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Old 10-14-2003, 05:10 PM   #1
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which download to install gaim?


I'd like to install gaim but don't know which download to choose from this page:

sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=235

or what to do with it once I've got it. All help greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 
Old 10-14-2003, 05:16 PM   #2
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download gaim-0.71-1rh8.i386.rpm 3839142 1083 i386 .rpm

then log on as ROOT at the shell and run the following
rpm -ivh gaim-0.71-1rh8.i386.rpm 3839142 1083 i386 .rpm

good luck
 
Old 10-14-2003, 05:17 PM   #3
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I usually download the tar.bz2
then
su -
cd /wherever/I/downloaded/it
tar jxvf gaim-0.71.tar.bz2
cd gaim-0.71
./configure
make
make install
exit
gaim &
 
Old 10-14-2003, 05:20 PM   #4
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PS....make a dirctory first, move the file to that directory. Then cd into the directory and run "rpm -ivh gaim-0.71-1rh8.i386.rpm 3839142 1083 i386 .rpm"

jist in case you didnt know that
 
Old 10-14-2003, 05:44 PM   #5
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gaim-0.71-1rh8.i386.rpm 3839142 1083 i386 .rpm
 
Old 10-15-2003, 02:22 PM   #6
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Thanks very much for all your help. I chose to do it the rpm way, and it seems to have worked.

There was an intermediate step involved due to a dependency on gtkspell-2.0.2-1.i386.rpm


Just one last problem though....

(and please do laugh - I know I'm thick!)

how do I run the newly installed program?!

I'm using window maker. There was no shortcut added to GUI during installation. The only way I know of running files is to select 'run' from the window maker menu and to type the path of the file you want. The problem is there doesn't seem to be an obvious file to choose.

typing ls in /home/myname gives

gaim-0.71-1rh8.i386.rpm gtkspell-2.0.2-1.i386.rpm GNUstep

There's nothing which relates to gaim in the GNUstep directory.

Please help! Many thanks, reetep.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 03:16 PM   #7
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open command prompt
type:

gaim



slight
 
Old 10-15-2003, 03:58 PM   #8
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Thanks, that's done it! I'm very grateful to who helped.

reetep.
 
  


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