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I've just installed the newest version of Gaim (7.01). it's a rpm format file, i clicked it and it ran, then nothing happened anymore..... where do i find my installed Gaim? anyone who can answer this naive question. thanks.
ok that's not what I said.
I said type
which will find any executable in your path
even if there are multiple ones
The shell executes the first executable that matches
from the path so if you shell has your path set as
the old version installed in /usr/bin and the new version
installed in /usr/local/bin of course it executes the old
Try my advice first *then* post rather than tell me
that something I didn't advise won't work
I would do a uninstall of the older version then betting /usr/bin/gaim will get it up and running at leat that is the command on my mandrake 9.1 to run it.i Uninstalled the older version prior to installing the new because the old one wouldn't connect to msn anymore.
thanks LogicG8 and mike35. i think the problem still there. i deleted the old version, but i can't find the new one either, it isn't in the /usr/bin/ neither /usr/local/bin/ . i doubt whether i installed it sucessfully... i clicked on the .rpm file, it said: prepare to install something like that, and then no more response. has it been installed? thanks for you guys kindly help, i m really really a fresh newbie in linux.
warning: gaim-0.72-1rh9.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 883c1c14
error: Failed dependencies:
gtkspell is needed by gaim-0.72-1rh9
libgtkspell.so.0 is needed by gaim-0.72-1rh9
libtk8.3.so is needed by gaim-0.72-1rh9
I just got redhat 9 yesterday, finally away from windows!!! yay!! =)
and ye, installation process for linux is very different from windows
i installed gaim 0.72 with tar.gz extraction file
after extraction, bring up a console window and browse to the directory where u extracted ur file to.
now u'll have to compile ur files.
the best way is to type in "cat INSTALL" in the console and it will show u what u need to do to compile
generally, run the "configure" file (./configure), then perform "make" action, then just watch linux does its magic
the INSTALL file should be able to guide u through the installation process.