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Okay I've been a faithful yet hateful windows user for years, and I'm finally tired of it. I've wanted to switch to a Linux product but it always seemed too hard. So a few days ago I made the plunge into Mandrake 9.2 and I really like it, I only had one problem and that was my on-board nic (nforce2), I just installed a D-Link nic instead and now everything works great. So there's my happy linux story However I do need some help.....
I use hotmail as my e-mail program and I have a lot of friends/family I talk to on MSN Messenger, I have been trying to log into gaim but I found out I need the new one due to protocol issues, I downloaded the new one and thought I actually installed it but I'm not real sure if I did because I still can't login through gaim. So then I tried to install aMSN with the tcl/tk and all that and I can't get that to work either, so basically I'm lost. Can anyone help me out?
If you DL'd the latest source for Gaim then you will need to compile it with SSL support so that you can connect to MSN (which now uses SSL).
There should be compile instructions on the gaim website, but the long and short of it is that you need the SSL packages that come with Mozilla, and you need to point the compile script to the SSL libraries so that SSL support is compiled in.
This is another one of my problems, I'm not sure how exactly to compile. I've read all kinds of instructions but it's still a bit confusing. Any instructions or good links to help me out in this area would be helpful also.
Well virtually all source's you will find you can compile with basic
tar zxf file.tar.gz (Unpack...)
However, if you need to _upgrade_ it might get a smidget more complicated, depending on the app. I suggest you use rpms then! Simply find the new packages of gaim and mozilla ssl if that was right and
rpm -U filename.rpm on both. (Mozilla first.)
Okay I've done what you've said and I know I've installed the new Gaim alright but now I can't seem to find where it is to use it. I know this is probably a pretty lame question but I am really new to LInux so....