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NomDeGuerre 03-10-2004 08:41 AM

GAIM - "SSL support needed" [Slack]
 
I'm using Slackware 9.1 and installed GAIM 0.7 which apparently won't work on Slack unless you do some extra stuff. I found an article at www.slackware.se which said what to do.

Code:

ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla-1.4/libnspr4.so /lib/libnspr4.so
ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla-1.4/libnss3.so /lib/libnss3.so
ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla-1.4/libplc4.so /lib/libplc4.so
ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla-1.4/libplds4.so /lib/libplds4.so
ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla-1.4/libsmime3.so /lib/libsmime3.so
ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla-1.4/libsoftokn3.so /lib/libsoftokn3.so
ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla-1.4/libssl3.so /lib/libssl3.so

Now, the problem is that I got rid of Mozilla since I'm using Firefox and now I can't log on to MSN 'cause it says something about SSL-library needed.
Is there an easy way to fix this? I was thinking that I'd uninstall GAIM and install a package which has the library-thingies that I need. I don't remember where I saw it but I'm sure I can find it again.
I can't find GAIM (which is installed in /home/MYUSERNAME/gaim-0.75) in the list of packages to remove with pkgtool.

rootyard 03-10-2004 09:56 AM

Have you tried installing openssl?

NomDeGuerre 03-10-2004 12:06 PM

I haven't. But since I've changed the things I've changed wouldn't it be easier just to uninstall and reinstall?

rootyard 03-10-2004 12:12 PM

You can do that but eventually you'll need to install openssl by the looks of your error message.

NomDeGuerre 03-10-2004 01:25 PM

I'll give it a try then.

NomDeGuerre 03-10-2004 02:41 PM

I installed OpenSSL and did this:

Code:

bash-2.05b# ln -s /lib/libnspr4.so /usr/lib/mozilla-1.4/libnspr4.so
bash-2.05b# ln -s /lib/libnss3.so /usr/lib/mozilla-1.4/libnss3.so
bash-2.05b# ln -s /lib/libplc4.so /usr/lib/mozilla-1.4/libplc4.so
bash-2.05b# ln -s /lib/libplds4.so /usr/lib/mozilla-1.4/libplds4.so
bash-2.05b# ln -s /lib/libsmime3.so /usr/lib/mozilla-1.4/libsmime3.so
bash-2.05b# ln -s /lib/libsoftokn3.so /usr/lib/mozilla-1.4/libsoftokn3.so
bash-2.05b# ln -s /lib/libssl3.so /usr/lib/mozilla-1.4/libssl3.so

but it still won't connect.

If someone could just tell me how to uninstall GAIM I think I'd be able to fix the rest myself :)

NomDeGuerre 03-11-2004 05:58 AM

*bump*

samsbox 03-11-2004 06:19 AM

Yes, I have the same problem.

The only articles I could come across on this subject were relating to SLL with Mozilla :(

NomDeGuerre 03-11-2004 11:02 AM

Well keep an eye on this thread and sooner or later someone might give the answer.

NomDeGuerre 03-11-2004 11:52 AM

I tried "make uninstall" and it was doing some stuff for a long time. But the GAIM-folder is still there and it still has files in it. I tried "rm -rf /gaim-0.75" and that didn't work either.
Surely someone must know how to do this?

Phorem 03-12-2004 01:03 PM

You have to add this path to /etc/ld.conf (that might not be the exact file...i'm at work but it's close....might be ld.conf.so. If you open that file, you should see a list of the lib's on your computer).


/usr/lib/mozilla-1.4



Or where ever that folder is on your computer (could be just "mozilla" without the 1.4 as well....just saw slack 9.1 in the user profile.......it's mozilla-1.4).


Then do "ldconfig" at a command line.

Then when you compile GAIM, you should see at the very end of ./configure that it has found ssl in the mozilla directory.

Always worked for me.
Cheers! :-)

Edit** : As for uninstalling gaim, go to the folder you compiled the software in and do a "make uninstall" or if it's a rpm, try "rpm -e gaim". As for that annoying folder, just move it to a useless directory for now and delete it later or in the X console delete it.


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