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Old 11-01-2004, 03:19 PM   #1
shikabwe
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Talking installing amsn


hey folks, just installed fedora 2.0, i ve gone through most posts and tutorials on linux and am kinda stuck if not frustrated...becuase most of the posts assume all goes well which doesnt happen all teh time.all im trying to do is install amsn. and this how am doing it:
downloaded amsn /amsn/amsn-0_93.tar.gz and saved in /home/shikabwe/src
su
[root@shikabwe]#ls
amsn-0_93.tar.gz
[root@shikabwe]# gzip -d amsn-0_93.tar.gz
[root@shikabwe]#tar xvf amsn-0_93.tar

everything went well here and and could see files extracted etc...
then
[root@shikabwe]#pwd
/home/shikabwe/src
[root@shikabwe]#ls
amsn-0_93 amsn-0_93.tar
[root@shikabwe]#cd amsn-0_93
[root@shikabwe]#./amsn
/usr/bin/env: wish: Permission denied

tried to run;
[root@shikabwe]# wish amsn
bash: wish: command not found
it seems like I dont have the correct tcl/tk according to the tutorials i ve read. what exactly is this? and how do i install it???
can someone tell me where am going wrong????
cant help but feel like going back to spyware/adware infested xp...last resort
 
Old 11-01-2004, 03:29 PM   #2
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http://www.rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2htm...p?query=tcl+tk
Look for the tcl tk on your cd before you download.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 03:47 PM   #3
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I did google that, i think i might be doing this in the wrong directory,i will try and install it from usr/local.....but they seem to be a lot of tcl tk files.which one do i actually need.i also tried to install it using rpm but it comes up error on dependencies. it asks me for wish???
 
Old 11-01-2004, 10:21 PM   #4
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ok, i tried to install this from root@xxxx#usr/ still didnt work. tried to follow all the read manuals on how to install software, can someone tell me how they all install software on their machines, i know im just missing that little something, does it really have to be a battle????
 
Old 11-01-2004, 11:16 PM   #5
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if you open the amsn-0_93 directory, you'll find the amsn shell script in there(it simply says "amsn")...click on it and amsn will launch.
i ended up making a link to it by typing:
Code:
ln -s ~/amsn-0_93/amsn /usr/bin/amsn
and that way i can launch it from a run command or terminal by just typing amsn
 
Old 12-08-2004, 09:32 AM   #6
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okay, sorry to bring this topic back up but i tried several installs of amsn, the new version (a .bin file) and even an older .rpm file

first time they didnt work because of TCL (or so i thought)

i installed TCL8.xxxx using ./configure && make && make install

all without any problems
tried to reinstall amsn after deleting
still nothing

help me out pls
 
Old 12-08-2004, 10:52 AM   #7
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EDIT:

i found out i only installed TCL but not TK

shame on me
but i have problems installing Tk
i have version 8.4.9 of both TCl and TK
i compiled TCL succesfully
i go into TK dir and do ./configure without any problems
i do make then
first stage goes quite well
then i get a bunch of these errors
/root/tk8.4.9/generic/tkInt.h:860: warning: data definition has no type or storage class


and so on and on




EDIT: sorry, i found it out myself on the forums after a whole lotta searching. I had to install an extra X package

now i do get another error
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lX11
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make: *** [libtk8.4.so] Error 1

i cant seem to find any inof on this -IX11 file


Last edited by exit83; 12-08-2004 at 12:01 PM.
 
Old 12-10-2004, 04:14 PM   #8
shikabwe
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tried something different

I got tired of trying all these distros and going through various forums and threads.I installed SuSe 9.1 personal(cost me $7 for the CD) it has everything, uses kopete messenger which works with aol,msn and yahoo .there is a couple of multimedia applications. and whats more..i had been having problems trying to duo boot xp with fedora. with SuSe it worked like a charm, i installed xp then SuSe without even touching boot.ini or grub....needless to say the learning curves with linux goes on;-)
 
Old 12-11-2004, 04:43 AM   #9
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Well, i finally found out how to install Amsn

First install the newest version (it only comes in binaries, not rpms at the moment though)
Look if you got TCL/TK installed (try running WISH command)
If not, install the newest version (always handy to keep your system up to date)
After this, use your favorite text editor to change 1 value in of the AMSN file used to start up AMSN

In the first line it uses the wish command but with the new TK the command is changed to WISH8.4 so edit this one in. After this, it whould all work like a charm
 
  


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