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Old 05-08-2006, 11:31 AM   #1
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need help installing Yahoo!


Hi all, I went to Y! website and download ymessenger.deb (I am using NetinstDebian), then install the package with root. Everything is perfect. Then I switch to user account run yahoo messenger. It just run through a small installation again then disappear. I try to run Ymessenger.bin but failed. I mean when i double click it does not run. I switch back to root, and try to run Y! messenger but it can't run as well. what should i do now to run it again? I try to remove and reinstall but no help..
 
Old 05-08-2006, 01:39 PM   #2
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How about using GAIM or Kopete?
 
Old 05-08-2006, 09:38 PM   #3
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I know that GAIM is good alternative. But I am eager to learn linux.. and my question is: why I can't now install Y! messenger? what's wrong with that? If there is some problem with installation process, then reinstall it should resolve the problem as Window$ still do..??
 
Old 05-08-2006, 09:47 PM   #4
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how are you installing it. post exactly what you are doing and what errors you are getting. You can install gaim and kopete and learn linux too though
 
Old 05-08-2006, 09:55 PM   #5
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okay.. i am not with linux now cause I am at work.. but here is basically what I do.
I download yahoo.deb from h..p://messenger.yahoo.com to /usr/bin
then from console I type #dpkg -i /usr/bin/yahoo.deb
it ask for dependencies.. blah.. i type: #apt-get -f install then ..done. I can chat with Y!.
Now swich to user1 acc. I hit yahoo mess. short cut on desktop, it run a short check and .. gone!! I click the short cut, run the .bin file, but no help. I switch back to root acc. but now it can not run (before it runs okay).
I remove Y! by sysnaptic (or similar), reinstall without any error. but i can not run Y! anymore??!! so what's the possible mistake??
 
Old 05-08-2006, 10:04 PM   #6
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to install it, i wouldn't download it to /usr/bin. i would just download it to home or whereever,then install it, but thats just me. Anyways, ok, so you install it, runs ok as root, try to run as a normal user and it crashes? I believe the -f flag is force for debian, i wouldn't use that. I would just use the normal

apt-get install libgdk-pixbuf2 libglib libgtk libssl

or whatever depends it needs. ymessenger might already be in the repos. try

apt-get install ymessenger

regardless, after it's installed
To run it type
/usr/bin/ymessenger
from the command line. see if that works.
 
Old 05-08-2006, 10:25 PM   #7
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thanx buddie for help.. but it get me mad when I type at the console /usr/bin/ymessenger and nothing happen!! NO ERRor report, nothing.. just nothing!!!
 
Old 05-09-2006, 04:14 AM   #8
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Its not likely to work properly. According to the Yahoo website, it was tested on Debian Woody which is really an old release. There are other people who have had similar problems, so maybe a search will help you out.
 
Old 05-09-2006, 05:53 AM   #9
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Okay, can I have another question? what speed should I use to burn iso file ? does it really matter?
 
Old 05-09-2006, 04:00 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by gaixixon
Okay, can I have another question? what speed should I use to burn iso file ? does it really matter?
Any speed will do, but if you face problems with your discs you may have to lower the speed.
 
Old 05-09-2006, 08:07 PM   #11
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1/ plz see the error below and tell me how to fix libgtkhtml (it's still on the /lib folder)

dhcppc6:~# /opt/ymessenger/bin/ymessenger.bin
/opt/ymessenger/bin/ymessenger.bin: error while loading shared libraries: libgtkhtml.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
dhcppc6:~#
 
Old 05-09-2006, 08:26 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by gaixixon
1/ plz see the error below and tell me how to fix libgtkhtml (it's still on the /lib folder)

dhcppc6:~# /opt/ymessenger/bin/ymessenger.bin
/opt/ymessenger/bin/ymessenger.bin: error while loading shared libraries: libgtkhtml.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
dhcppc6:~#
You have to install the package that provides libgtkhtml.so.6. I am not sure what the package is on Debian systems.
 
Old 05-09-2006, 11:06 PM   #13
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I'm hoping that yahoo continues to work on this. I couldnt get it to work properly either.
 
Old 05-10-2006, 03:42 AM   #14
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I'm hoping that yahoo continues to work on this. I couldnt get it to work properly either.
The Yahoo messenger for Unix has not been improved for years so does not have the same features as the Windows equivalents. If you look at the distros that are supported, they are very old releases e.g. Debian Woody and Redhat 9.
 
  


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