LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 10-07-2003, 09:42 PM   #1
ri3eboi
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
Gaim installation questions


Hi

I just installed Redhat 8.0, and am trying to install Gaim. But I encountered some problems again. I d/led the rh8.rpm from sourceforge.net assuming it is for Redhat 8. After I double click on the downloaded file, I get this error message "Required Package Not Found!" and the missing package is "libgtkspell.so.0". It seems like I did not install certain packages that is required by Gaim. Can someone please point out which package I need to install for Gaim to work, and where can I get them. Thanks
 
Old 10-07-2003, 09:53 PM   #2
boreo
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Dominican Republic
Distribution: Slackware, FreeBSD, RedHat
Posts: 326

Rep: Reputation: 30
Hi, if you want install apt-get http://www.aplawrence.com/Linux/aptget.html . apt-get is a program for RedHat and others distro that lets you install rpms with all the required packages.. For example to install Gaim you will do something like
apt-get install gaim
This will install gaim and all the packages needed by it without you having to look for them one by one.. Now if you don't want to do this and make your life harder, jus go to www.rpmfind.net and type libgtkspell.so.0 click search, download the rpm, install it, and try to install gaim again, if you need more packages, do the same until you have all the packages needed by gaim...
 
Old 10-07-2003, 11:58 PM   #3
ri3eboi
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks

BTW I just found out that RedHat 8 has Gaim installed already. So I got another question how do u uninstall Gaim that's installed by Redhat 8?
 
Old 10-08-2003, 01:07 AM   #4
boreo
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Dominican Republic
Distribution: Slackware, FreeBSD, RedHat
Posts: 326

Rep: Reputation: 30
rpm -e gaim
 
Old 10-08-2003, 06:33 AM   #5
Toz
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Posts: 11

Rep: Reputation: 0
i'm on redhat 9 and i have found the gaim installed, but its crap. is there somewhere or something i can use to update the gaim that i have so it accepts logon to msn / yahoo etc etc? i know there is a v of gaim that does this since it is on knoppix locd.
 
Old 10-08-2003, 06:40 AM   #6
ehdwuld
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: Currently Suse 11.1 but have RH7,8,9 / Fedora 7,8_64,9_64,&10_64
Posts: 634

Rep: Reputation: 30
ftp://rpmfind.net/linux/freshrpms/redhat/9


install the rpm

rpm -Uvh gaim*
no need to uninstall the old one as the -U option updates and uninstalls the old one for you

if you need gtkspell

look on the same link
download to the same file

rpm -Uvh *.rpm

will install both
 
Old 10-08-2003, 01:06 PM   #7
jizlobber
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
How long does the apt-get update process take? I need apt-get for this very reason (Gaim), but I think apt-get might be hanging as well.

I was going to open another thread, but it won't let me post URLs yet. I'll post it a bit later when my post count goes up.

Thanks.
 
Old 10-08-2003, 02:08 PM   #8
jizlobber
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
OK. Now I'm getting something else. It says it can't find the package, but it's there.

[root@aargh Packages]# apt-get install gaim-0.70-1rh8.i386.rpm
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package gaim-0.70-1rh8.i386.rpm



Oh, this is driving me batty. Has anyone seen this before?
 
Old 10-08-2003, 04:08 PM   #9
boreo
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Dominican Republic
Distribution: Slackware, FreeBSD, RedHat
Posts: 326

Rep: Reputation: 30
Do this first
apt-get update
then do this
apt-get install gaim
You don't have to specified the whole name, just put gaim and it will download or update to the latest version. Good luck.
 
Old 10-08-2003, 04:10 PM   #10
boreo
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Dominican Republic
Distribution: Slackware, FreeBSD, RedHat
Posts: 326

Rep: Reputation: 30
Quote:
Originally posted by Toz
i'm on redhat 9 and i have found the gaim installed, but its crap. is there somewhere or something i can use to update the gaim that i have so it accepts logon to msn / yahoo etc etc? i know there is a v of gaim that does this since it is on knoppix locd.
Have you tried loading the modules? ... My Gaim works fine and is the same one you have...
 
Old 10-08-2003, 06:56 PM   #11
jizlobber
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally posted by boreo

apt-get install gaim
You don't have to specified the whole name, just put gaim and it will download or update to the latest version. Good luck.
Well, I finally got it that far. However, it still has an older version (.59) in every apt repository I have tried. Either that, or it's the latest version that my dependencies can support. Screw it, I'm giving it up for now. Gaim isn't that important. Thanks for the help though.
 
Old 10-09-2003, 08:32 AM   #12
Toz
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Posts: 11

Rep: Reputation: 0
most talk of modules and blah blah i have no idea what u mean. im still a complete newbie and havent been able to get onto linux.org to read the tutorials and all the stuff yet.
im slowly getting my way through the updater to get things updated to the newest state. half of these files i am supposed to download from all these sites all over the place that people say about, and install them, i have no idea how to. i can download them into a folder, but installing them is a different matter. hopefully sometime this sunday i will find the time to sit down and play.
my old man is gonna give me a 7 day unix course thing that he did for work so i can learn some of the jargon. that hopefully will b helpful if i find the time to do it.

Last edited by Toz; 10-09-2003 at 08:34 AM.
 
Old 10-11-2003, 01:51 AM   #13
preswang
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: UK/Chinese
Distribution: Slackware9.1
Posts: 55

Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally posted by boreo
Do this first
apt-get update
then do this
apt-get install gaim
You don't have to specified the whole name, just put gaim and it will download or update to the latest version. Good luck.
Great, apt-get is fantastic! Thank you so much.
 
Old 10-11-2003, 10:18 AM   #14
h/w
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: New York, NY
Distribution: Debian Testing
Posts: 1,286

Rep: Reputation: 46
btw, theres no more support for yahoo in gaim
 
Old 10-11-2003, 03:30 PM   #15
boreo
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Dominican Republic
Distribution: Slackware, FreeBSD, RedHat
Posts: 326

Rep: Reputation: 30
Quote:
Originally posted by preswang
Great, apt-get is fantastic! Thank you so much.
No problem
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
help with installation of gaim pharmd Linux - Newbie 3 02-28-2005 11:23 AM
GAIM questions NNP Linux - General 6 11-18-2004 12:31 PM
GAIM Questions NoS Sr50 Linux - Software 1 09-05-2004 03:21 PM
Gaim installation 286 Linux - Newbie 15 11-09-2003 09:50 AM
Gaim Questions Igman Linux - Software 1 08-10-2003 06:17 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:17 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration