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Old 08-20-2002, 01:55 PM   #1
jimman
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How to Install everybuddy?


i downloaded everybuddy chat client from tucows.com. I got it as a tar.gz package. can somebody please tell me how can i install or start using that?
I use red hat 7.3.
 
Old 08-20-2002, 02:54 PM   #2
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please search the forsums before asking questions, you'll get answers an awful lot quicker, one of the many many identical questions is:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=26212

just click the search button.

BUT having said that, everybuddy is erm dogs*** in my opinion, try GAIM instead gaim.sf.net it's vastly better, and does everything. oh and just get an rpm instead, much easier.
 
Old 08-21-2002, 11:30 AM   #3
MasterC
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Since it's not locked, I will give you a brief answer to get you going, then you should search around a bit to learn what you are actually doing when you type the following commands:

tar -xvzf FILENAME.tar.gz
cd FILENAME (without the .tar.gz)
./configure
make
make install


You will need to have the "development" packages installed for those commands to work, and if you don't you should install them if you plan on installing "source" files more often.

But as was suggested, you, since using Redhat, would be better off going for the Redhat RPM file.

And as was suggested before also, I would suggest getting a program far less buggy, and more "featuresque", GAIM, http://gaim.sourceforge.net

Good luck, and once you read around and find out all there is to know, if you have any questions, I would be glad to help.

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