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Old 09-18-2005, 07:54 AM   #1
Nox_hand
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Question Error in installing Amsn 0.94 on Ubuntu 5.04


I cannot get it to work. I have downloaded the file and done this:
gzip -d amsn-x_xx.tar.gz
tar xvf amsn-x_xx.tar

after the "tar xvf" thing it unpacks a lotta stuff into a folder called amsn-0.94.orig and i cannot find out what to do now. Either the manual is wrong, or i cant figure it out (Probably the latter)


Any help is wanted. Thanks.
 
Old 09-18-2005, 11:18 AM   #2
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u can use Gaim with MSN messenger. i dont use msn but i use yahoo and aim on Gaim
 
Old 09-18-2005, 11:23 AM   #3
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Is there i guide of how to do that?
 
Old 09-18-2005, 11:37 AM   #4
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For aMSN, you should be able to cd into the newly created directory and then run "./configure". After that, it's usually just "make" and as root, "make install". You might want to pass options to configure, check the documentation (or possibly "./configure --help") for options you can use. Why are you installing from source anyway? Doesn't Ubuntu let you install stuff with apt-get? You can probably find Gaim and aMSN there, so you don't have to compile them. Edit: Synaptic how-to.

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Old 09-18-2005, 12:55 PM   #5
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Talking I... Am a dumbass..

OMG! Haden't looked in Synaptic.. Just installed it and up n running. Cheers mate!

Oh and by the way.. I... am a dumbass..


They should give out linux steam mod on Synaptic too!
 
  


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