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Old 09-13-2004, 05:17 AM   #1
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How to update gaim


i don't know why but i have tried installing gaim, updating it and i keep on getting errors. are there sertain programs i need to be able to open sertain files? can someone plz help me update my gaim? I am currently using Redhat 9
 
Old 09-13-2004, 05:19 AM   #2
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what errors are you getting?
 
Old 09-13-2004, 05:25 AM   #3
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well i can't remember anymore... but now i am trying to install
gaim-0.82.1-0.src.rpm

and i typed in this comand:

rpmbuild --rebuild gaim-0.82.1-0.src.rpm

and it gives me this error:
bash: rpmbuild: command not found

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Old 09-13-2004, 05:28 AM   #4
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i don't usually deal with rpms but i believe the command is "rpm" then the name of the file. check "man rpm" for additional options.
 
Old 09-13-2004, 05:32 AM   #5
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oh right... i will try that but it probably won't work considering my bad luck with linux haha. how would you install this? and with which file?
 
Old 09-13-2004, 05:35 AM   #6
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it didn't work... it just kinda showed me some files...
 
Old 09-13-2004, 05:45 AM   #7
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yes, what are the files called? i imagine they're now in the directory you rpmed in
 
Old 09-13-2004, 05:48 AM   #8
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it didn't create any files i dont think... here i will post what it said:

RPM version 4.2
Copyright (C) 1998-2002 - Red Hat, Inc.
This program may be freely redistributed under the terms of the GNU GPL

Usage: rpm [-a|--all] [-f|--file] [-g|--group] [-p|--package] [--specfile]
[--whatrequires] [--whatprovides] [-c|--configfiles] [-d|--docfiles]
[--dump] [-l|--list] [--queryformat=QUERYFORMAT] [-s|--state]
[--nomd5] [--nofiles] [--nodeps] [--noscript] [--addsign]
[-K|--checksig] [--import] [--resign] [--nodigest] [--nosignature]
[--initdb] [--rebuilddb] [--aid] [--allfiles] [--allmatches]
[--badreloc] [-e|--erase <package>+] [--excludedocs]
[--excludepath=<path>] [--force] [-F|--freshen <packagefile>+]
[-h|--hash] [--ignorearch] [--ignoreos] [--ignoresize] [-i|--install]
[--justdb] [--nodeps] [--nomd5] [--noorder] [--nosuggest]
[--noscripts] [--notriggers] [--oldpackage] [--percent]
[--prefix=<dir>] [--relocate=<old>=<new>] [--repackage]
[--replacefiles] [--replacepkgs] [--test]
[-U|--upgrade <packagefile>+] [-D|--define 'MACRO EXPR']
[-E|--eval 'EXPR'] [--macros=<FILE:...>] [--nodigest] [--nosignature]
[--rcfile=<FILE:...>] [-r|--root ROOT] [--querytags] [--showrc]
[--quiet] [-v|--verbose] [--version] [-?|--help] [--usage]
[--scripts] [--setperms] [--setugids] [--conflicts] [--obsoletes]
[--provides] [--requires] [--info] [--changelog] [--triggers]
[--last] [--filesbypkg] [--fileclass] [--filecolor] [--fileprovide]
[--filerequire] [--redhatprovides] [--redhatrequires]
[--buildpolicy=<policy>] [--with=<option>] [--without=<option>]
 
Old 09-13-2004, 05:50 AM   #9
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yeah, you need an argument. again, check "man rpm" for arguments and their explanations
 
Old 09-13-2004, 05:52 AM   #10
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you want "rpm -i" i is for install. but you can still use other options via the man page for rpm
 
Old 09-13-2004, 06:02 AM   #11
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k this totally isn't working... can you just tell me how you would install it? and the types of files i need for it? cause to tell you the truth i have been trying to get this thing to work for 2 days now and if i can't get it to work soon i am just going to give up on linux, reformat and go back to windows xp
 
Old 09-13-2004, 06:07 AM   #12
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no, don't go back to windows!!!!
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/g...ar.gz?download
Code:
tar xvvzf gaim-0.82.1.tar.gz
cd gaim-0.82.1
./configure
make
make install
i dunno, i'm too tired and i'm going to sleep. there's prolly a much easier way, but i don't know what distro you're using or whatever so i don't know the package manager. ask this again in the morning and there'll be a million people on to answer.
 
Old 09-13-2004, 06:08 AM   #13
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k i can wait one more day
 
Old 09-13-2004, 06:11 AM   #14
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k i did what you just told me... it kinda worked
when i did the ./configure part it said this at the end

configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH

how would i fix that?
 
Old 09-13-2004, 07:25 AM   #15
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Hello Free-Blade,

The error you get "configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH" means that you not have a C-compiler installed.

You can get that from the Redhat CD's...

With kind regards,

Richard
 
  


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