (the commands are the same for both)

now to run amsn. once you have unpackaged amsn there is no need to "install" it.

/.amsn should work.

let me know if you have any troubles with this.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 05:23 AM   #7
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Go into the "unix" folder (this is where you have to install from) and do the commands
i downloaded both packages but i donīt know where i shall type it in? in the terminal?


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Old 07-30-2003, 05:39 AM   #8
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The easist approch is to put these two files in some folder, for example /home. Double click it, you'll see the unix folder. Then enter this folder and open a terminal here. Then follow the instructions above.
Please post any questions.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 05:52 AM   #9
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i am in the unix folder i think, but where is the terminal???

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Old 07-30-2003, 07:16 AM   #10
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Oh, trust me you on half of the way.
Now right click in this folder and choose "open terminal here". You'll get a terminal poped up.
Then follow the instructions:
1. ./configure
2. make
3. make install
Do the same thing to both of these two packages.

After that, I suggest downloading the newest version of asam from http://amsn.sourceforge.net/ The installation process is quite identical to what you have done. After that, you'll get at the current position a folder named msn. Then go inside the msn and issue ./amsn or $ wish amsn
 
Old 07-30-2003, 07:43 AM   #11
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if i right click, i hav the options to add a file or unpack a file but i donīt be abel to open a terminal!!
 
Old 07-30-2003, 08:04 AM   #12
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Oh, sorry I am stupid here. I forgot about it. Just unpack the UNIX folder (I believe it is enough) to your /home, or , whatever you want. The process is similar to winzip. In one word, you need to unpack this UNIX folder, and reenter this folder, right click your mouse, you'll see a "open terminal here", then issue the command.

If that sounds confusing, then please try this:
copy these two files (tcl and tk) into /home, then 1st choice: start->system tools->console terminal, then $cd /home; or 2nd choice: right click in /home and choose "open terminal here"
You'll have a terminal. then invoke the command tar -xvf tclXXX.tar and tar -xvf tkXXX.tar you'll probably get two folders. Enter either one of them you'll see UNIX folder, then enter UNIX folder and right click, "open terminal here" you'll get the terminal open at the current position. Then:
Then follow the instructions:
1. ./configure
2. make
3. make install

But here I would suggest reading some basic command for Linux, like http://www.nomadlinux.com/linuxreadme.html
 
Old 07-30-2003, 08:18 AM   #13
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Since you're using RedHat, why don't u just grab the tcl/tk RPM... or if you still have your RedHat CDs lying around somewhere, you can get a rather recent (if not the latest) version of tcl/tk on it... I'm sure it must be in one of the CDs you've got.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 12:02 PM   #14
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i unpacked it but now i have a direction and if i right click i am not able to open a terminal .... could u describe it a little bit more exactly? ( i know its very exact what u have done but i havenīt understand )

i have only 3 redhats cds! where i can install the rpms?


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Old 07-31-2003, 01:55 AM   #15
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Probably redhat has the tcl/tk RPM (I never tried that before), but I think this package and the installation are similar with the package you've already have. Only one is RPM, the other tar. (two different format).

I'll try to explain a little bit in detail and hope can walk you through first the installation.

/////////////if you already untared the two .tar file, go to 5.
1. copy those two files (tcl and tk) to your /home directory
2. now open a terminal: there is a "redhat" symbol under left your panel. Click it, then you'll see "system tools", click it, then "terminal". Now you open a terminal
3. at the command line you invoke $cd /home to enter your home directory
4. use the command tar -xvf tclXXX.tar and tar -xvf tkXXX.tar to untar these two files. You probably get two new folders.
/////////////////////////
5. use the 'cd' command to enter the folder, then enter UNIX folder. You are now in the right position. Then execute the following command: (in order)
$./configure
$ make
$ su
password: (type your password here)
# make install

Then you'll install the tcl and tk packages. But really, I am wondering if you could use your amsn even you install them...
It is better to read some thing, for example, redhat "getting started".
Good luck
 
  


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