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I have Mandrake 9.1 and tried to install yahoo messenger for Mandrake. It dies with a core dump. Then I decide to play around with wine. Got wine downloaded configured and running, tested it with a win32 app that I knew did not have to be installed. then I decide to download yahoo messenger for windows and it actually installs under wine it even runs too, but wont connect. Its is truly a sad thing when I can down load a win32 app and have it install and run (for the most part) on linux with a Win32 "emulator" but the naitve linux version crapps out.
I tried Gaim 0.59 liked yahoo better. Tried to install 0.69 but I did not want to spend the time it would take(I found the first one of 2 but that one had 2 or 3 other libs it needed ect...) to find and install all the libs it required. It would be nice it RPM's came packed with all the dependencie files it needed and did check to see if they exist and copy them if they do not. ala Windows install shield ect.
I am not a programmer and have no desire to be one. The closest thing I do to programming is setting up Cisco routers
Oddly enough on my computer at work, which has mandrake 9.1 also, I found some *.nix version of yahoo that installed and worked but the fonts were unreadable. Now if I can just figure out what I did to make it work.
Found some other ym clients gtkmessenger and Kyahoo. There are problems with gtk I need to figure out and the dependencie list dfor kmessenger was so long I am not goint to bother with it.
Distribution: Lots of distros in the past, now Linux Mint
fonts are usually adjustable, although your sysadmin may not want to give you that ability on your own. As for myslef, yahoo works well, although I'm running debian/unstable, so there are bound to be some differences. Still, don't blame the app, or linux, it just may be that your implementation might not be set up favorably.
Originally posted by cleekjc I have Mandrake 9.1 and tried to install yahoo messenger for Mandrake. It dies with a core dump. Then I decide to play around with wine. Got wine downloaded configured and running, tested it with a win32 app that I knew did not have to be installed. then I decide to download yahoo messenger for windows and it actually installs under wine it even runs too, but wont connect. Its is truly a sad thing when I can down load a win32 app and have it install and run (for the most part) on linux with a Win32 "emulator" but the naitve linux version crapps out.
Sure is sad indeed. Do you get any error messages when you attempt to run the application? Try running it from a terminal to help us find an error so we can help you get this bad boy running.