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Old 03-17-2005, 03:20 PM   #1
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Installing aMSN on Linux

How do I install aMSN on Linux?
Old 03-17-2005, 03:52 PM   #2
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On the off chance it may work, you could try wine. The MSN program relies heavily on the win32 api so I doubt it is possible.

If you use a modem to connect to the internet in windows and you have an MSN account, you could just make a manaul ppp connection in linux without the MSN software and it will work.

The only dail up that is a problem is AOL and Netzero because they don't use the standard ppp authentication and instead they use some off the wall way and it's undocumented. Why they do, I have no idea in the world. Seems just like an overcomplication.
Old 03-17-2005, 05:46 PM   #3
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go to amsn sourceforge and download the tar.gz file to your home directory. once it's downloaded, untar it by opening a terminal and typing:

tar -xzvf amsn-0_94.tar.gz

it will create new directory in your home directory called amsn. the run script is in there, labeled "amsn"

i created a link to it by opening a terminal and typing

ln -s ~/amsn-0_94/amsn /usr/bin/amsn

this way all i need to do is type amsn into a run command
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I have Red Hat Linux 9, it doesn't say what I should download, maybe should I get Fedora 'cus they're made by Red Hat
Old 03-18-2005, 04:49 AM   #5
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If you can find an amsn rpm it would probably work on Redhat 9, but I agree with you, it maybe best to get Fedora since Redhat 9 and below are now legacy distros.
Old 03-18-2005, 10:55 AM   #6
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OTOH, you could just install gaim. It works well with MSN.
Old 03-18-2005, 12:03 PM   #7
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download the amsn-0_94 tarball from the page i doesn't actually require anything from your installs itself into it's own directory...and runs from there...


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