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Old 03-24-2003, 12:18 PM   #1
JapanFred
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Installing amsn....(total newbie)


Hi ppl, I'm a complete newbie to Linux, i have Windows XP ,and thought Linux had better capabilities. So i installed RedHat Linux 7.1 and i needed MSN Messneger installed, so i done a search on yahoo for "msn messenger for Linux" and it gave me a link to amsn. So i downloaded it, assuming the install process would be pretty much the same as Windows, But how wrong was i .

If anyone can help, i'd REALLY Appreciate it, and i need MSN to talk to friends. Thanks....



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Old 03-24-2003, 12:20 PM   #2
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I use gaim it's the best one (my opinion)

if you want to install it, read the "important - about installing programs" thread

and type :
apt-get install gaim
 
Old 03-24-2003, 12:28 PM   #3
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Any chance of making a step by step guide of how to install that mate? I've downloaded it, and Extracted it, but i'm notwlost
 
Old 03-24-2003, 12:48 PM   #4
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I think there's gaim included into RedHat 7.1, so all you need is to find it on one of the cds (gaim*.rpm file) and install it (from console) using
rpm -i packagename.rpm
The thing is that RH7.1 is quite old, so gaim included into it will be old, too.

I guess you have the source version. If I remember correctly, you need to open a terminal, cd to the directory you unpacked gaim sources to and use the commands below:
./configure
make
su
(enter root password when you see "Password:")
make install
exit
 
Old 03-24-2003, 01:37 PM   #5
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have a look at the rute users guide in my sig, has everythign you'd need to get started
 
Old 03-24-2003, 01:40 PM   #6
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Cheers guys

I've instlaled GAIM now. Just it not working properly, keeps logging out
 
  


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