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Old 01-30-2005, 04:23 PM   #1
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Intsalling aim on slackware


im trying to install aim on slackware, but im not having any luck

i have little linux experience, and installing programs is baffeling me, anyone care to clarify

i looked all over the aim website for answers and its only confusing me more

aim.com/get_aim/linux/latest_linux.adp#install

can anyone tell me what this means?
 
Old 01-30-2005, 04:34 PM   #2
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did you not see this?

Quote:
1. Download AIM onto your system.
2. Log in as root.
3. On the command line, type the installpkg command as shown in the example: installpkg aim-1.5.234-1.i386.tgz, where 1.5.234-1 represents the AIM version and release numbers.
4. To run AIM, log in as a regular user, and type "/usr/local/bin/aim" on the command line.
 
Old 01-30-2005, 07:17 PM   #3
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yea and i tried it but i dont know how to run it, i mean, im trying everything

iz it because im trying to run it as root? so i need a subsiderary login?
 
Old 01-30-2005, 07:28 PM   #4
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what exactly do you not know how to run? did you run the command like it said (as root)? what is the error you are getting?
 
Old 01-30-2005, 07:40 PM   #5
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ok

i enter the installpkg command, nd it tellz me that itz crap

i get a bash:bad command kinda thing

then i tryed the intructions for "all other os's" and it unzipped it and did this...

root@ITC:/usr/local# gunzip -c aim aim-1.5.286.tgz | tar xvf -
gunzip: aim.gz: No such file or directory
./
./usr/
./usr/bin/
./usr/bin/aim
./usr/lib/
./usr/lib/aim/
./usr/lib/aim/CoolBos.so
./usr/lib/aim/CoolBos.so.1
./usr/lib/aim/CoolBucky.so
./usr/lib/aim/CoolBucky.so.1
./usr/lib/aim/CoolHttp.so
./usr/lib/aim/CoolHttp.so.1
./usr/lib/aim/CoolPeer.so
./usr/lib/aim/CoolPeer.so.1
./usr/lib/aim/CoolSocket.so
./usr/lib/aim/CoolSocket.so.1
./usr/lib/aim/CoolSos.so
./usr/lib/aim/CoolSos.so.1
./usr/lib/aim/extra/
./usr/lib/aim/extra/AIM.desktop
./usr/lib/aim/extra/AOL Instant Messenger (SM).desktop
./usr/lib/aim/extra/aim.png
./usr/lib/aim/extra/aim.xpm
./usr/lib/aim/extra/install.sh
./usr/lib/aim/feed.so
./usr/lib/aim/feed.so.1
./usr/lib/aim/help/
./usr/lib/aim/help/about_buddy_privacy.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/about_the_buddy_list.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/adding_a_group_or_buddy.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/after_regis.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/allowing_everyone_to_send_you_me.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/allowing_only_your_buddies_to_se.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/allowing_specific_users_to_conta.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/away_message.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/away_prefs.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/banner.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/banner_2.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/blocking_everyone_from_sending_y.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/blocking_specific_users.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/changing_address.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/changing_password.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/chat.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/chat_invite.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/confirming_account.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/connection_prefs.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/defining_away.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/deleting_a_group.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/deleting_away.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/format_messages.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/fs_about_bl.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/fs_about_buddy_privacy.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/fs_about_the_buddy_list.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/fs_adding_a_group_or_buddy.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/fs_after_regis.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/fs_allowing_only_your_buddies.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/fs_allowing_specific_users_to_con.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/fs_away_message.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/fs_away_prefs.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/fs_blocking_specific_users.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/fs_changing_address.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/fs_changing_password.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/fs_chat.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/fs_chat_invite.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/fs_confirming_account.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/fs_connection_prefs.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/fs_deleting_a_group.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/fs_everyone_from_sending.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/fs_format_messages.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/fs_general_prefs.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/fs_im.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/fs_insert_hyperlink.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/fs_insert_smileys.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/fs_installing.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/fs_privacy_prefs.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/fs_registering.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/fs_sending_chat.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/fs_sending_im.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/fs_signing_on.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/fs_sounds.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/fs_sounds_prefs.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/fs_turning_an_away.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/fs_uninstalling.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/general_prefs.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/help_contents.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/im.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/im_hyperlink.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/images/
./usr/lib/aim/help/images/add_buddy.gif
./usr/lib/aim/help/images/aimheaderleft.gif
./usr/lib/aim/help/images/away.gif
./usr/lib/aim/help/images/buddyList.gif
./usr/lib/aim/help/images/chat_invite_scr.gif
./usr/lib/aim/help/images/chat_message.gif
./usr/lib/aim/help/images/chat_message2.gif
./usr/lib/aim/help/images/im.gif
./usr/lib/aim/help/images/sign_on.gif
./usr/lib/aim/help/index.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/insert_hyperlink.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/insert_smileys.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/installing.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/inviting.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/overview.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/privacy_prefs.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/registering.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/saving_im.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/sending_chat.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/sending_im.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/signing_on.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/sounds_prefs.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/turning_an_away.htm
./usr/lib/aim/help/uninstalling.htm
./usr/lib/aim/service.so
./usr/lib/aim/service.so.1
./usr/lib/aim/sounds/
./usr/lib/aim/sounds/cashregister.wav
./usr/lib/aim/sounds/dooropen.wav
./usr/lib/aim/sounds/doorslam.wav
./usr/lib/aim/sounds/imrcv.wav
./usr/lib/aim/sounds/imsend.wav
./usr/lib/aim/sounds/moo.wav
./usr/lib/aim/sounds/newalert.wav
./usr/lib/aim/sounds/newmail.wav
./usr/lib/aim/sounds/phone.wav
./usr/lib/aim/sounds/ring.wav
./usr/lib/aim/sounds/talkbeg.wav
./usr/lib/aim/sounds/talkend.wav
./usr/lib/aim/sounds/talkstop.wav
./usr/lib/aim/source/
./usr/lib/aim/source/extgtktext.c
./usr/lib/aim/source/extgtktext.h
./usr/lib/aim/source/line-arrow.xbm
./usr/lib/aim/source/line-wrap.xbm
./usr/lib/aim/ui.so
./usr/lib/aim/ui.so.1
./usr/lib/libXpcs.so
./usr/lib/libXpcs.so.1
./usr/lib/libXprt.so
./usr/lib/libXprt.so.1
./usr/lib/libXptl.so
./usr/lib/libXptl.so.1
./usr/lib/libextgtk.so
./usr/lib/libextgtk.so.1
root@ITC:/usr/local#

now how do i get aim to run
 
Old 01-30-2005, 07:47 PM   #6
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nevermind i figured it out
 
  


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