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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.
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)
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).
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
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.