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Old 08-06-2005, 12:52 PM   #1
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MSN Messenger for linux


Hii.


I want to know about a software for RedHat linux 9.0 for chatting something like MSN Messenger, please tell me about this along with the process and steps of installation of the software.



 
Old 08-06-2005, 12:58 PM   #2
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Gaim supports many IM protocols including MSN. I you use KDE you might try Kopete, but it tends to crash randomly alot. Search on this forum about installing rpm's, I'm sure both Gaim and Kopete are in the RedHat repositories.
 
Old 08-06-2005, 12:59 PM   #3
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I use Gaim. You can get an RPM for Red Hat 9.0 here. I'm not sure how you install RPMs though, search Google for some documentation. Also, you might wanna check you have SSL installed because I think it's required for MSN.

There are other clients, like aMSN and if you have KDE, try Kopete.
 
Old 08-06-2005, 01:00 PM   #4
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You need to acess on root

1st
Goto terminal
2.
3.
Code:
rpm -Uvh gaim-1.4.0-0rh9.i386.rpm
4.
That's it

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Old 08-06-2005, 01:02 PM   #5
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Red Hat 9.0 doesn't use apt-get..
 
Old 08-06-2005, 01:03 PM   #6
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Yes, sry, i forget it suppoerts wget
 
Old 08-06-2005, 02:13 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by Nylex
Red Hat 9.0 doesn't use apt-get..
Not quite true - it uses apt4rpm which works in a similar way to Apt.
 
Old 08-06-2005, 02:17 PM   #8
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Ahh sorry. apt4rpm isn't installed by default though, is it?
 
Old 08-06-2005, 04:20 PM   #9
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True, but my comment still stands.
 
Old 08-06-2005, 04:37 PM   #10
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aMSN is the closest thing to Micro$oft's MSN Messenger
 
Old 08-07-2005, 01:55 AM   #11
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I also had the same problem of MSN Messenger for linux and when after downloading when i did

rpm -Uvh gaim-1.4.0-0rh9.i386.rpm

it gave the following error

error: Failed dependencies:
libgtkspell.so.0 is needed by gaim-1.4.0-0rh9

what should i do please reply
 
Old 08-07-2005, 03:53 AM   #12
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the easiest way is using yum.

# yum install gaim

You may have to do:
# yum check-update
first, and make sure you have the repos (which you should). It should fix the dependancies as well
 
  


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