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Old 05-12-2005, 05:37 PM   #1
ksgill
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Ubuntu install amsn problem


After 30 mins of googling, I was unable to find out how I can install a package (amsn) that i downloaded from the internet. All the forums point out that it can be done through apt-get but I am unable to make it work. This is the output that i get:
Code:
root@CodeMonkey:/home/gill/Desktop # ls
amsn_0.94-1_i386.deb
root@CodeMonkey:/home/gill/Desktop # apt-get install amsn_0.94-1_i386.deb
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package amsn_0.94-1_i386.deb
root@CodeMonkey:/home/gill/Desktop # apt-get install amsn_0.94-1_i386
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package amsn_0.94-1_i386
.......another try

Code:
root@CodeMonkey:/home/gill/Desktop # apt-get install amsn
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
amsn is already the newest version.
You might want to run `apt-get -f install' to correct these:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  amsn: Depends: sox but it is not installable
        Depends: docker but it is not installable
        Depends: tcltls but it is not installable
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
root@CodeMonkey:/home/gill/Desktop # apt-get -f install
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Correcting dependencies... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  amsn
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0B of archives.
After unpacking 7143kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
(Reading database ... 58843 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing amsn ...
Could anyone point me out in to the right direction? How do I install this program. No, I am not interested in using GAIM

Thanks

Last edited by ksgill; 05-12-2005 at 05:38 PM.
 
Old 05-12-2005, 06:15 PM   #2
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Code:
apt-get install amsn
if you want to install a downloaded package
Code:
dpkg -i downloaded_file.deb
 
Old 05-12-2005, 11:35 PM   #3
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apt-get install amsn doesnt work unless u include more repositories. I figured it out though.. I am loving this system. mrcheeks, thanks for the tip about the downloaded package.
 
Old 05-13-2005, 12:40 AM   #4
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apt-get install amsn doesnt work unless u include more repositories. I figured it out though.. I am loving this system. mrcheeks, thanks for the tip about the downloaded package.
you're welcome, glad to see you got it working.
 
Old 05-13-2005, 03:19 AM   #5
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I presume you did add something to your sources.list, or perhaps uncomment some lines.
Could you please tell me what ?
 
Old 12-21-2010, 09:23 PM   #6
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Likewise

I'm having a similar problem. The only difference is I'm using aMSN ver 0.98.4. I'm told to...

In order to install amsn, or even to be able to launch it, you will need to compile it first.
To do so, you must first configure the package by executing the command
> ./configure
You must have the tcl-dev and tk-dev packages installed on your system, please refer to your system package management software or website in order to find these packages and to install them prior to running the ./configure script.
Once the configure script finished without any error, you can proceed with the compilation, it is as simple as typing :
> make
You can now launch amsn by typing
> ./amsn
Or you can install it with the command
> make install
Then you can use the
> amsn
command to launch future sessions of amsn.
You can also create a .deb and .rpm package by launching respectively the command
> make deb
and
> make rpm

For any other help, please refer to the FAQ or wiki or visit the forums of amsn at, but make sure you search for an answer to your question before asking it, it might have already been answered.

have fun.

I'm still not having fun. If that helped you, then great, but please tell me what I'm doing wrong. I'm used to just running .deb files, so yeah. I've no idea.

DeeJ.
 
  


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