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Old 10-24-2003, 01:29 PM   #16
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go to http://amsn.sourceforge.net download the .tar.gz file. Uncompress it. go to the msn directory.
type
./amsn it will ask you to download a package and install it. Click ok. It will download and install everything automatically. You're ready to use amsn. The interface is exactly the same as MSN , you'll feel very comfortable with the interface. Login. Don't need neither to type ./configure nor make
just uncompress it go to the dir and type ./amsn that's all.


hope that helps, any doubts we're here...
 
Old 10-24-2003, 01:41 PM   #17
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nope, I am in the msn directory, and I type ./amsn and I get "/usr/bin/env: wish: No such file or directory"
 
Old 10-24-2003, 04:07 PM   #18
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As I see you use Red Hat, go to the installation package tool and search for the Tcl and Tk packages! (Don't get me wrong) I assume you know the installation package tools from Red Hat 'cause I don't even know how to ls on red hat (is there ls on red hat? ). On the installation cd's you'll find those packages (rembember to isntalll the -dev(el) packages of these too if you find them)


Hope that helps,
 
Old 10-25-2003, 04:47 AM   #19
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not to sure what you mean by the instlation package tool

I downloaded this file http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/t...6.rpm?download which is a RPM of the TCL's libarys and it said "a newer version of TCL is already installed"

I can get hold of red hat 9 would that be a better option?
 
Old 10-25-2003, 03:19 PM   #20
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OK. I've downloaded the following package

gaim-0.70-1rh9.i386.rpm

I installed it with the following command (logged in as root)

rpm -Uvh gaim-0.70-1rh9.i386.rpm

That should work, except i see you're using RH8, not RH9. Hmm?

Just checked and there is a RH8 version (gaim-0.70-1rh8.i386.rpm) - so get that one.

If you're still having problems, copy and paste the exact output from the console into a post, and maybe someone can figure out what's wrong. To do that you must obviously use the console (in my opinion always use the console - the run dialogue never gives you any feed-back if things don't work).
 
Old 10-26-2003, 05:28 AM   #21
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Just done that and I got the output:
"warning: gaim-0.71-1rh8.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 883c1c14
error: Failed dependencies:
libgtkspell.so.0 is needed by gaim-0.71-1rh8"

All I want is to sign into msn!, why oh why is is so diffcuilt? *sobs*
 
Old 10-26-2003, 06:10 AM   #22
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ok, this take the piss more by the minuite, just googled " libgtkspell.so.0" and found out I needed this file "gtkspell-2.0.4-2.i386.rpm"

just tried to install that and got told I need this "libaspell.so.15 is needed by gtkspell-2.0.4-2"

looks like it is back to windows XP for me
 
Old 10-26-2003, 07:58 AM   #23
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If you have your RH8 installation cds, mount them and look for the required packages there first (jsut to save the pain of searching on the web)
As its the RH8 version of gaim, any required package should already be available on your RH8's cds

I think you will need
gtkspell
aspell
aspell-en (maybe)
gnome-spell (maybe)

They are probably on cd2, but Im not so sure.

Good luck !

Addenum (or whatever)

tcl and tk, required by amsn, should also be available on your RH8's cds.

Last edited by dabicho; 10-26-2003 at 08:05 AM.
 
Old 10-26-2003, 09:12 AM   #24
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bitlbee is good, the msn protocol isn't working right now but hopefully it will work soon
 
Old 10-26-2003, 11:06 AM   #25
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Quote:
Originally posted by 123 Paul
ok, this take the piss more by the minuite, just googled " libgtkspell.so.0" and found out I needed this file "gtkspell-2.0.4-2.i386.rpm"

just tried to install that and got told I need this "libaspell.so.15 is needed by gtkspell-2.0.4-2"

looks like it is back to windows XP for me
Same here m8


Everytime I try to install something, another package is needed, and for that package, another package is needed.


Im using Redhat 9.0 and up2date is saying everything is up2date, obviosuly it isnt.


My question is: Is there another reliable package updater ?
 
Old 10-27-2003, 11:40 AM   #26
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Thanks for all the help everyone, but it feels like it is a road with no end!

I might have a go with mandrake maybe....
 
Old 10-27-2003, 04:37 PM   #27
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Why Mandrake ??
 
Old 10-27-2003, 07:17 PM   #28
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I got MSN to work with Gaim 0.71. See this post.
 
Old 10-27-2003, 08:25 PM   #29
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well linux is going to hurt unless you read.. yes read, i suggest going to
http://linux-newbie.sunsite.dk/index.html or go to
http://www.tldp.org/

those are both good places to go, or you could read a book.. Dont like this idea, then i s'pose you could go back to the... *gasp* ...darkside
 
  


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