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Old 08-27-2009, 07:03 AM   #1
jeyaganesh
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How to install 'Instantbird' in CentOS 5?


Hello I would like to install Mozilla's Instant bird in CentOS5.
Instant bird comes as a .tar.bz2 file. I tried to install it by using 'tar xvjf', ./configure and make install commands.

But it is not installing. Please guide me to install it successfully.

Thanks in advance!
Jay
 
Old 08-27-2009, 07:05 AM   #2
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Can you provide us with more details? Does it ./configure without any errors? Can you post the output of ./configure (the last part of it)?
 
Old 08-27-2009, 07:15 AM   #3
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hi, thanks for the quick reply.
First I extracted the installation file.
Then typed cd /home/instantbird.

When I used 'make', it says 'No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.'

Finally I used 'make install', it says 'No rule to make target 'install'. Stop'.

Thanks
Jay
 
Old 08-27-2009, 07:16 AM   #4
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instantbird comes as a tarball containing the binaries (no need to compile from source): have you tried them? Be sure to meet all the system requirements and instantbird should run out of the box. Post any error here if in doubt.
 
Old 08-27-2009, 07:47 AM   #5
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instantbird comes as a tarball containing the binaries (no need to compile from source): have you tried them? Be sure to meet all the system requirements and instantbird should run out of the box. Post any error here if in doubt.
Hi Colucix,
Sorry, I have no command knowledge. Could you please tell me how to install the instant bird from its tarball that contains binaries?

Thanks in advance!
Jay
 
Old 08-27-2009, 07:58 AM   #6
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Hi Colucix,
Sorry, I have no command knowledge. Could you please tell me how to install the instant bird from its tarball that contains binaries?
Well it depends from the file you download from the official site: instantbird-0.1.3.1.en-US.linux-i686.tar.bz2 is the binary package, whereas instantbird-0.1.3.1.src.tar.bz2 is the source tarball. Once you've extracted the binaries:
Code:
tar jxf instantbird-0.1.3.1.en-US.linux-i686.tar.bz2
go to the newly created directory:
Code:
cd instantbird
and run the main executable from there (just to see if it works):
Code:
./instantbird
paste and copy any error message coming from this last command so we can take a look together.
 
Old 08-27-2009, 10:16 AM   #7
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Other requirement to run './instantbird'
GLib2 2.18.4 ( a version including 'libgio*' ).
Example link
http://www.icewalkers.com/Linux/Soft...980/GLib2.html
> > glib-2.18.4.tar.gz

# yum install gettext-devel
# mkdir /usr/local/glib218
exit
tar xvf glib-2.18.4.tar.gz
cd glib-2.18.4/
./configure --prefix=/usr/local/glib218/
( installing to a system path may trash "500" app's ).
make
# make install
exit
cd instantbird/
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/glib218/lib
( or add : export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/glib218/lib
to instantbird/instantbird , line 54 ).
... and run ./instantbird
.....
 
Old 08-28-2009, 06:23 AM   #8
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Hi Colucix,
I followed your command and got the following error. Hope you will get a clue to fix it.



[root@jay ~]# tar jxf '/root/Desktop/instantbird-0.1.3.1.en-US.linux-i686.tar.bz2'
[root@jay ~]# cd '/root/instantbird'
[root@jay instantbird]# ./instantbird
./instantbird-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libgio-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
[root@jay instantbird]#

Many Thanks,
Jay
 
Old 08-28-2009, 06:39 AM   #9
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Hello Knudfl,

Thanks for your help. I could install the Instant bird with your 'command' help.

But unfortunately, it is not connecting to the Yahoo account. I was trying to install this because Pidgin was also not connecting to the Yahoo.

I dont know which instant messenger will connect with Yahoo.


Also my thanks to Colucix for his help.

Jay
 
  


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