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Old 02-25-2004, 12:58 PM   #1
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Angry Help with downloading and installing


I am very very new to redhat and I am so lost and confused. I have been trying to download any of the IM's for redhat and I have been able to get a few to download but then I can't seem to figure out how to install them or if I even downloaded them correctly. Please can someone help me?

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Old 02-25-2004, 01:15 PM   #2
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do you mean rpm's? are you just trying to download and install some software?
 
Old 02-25-2004, 01:21 PM   #3
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well yes the software for one of the Istant Messengers. I know we can't use MSN IM but I also have been told there are a bunch of others out there that will work and let you talk to others on MSN IM and that is what I am looking for. Did that make any since?
 
Old 02-25-2004, 01:28 PM   #4
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have a look at here

http://www.desktoplinux.com/director...ant_messaging/

and here

http://freshmeat.net/search/?q=insta...ects&x=12&y=13

good luck.
 
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Ok I have it downloaded I think, now how do I install it?
 
Old 02-25-2004, 02:25 PM   #6
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i use amsn. http://amsn.sourceforge.net/. it emulates msn messenger. i am running red hat 9 so i downloaded the rpm package for red hat which is amsn-0.90-1.i386.rpm. then i opened a terminal and typed

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rpm -i amsn-0.90-1.i386.rpm
you can now run amsn from your terminal by typing amsn
 
Old 02-25-2004, 06:50 PM   #7
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Ok I have it downloaded I think, now how do I install it?
what file did you download exacxtly? is it an rpm? post the exact file name, i'll try to help.
 
  


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