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Old 11-16-2003, 11:13 AM   #1
adamkimber
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Gaim updated version, install probs


Hi,

I am still very new to Linux and stillhaving a few probs with installing software!

I am trying to install the updated version of Gaim, in order to be able to use MSN Messenger as it's what most of my friends use!

I have downloaded gaim-0.72-1rh9.i386.rpm which I then ran rpm -iv on and got told I needed a lot of other librarys. I found the GTKSpell which it needed and installed this but I still keep getting told that: -

libtcl8.3.so is needed by gaim-0.72-1rh9
libtk8.3.so is needed by gaim-0.72-1rh9

From what I could find out on the net, these are part of the tcltk, so I downloaded tcltk-8.3.5-88.src.rpm which I try to install with "rpm -iv tcltk-8.3.5-88.src.rpm", which just returns the name of itself and then stops without doing anything else. It hasn't installed the files as Gaim is still complaining!!

I'd really appreciate it if someone could point out where I'm going wrong and how I can get this installed.

Thanks,

Adam
 
Old 11-16-2003, 11:29 AM   #2
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You are trying to intall from a SRPM (file-name.src.rpm). You have to use
Code:
'rpmbuild --rebuild file-name.src.rpm'
to first build the package. Then go to the
Code:
 /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/
directory. You will find the RPMs in that directory. Install them using the
Code:
rpm -ivh file-name.rpm
.

However, I would suggest that you get a RPM file from http://rpm.pbone.net/ and install it instead of doing it from SRPMs
 
Old 11-16-2003, 12:22 PM   #3
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Hi,

I have tried looking for a normal rpm and can't seem to find one anywhere! I also tried using rpmbuild although this gave me errors and nothing turned up in the /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/ directory

Do you have any suggestions of where else I may be able to locate an rpm from? Unless someone knows where the rpm is on the red hat install cd's as I have searched them but cannot find it!

Thanks again,

Adam
 
Old 11-16-2003, 01:31 PM   #4
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did you try this ?
http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...p?group_id=235
 
Old 11-16-2003, 01:35 PM   #5
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You could always try building gaim from the source. Thats the only way I do it. Just make sure if you want MSN to work you have SSL support from either GNU TLS or Mozilla
 
Old 11-16-2003, 03:33 PM   #6
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Seems you did not look hard enough. Anyways, if you go to http://rpm.pbone.net/ and search for libtcl8.3.so I got 91 results. If you are using Red Hat 9, this link http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat....i386.rpm.html should give you the RPM. Again, I would suggest that you search the above site yourself to learn better.
 
Old 11-16-2003, 07:18 PM   #7
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Apologies, I did a search for tcltk-8.3.5-88, thinking that was what I wanted (the same file, just without the src bit). Obviously, I should have simply searched for the file it moaned about and I would have found the library. I will remember this next time so I don't have to bother you guys again over something so trivial.

Apologies again,

Adam
 
  


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