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Old 07-05-2005, 05:31 PM   #1
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Is there an MSN compatible messenger program that installs like Firefox did?


Kopete wants to to compile some stuff, do /make ect. and I am so new I just can't grasp it. With Firefox I have installed it about 3 times now (trying out different distros but only Mandrake finds all my hardware perfectly out of the box so I am sticking with it) and I would like to find a messenger program where all I have to do is untar the file and do a ./firefox-installer like command and the setup wizard will walk me through installing it like a windows app. Does this exist?
 
Old 07-05-2005, 05:48 PM   #2
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Yes, it exists in Debian and Gentoo Linux distributions. In Debian it is called apt-get (you type apt-get install <program here>), in Gentoo it is called Portage (You type emerge <program here>). They both automatically solve all dependancies and install programs in seconds. Try Knoppix, it is Debian-based, so it uses apt-get and KDE. It is on a liveCD so no need to install over Mandrake. Knoppix Website
 
Old 07-05-2005, 06:24 PM   #3
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Mandrake uses urpmi. You would set up your sources and the su to root and issueurpmi <programname> - it would find the program and the dependencies and do the install. And "urpmi gaim" (for example) is less keystrokes than either "apt-get gaim" or "emerge gaim"
 
Old 07-05-2005, 06:59 PM   #4
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try amsn. Just download it, untar, and run it. http://amsn.sourceforge.net/modules.php?name=Downloads

Look at the first two links on that page...
 
Old 07-05-2005, 07:01 PM   #5
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I have GAIM on their now and I installed it using urpmi. That was easy ha ha.
 
  


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