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Old 10-30-2003, 04:26 PM   #1
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Gaim/MSN protocols and problems upgrading Gaim and Kopete.

Hey Guys.

After MS stopped old protocols from signing in to MSN, I had to upgrade from Gaim 0.59 to GAIM 7.0.

I downloaded Gaim 0.7 in an RPM, but whenever I try and install it with YaST, it asks for SuSE installation DVD 1, and installs the same version of Gaim that I already have installed.

I did try Kopete, 0.6.1a which is far better than Gaim, but that also needed upgrading to version 0.71 or above.
When I upgraded to 0.72, there where no protocols for any of the IM's, and I cannot find where any are kept on the web.

Can someone please tell me how to get Gaim 0.70 to install or where a RPM version of Kopete 0.72 with all protocols installed is avalable for download, or where to download the protocols from.

Thanks Guys.
Old 10-30-2003, 06:50 PM   #2
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for kopete try this:
Old 10-31-2003, 02:24 PM   #3
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Thanks RockmanExe

Anyone have an idea about how to install Gaim 0.70, without YaST deciding it wants the first installation DVD and re-installing 0.59???

Thanks Guys
Old 10-31-2003, 02:31 PM   #4
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Try "rpm -Uvh --force gaim.rpm" in Konsole or whatever you use as a terminal.

That should do it.

Old 11-01-2003, 07:56 AM   #5
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Hi ionstorm,

When I enter this command into Konsole
(rpm -Uvh --force
I get the following output.
(error: cannot open file No such file or directory)

This cant be right as it IS the right file and directory.

See for yourself...
sergeantroach@linux:~> dir /home/sergeantroach/Downloads
total 15686
-rw-r--r-- 1 sergeantroach users 542323 2003-10-31 20:38 GTK1-gtk-gnutella-0.92.0-0.i386.rpm
-rw-r--r-- 1 sergeantroach users 3183533 2003-10-30 13:41
-rw-r--r-- 1 sergeantroach users 14098 2003-10-30 17:48 kopete-0.6.1a-4rh80akc.i386.rpm
-rw-r--r-- 1 sergeantroach users 2933546 2003-10-30 17:44 kopete-0.7.1-1jec.i386.rpm
-rw-r--r-- 1 sergeantroach users 2200978 2003-10-30 16:59 kopete-0.7.2-1.i386.rpm
-rw-r--r-- 1 sergeantroach users 34157 2003-10-25 20:07 libdvdcss-1.2.8-1.i386.rpm
-rw-r--r-- 1 sergeantroach users 54807 2003-10-25 20:16 libdvdread-0.9.4-ogle1.i386.rpm
-rw-r--r-- 1 sergeantroach users 4572662 2003-10-26 12:14
-rw-r--r-- 1 sergeantroach users 301879 2003-10-25 20:16 ogle-0.9.1-ogle1.i586.rpm
-rw-r--r-- 1 sergeantroach users 88803 2003-10-25 20:17 ogle_gui-0.9.1-ogle1.i386.rpm
-rw------- 1 sergeantroach users 2094502 2003-10-25 11:06 xmmsskins-1.0-2.noarch.rpm

Thanks Guys
Old 11-01-2003, 09:27 PM   #6
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I have a similar problem trying to install any messenger that work with MSN in Suse 8.2 Trillian (wine) Gaim since most of my friends use it , and finally i found a version of kopete that can be install and run but not connect to any serve. And when I try to create a account it shuts down ... a bug :O(



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