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Old 10-24-2006, 11:41 PM   #1
rocketscientist
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install a new gaim


Hi all,

I am on Fedora 5.

I just installed a new gaim: gaim-2.0.0beta3.1

I installed it by the tar.gz file:

./configure
make
make install

QUESTION 1: when I intalled the new gaim, i got this message as the output of the ./configure command:

Quote:

gaim will be installed in /usr/local/bin
warning: you have an old copy of gaim at /usr/bin/gaim
I did not do anything with that message, I just kept going on with the installation. Is my new gaim (gaim-2.0.0beta3.1) corrupted in some way due to the fact that I did not remove the old gaim beofre installing the new one?


The gaim that came with the Fedora installation is: gaim-1.5.0-15.fc5.1

I got that info by running this after the installation:
Quote:

rpm -qa | grep -i gaim
BTW: why did it tell me only about the gaim-1.5.0-15.fc5.1 version, not about the gaim-2.0.0beta3.1 version?

QUESTION 2: How do I safely uninstall/remove the old gaim?

Last edited by rocketscientist; 10-25-2006 at 12:30 AM.
 
Old 10-25-2006, 12:01 AM   #2
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what it is saying is you still have the old gaim in your path so when you run gaim you wont know if it's /usr/bin/gaim (old gaim) or /usr/local/bin/gaim (new gaim.) you should uninstall or rename the old gaim and make sure the new on is in your path.

'QUESTION 2: How do I safe' What?
 
Old 10-25-2006, 12:54 AM   #3
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What exactly is "my path", where is it written when i go thru gnome to gaim, that the execution file is at usr/local/bin and not at /usr/bin/gaim ???

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make sure the new on is in your path.
How do I make sure??? I have no idea where it is written to Fedora on what path to go when I am asking to start gaim.....


When I go thru gnome I do get the new gaim... well anyway according to it's "about".


Is the new gaim corrupted because of the fact that I did not remove the old gaim before i installed the new one?


How do I safely remove/uninstall the old gaim? simply trash its directory????
 
Old 10-25-2006, 01:25 AM   #4
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You can install the old one with "rpm -e gaim". RPM is the package manager for Fedora -- it only knows about stuff it installs itself, which is why you don't see the version you compiled from source. Therefore this command only will remove the old gaim (be careful, though, it might wipe the menu entry so you may need to re-create it).
 
Old 10-25-2006, 09:50 AM   #5
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ok I uninstalled the old rpm version.. and lost the enrty for gaim in the gnome menu. How do I get it back???? Is there some file I should edit..?

Last edited by rocketscientist; 10-25-2006 at 10:04 AM.
 
Old 10-25-2006, 02:19 PM   #6
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I don't use gnome so I'm not sure how to add something to the menu but I'm sure there is an easy way to do it. your path is where bash looks for stuff when you don't give it an exact location. to see where it looks do:
Code:
echo $PATH
 
Old 10-26-2006, 03:49 PM   #7
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rocket,

*** edit ***
first see if gaim was added to your red hat menu. click the red hat (assuming your did not change your themes), go up to internet, then to more internet applications. if gaim is listed there, you can right click and add it to panel.
*** end edit ***

from your post, it looks like the path to your "new" gaim is /usr/local/bin/gaim

assuming that, follow these directions:
* Add Gaim to your GNOME panel for easy GUI access.
o Right-click on the GNOME panel (close enough windows if there is no empty space in your panel).
o Highlight the "Add to Panel" menu item and click "Launcher..." in the sub-menu.
o For the Name, type in: Gaim
o For the Generic name, type in: Gaim
o For the Command, type in: /usr/local/bin/gaim
o Click the Icon squre (it will say No Icon by default)
o In the new icon selection window, scroll down until you see the Gaim icon
o Click the OK button. The icon selection window will close.
o Click the OK button. The Create Launcher window will close.
o Adjust the location of the Gaim icon as needed in your GNOME panel by dragging and dropping.

Last edited by hradtke; 10-26-2006 at 03:54 PM.
 
Old 11-08-2006, 01:05 PM   #8
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How do I uninstall the Gaim I compiled from source??

Some time ago I installed Gaim (gaim-2.0.0beta3.1) by compiling the sorce code.

It has been installed to /usr/local/bin

The files there are:
gaim
gaim-client-example
gaim-notifications-example.py
gaim-remote.py
gaim-send
gaim-send-async

My question is how do I uninstall Gaim??? Do I simply rm those files??

2nd question is I want to install the new Gaim (Gaim 2.0.0beta4).... this is because yahoo messenger does not work with gaim I have now (gaim-2.0.0beta3.1)...
What rpm should I choose from here:
http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...ease_id=456679
????
they have something only for FC1, FC2, FC3... what do I choose if I am on Fedora core 5 ???

Or should I use the source code again???
 
Old 11-09-2006, 02:11 PM   #9
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If you know the prefix where you installed the files you can very well delete each and every file, but that is not the recommended way of uninstalling a package installed form source. Here's what you do:
You'll need the original source (from which you installed) for uninstallation purposes also.
Code:
Uncompress the source, cd into the dirctory, and issue the commad.
./configure --with exactly the same options as you chose for the installations.
Then, as root type
make uninstall.
That should do it in most of the cases.

As for the second question, I'd suggest you use the source code for the installation.
 
  


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