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Old 11-06-2003, 01:01 PM   #1
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Gaim installation


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.
 
Old 11-06-2003, 01:07 PM   #2
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To find any program installed in your path
open a terminal program and enter
which <program name>

So for gaim
which gaim
 
Old 11-06-2003, 01:14 PM   #3
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Check out AMSN also. Got that going last night. Great proggy.
 
Old 11-06-2003, 01:19 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by LogicG8
To find any program installed in your path
open a terminal program and enter
which <program name>

So for gaim
which gaim
thanks. but currently i have two versions of Gaim, one is 0.59.8 and the 7.01. once i typed gaim in terminal, it runs the old one only.
 
Old 11-06-2003, 01:47 PM   #5
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ok that's not what I said.
I said type
which gaim
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
/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin
the old version installed in /usr/bin and the new version
installed in /usr/local/bin of course it executes the old
one.

Try my advice first *then* post rather than tell me
that something I didn't advise won't work
 
Old 11-06-2003, 01:51 PM   #6
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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.
 
Old 11-06-2003, 04:00 PM   #7
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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.
 
Old 11-06-2003, 04:04 PM   #8
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try taking the trusty terminal
(I'm so old fashioned I use the command line for everything)
Make sure you are in the same directory as the gaim rpm
and run
rpm -Uvh <the gaim rpm you have>

If it has problems it will tell you.
 
Old 11-06-2003, 04:22 PM   #9
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great. i get the error message:

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

did i miss any file?
 
Old 11-06-2003, 04:44 PM   #10
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You are just missing a few dependencies.

gtkspell
and tk

It's like under windows when you don't have the right
version of MSVCRT.

Both of those programs probably have RPMs on your redhat installation CDs
 
Old 11-06-2003, 04:51 PM   #11
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thanks. but how to get them from the cd? is it sth like browse the cd and search for these files and then install?
 
Old 11-06-2003, 05:16 PM   #12
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Yeah you can do that, or you can reboot and use redhats
installation program and "upgrade" those packages.
I hate rebooting so I'd go with finding them on the cd
 
Old 11-06-2003, 05:23 PM   #13
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thank you very much for patient to explain to me .... there will be a large project..... 3 CDs... search one by one
 
Old 11-08-2003, 08:43 PM   #14
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Okay, I went into /mnt/CDROM/RedHat/RPMs

and I installed tcl-8.3.5-88.i386.rpm using Install Packages

but I still get the error:

libtcl8.3.so is needed by gaim-0.72-1rh9
libtk8.3.so is needed by gaim-0.72-1rh9

What do I do?
 
Old 11-08-2003, 11:36 PM   #15
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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.
 
  


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