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Old 08-25-2004, 08:39 AM   #1
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RPM and the yahoo messenger


Running Mandrake 10.0 (download version), and tried to install yahoo messenger (rh9.ymessenger-1.0.4-1.i386). This isn't really a question about messenger (well partly), as I had that working fine under 9.2, my question is, what is happening with RPM?

I get the following in the terminal:

[root@localhost downloads]# rpm -q -l rh9.ymessenger-1.0.4-1.i386.rpm
package rh9.ymessenger-1.0.4-1.i386.rpm is not installed
[root@localhost downloads]# rpm -q -l rh9.ymessenger-1.0.4-1.i386
package rh9.ymessenger-1.0.4-1.i386 is not installed
[root@localhost downloads]# rpm -e rh9.ymessenger-1.0.4-1.i386
error: package rh9.ymessenger-1.0.4-1.i386 is not installed

Is it installed, or not? The /opt directory has a ymessenger folder with all the appropriate sub-folders/files in it, but I can't install it to the desktop, or run it. When I try to run it (either as root, or my user id), I get a yahoo messenger "configuration wizard". I agree to the terms, and it gives me an option to install it on my desktop. When I do this, it gives me a "ymessenger,kdelink" on the desktop, but when I click on that, it asks me what to open it with.

If someone can tell me what I am doing wrong here, and what the messages I get from RPM are telling me, I would appreciate it!
 
Old 08-25-2004, 08:53 AM   #2
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Did you install as root?
Don't do that.
Use rpm to remove it, and then, reinstall it as a normal user.
Force it to go, and not check dependancies.
Once you have done that, run ymessenger.
It should come up, and configure it, the way it has been.
At the end of configuration, it will prompt for a check box to launch it (mine did)
If not, run ymessenger from a CP.
It should start.
It should also place a dot folder in your home dir.
Good Luck.
 
Old 08-25-2004, 09:28 AM   #3
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Originally posted by PenguinPwrdBox
Did you install as root?
Don't do that.
Use rpm to remove it, and then, reinstall it as a normal user.
Force it to go, and not check dependancies.
Once you have done that, run ymessenger.
It should come up, and configure it, the way it has been.
At the end of configuration, it will prompt for a check box to launch it (mine did)
If not, run ymessenger from a CP.
It should start.
It should also place a dot folder in your home dir.
Good Luck.
Maybe you missed that I posted these lines from the command prompt:

[root@localhost downloads]# rpm -e rh9.ymessenger-1.0.4-1.i386
error: package rh9.ymessenger-1.0.4-1.i386 is not installed

I *tried* to uninstall it, andl tried again under my own user id. Now it's telling me:

error: open of rh9.ymessenger-1.0.4-1.i386 failed: No such file or directory
 
Old 08-25-2004, 12:08 PM   #4
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rpm -e takes the package shortname, not the file name. so:

rpm -e rh9.ymessenger

or

rpm -e ymessenger

may work.
 
Old 08-25-2004, 05:24 PM   #5
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"rpm -e ymessenger" worked to uninstall it, now I just need to figure out how to install it so it works!
 
Old 08-31-2004, 09:01 AM   #6
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I think I've got this figured out. After running the RPM, I ran ymessenger from a konsole and it worked fine, though I got a parsing error message until I unselected three of the options on the set-up screen. After that, it worked fine, until I tried to set it up for my wifes' account...

It worked fine on my account, and the "guest" account I have setup, but on hers', anytime she tried to send anything, instead of sending, it would open up Konqueror with three tabs (odd, since I had it set to use Mozilla). After much frustration, I ended up changing her link to "ymessenger - dir /home/<userid>". It seems that when I ran ymessenger on her account, I was not in the proper directory, changing the command as above solved the problem.
 
  


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