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You could try going to your Mandrake Control Center, and select Install Packages under the Software Management. Then type in libnss and press enter. You will be shown some package(s). Install them and then try installing gaim again.
Search for libnss3.rpm or something of the sort. Try using RPM finder to find the RPM for libnss3. From there it's just an install/upgrade with the RPM command. You could also try passing the RPM installer the --force command, but Im not sure I'd recommend it.
Upon querying my install files for nss I found the following installed on my system:
Look into those, they may contain your required file.
For anyone else who replies to this post. Speak to me as if i am a 4th grader please. RPM finder is a google thing i figured out but your not very explanative about t he RPM command. Are there certain switches, do i have to specify some file that i have downloaded with the rpm command? I have used linux for about a total of 3 hours now so im as new as you can get. Thanks!
RPM is a fairly easy (by comparison) to use tool for installing software on the Linux O/S. It is typically used with
> rpm [options] [package]
You can get more information about the options by running
> man rpm
Generally speaking, if you have questions about any command in Linux, you can typically run a man [command name] for information on options and usage syntax. Typically if you have an older version of a package installed, you'd upgrade it with
> rpm -Uhv [package]
I believe the switch to install fresh is -I and for force is either --force or -f but don't quote me on either, as Im running Windows as I write this so I can't exactly *check*.
Installing Mozilla is actually probably the best way to get that library, as hackers_ previously posted. Check www.mozilla.org. They *should* have an easy to install RPM file for your distro of Linux.
ok ok i got gaim installed, but heres what i did. I re-installed mandrake but instead of pressing cancel i actually downloaded and used cd's 2 and 3 during the install. This apparently puts many more libraries on there. Also, your giving me switches in these posts which is great, but i have no idea what the commands are. the only commands I know are from reading posts like ifconfig>ifconfig.txt which outputs to a text file. SImple enough, and SU which is the super user login. I run mandrake from a blue non-root account because i have idea wtf im doing.
Nightjar, i didnt see gaim anywhere after installing mandrake, but then again i have NO CLUE where things are stored. What are all these folders for? /local /host / blah blah blah. I know what the abbreviations mean, but i know no clue as to what determines what goes in each folder. I mean i must have found 5 different games folders...wtf is that?
Anyhow, thanks for the help. Try speaking in steps to me though, i learn better that way. =P
You sound like I did about 3 weeks ago when I started using Mandrake Linux 9.2. then I started compiling stuff from the sources and doing a lot of other things that taught me more and more about Linux, enough to even install the newest kernel. First of all, it helps to know how to use terminals for things like moving, copying, and other things with files. Also, you can uninstall and reinstall packages through it.
When he said try using the --force option, he meant opening a terminal and logging in as root. To login as root type su and then your root password. Then, go to the directory where the RPM is located, and since you start out in your home folder if it's in /home/yourname/location-of-rpm-download then you would type cd location-of-rpm-download. After you're there, type ls to get a list of the files in the directory and then enter:
rpm -i --force name-of-package.rpm
For example, for gaim version 0.75, type:
rpm -i --force gaim-0.75-0mdk9.2.i586.rpm
I tried explaining it in fourth grade terms as much as possible for you. If you're confused about what I mean, just ask me. I'm more than willing to help you further.
ok i already got the program installed by just downloading the rpm file and double clicking it. I still have a quick question. I installed winex3 and also installed counterstrike, but when i typed MOUNT in the console it gave me an error. I had to use the command mount and then put "supermount" at the end. What is that about? It worked then....