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Anyone have any clue what the dependancies of gAIM is? I managed to get some of them but not all of them. I know GTK+ 2, aspell, and gtkspell are required. But what else? I've been in and out of the linux scene, but I've decided to do a 100% switch to linux. BTW: I'm using SuSE 8.2 personal if it helps any.
The easiest way should be for you to post here how your are trying to install from a terminal (rpm, source and the commands you are typing) and the error messages you are getting, then we can see the dependencies you are missing
Again, it won't help, because we don't know what dependencies are missing. When you typed:
rpm -ivh <gaim package name>
at the terminal, it returns a dependencies failure. That's what is important for us to know. It's nearly impossible to know what is necessary to install on your machine (dependencies) to run gaim because we don't know what you have installed on it... Same for sources and rpm's. If you don't post the errors you are getting during install is just like saying "This program has performed an illegal operation and will now be closed", or better saying, impossible to know the problem
error: failed dependencies:
libnspr4.so is needed by gaim-0.70-SuSE.ulb.4
libnss3.so is needed by gaim-0.70-SuSE.ulb.4
libnss3.so(NSS_3.2) is needed by gaim-0.70-SuSE.ulb.4
libnss3.so(NSS_3.3) is needed by gaim-0.70-SuSE.ulb.4
libplc4.so is needed by gaim-0.70-SuSE.ulb.4
libplds4.so is needed by gaim-0.70-SuSE.ulb.4
libsmime3.so is needed by gaim-0.70-SuSE.ulb.4
libsoftokn3.so is needed by gaim-0.70-SuSE.ulb.4
libssl3.so is needed by gaim-0.70-SuSE.ulb.4
libssl3.so(NSS_3.2) is needed by gaim-0.70-SuSE.ulb.4
And I do know how to compile stuff, its just easier with rpms. Besides.. all the dependancies were giving me problems regardless witch way I took. Apperantly though, SuSE doesn't think you'll need all the latest libraries or just doesn't bother to install them even if you choose every single package.
However, it seems pretty strange. Looks like it's all packages provided by Mozilla(?). Well, I think that Suse is shipped with Gaim (it has a lot or CD's) so gaim has to be in one of them. Install the gaim included in your cd's, then issue the update rpm command instead:
rpm -Uvh <gaim package you want to update>
Not sure if this will work, but it's all I can think about.
I hope it's of any help. I'm sorry I can not help you out as I wished and I'm afraid I've already played all my cards . Let's hope someone with Suse here has a package for you or know how to install it properly (I've never tried Suse myself)
Okay.. now this is really.. really odd. It still didn't work after I installed Mozilla 1.5rc2 so I donwloaded the files that you linked. this is what I end up getting:
linux:/home/RakeRon # rpm -ivh mozilla-2002030417_trunk-0_rh7.i386.rpm
file /usr/lib/libnspr4.so from install of mozilla-2002030417_trunk-0_rh7 conflicts with file from package mozilla-nspr-2002072710_trunk-0_rh7
file /usr/lib/libplc4.so from install of mozilla-2002030417_trunk-0_rh7 conflicts with file from package mozilla-nspr-2002072710_trunk-0_rh7
file /usr/lib/libplds4.so from install of mozilla-2002030417_trunk-0_rh7 conflicts with file from package mozilla-nspr-2002072710_trunk-0_rh7
I tried to remove it in YaST2 but its protected so I can't remove it. Any ideas?
I don't know if this helps any, but I just installed GAIM on a FreeBSD system. You need to make sure that you have gettext, makeconf, and automake. Certain versions may or maynot work though, you should check their FAQ though,
Okay.. I tried the source code and found something I was missing. Now it works after I compiled it from the code. All I gotta say is ABOUT DAMN TIME IT WORKED! lol Still don't understand why the rpm didn't work though.