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Old 12-11-2003, 09:27 PM   #1
atapi103
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msn in linux (amsn and gaim not working)


I want a msn messenger client for RH linux, I tryed installing amsn from rpm but the package manager crashed with an error. I managed however to install gaim completly but upon adding my accounts only AOL and TOS were available for chat protocols, and nothing for msn.

Is it posible to get a msn chat client in linux or am I doing something wrong?

Obviously very new to linux. 1 day...
 
Old 12-11-2003, 09:39 PM   #2
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I have gaim working perfet with my msn accounts, with gaim, even the hotmail email notifications works.

forget the rpm, compile from the source to have a better results.
 
Old 12-11-2003, 09:50 PM   #3
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you can either try ccmsn or kopete
but i personally recommend amsn, so if you still wanna try getting it going just show the error you get when trying to install, if not then have fun with one of the others ;-)
 
Old 12-12-2003, 12:07 AM   #4
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Ok these are the errors I get when trying to execute amsn

There was an error launching the application.

Details: Failed to execute child process "amsn" (No such file or directory)

I have installed the tcl/tk already with ActiveStates pre compiled binaries.

Last edited by atapi103; 12-12-2003 at 02:45 AM.
 
Old 12-12-2003, 06:25 AM   #5
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Whats your version of gaim? Many older versions cannot use the latest SSL 9 protocol...
 
Old 12-12-2003, 07:38 AM   #6
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here's the msn part of gaim's faq....

http://gaim.sourceforge.net/faq.php#q56
 
Old 12-12-2003, 08:03 AM   #7
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Try downloading the tar.gz for amsn, extract it to /usr/share, and execute it with

/usr/share/msn/amsn

If this works with version 0.83, I suggest d/l the CVS version from the projects page, It's stable and comes with more extras

Best Regards,

Sam Black
 
Old 12-12-2003, 05:20 PM   #8
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Ok it is version 8.3 of amsn I have, it untared it into a directory inside my home and now when I try the command

/usr/share/msn/amsn

i get this instead:

bash: /usr/share/msn/amsn: No such file or directory

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Old 12-12-2003, 10:11 PM   #9
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well all u need to do for amsn is untar the directory...go into the untarred directory...and type ./amsn
that will do it for you. as for gaim here is a short howto.
1)rpm -qa | grep gaim
whatever u get, copy that and paste in into the next command:
rpm -e (whatever u got from previous command).
2)go to rpmseek.org and download the latest nss and nspr libraries.
3)go to gaim.sourceforge.net and download the latest gaim build.
4)install the nss and nspr libraries:
rpm -Uvh nspr*.rpm (where * is the version no.--u can use tab for auto completion)
rpm -Uvh nss*.rpm (*--same as above)
if everything goes well then go on else try to solve the problems.
5)type rpm -Uvh gaim*.rpm (*--same as above)
if you do not get any serious errors like gtk or no SSL support or no gcc or glibc then u r good to go.
all you do then is:
rpm -Uvh --nodeps gaim*.rpm
now all u do is type gaim on the console and ur new gaim with MSN will be working for you.
hope this helped.
 
Old 12-13-2003, 03:26 AM   #10
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I was following your directions for gaim and it was prity clear except on the rpm -e ... it froze, gave no errors but would not return to the prompt. So I tryed closeing the prompt and bringing it back up, this time after downloading the nss and nspr

rpm -Uvh nsspr......

and this did the same, it froze but gave no errors.

Must be doing something wrong. But I feel so stupid this isnt working, your directions are so clear.
 
Old 12-13-2003, 05:35 AM   #11
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Hello
If your amsn still not working try these steps, i have also face some hard time with amsn but with these stpes it start work for me.

Download amsn-0_xx.tar.gz
tar xvzf amsn-0_xx.tar.gz
cd msn
./amsn
or
wish amsn
If command wish is not found, you need to download and install tcl/tk packages (tcl & tk).

some time game and amsn does not logon, i solve this problem by enterning isp or if u are behing Proxy server and DNS server IP address in your lan card dns entries.

i wish u solve this proble
wish u best of luck

Thanks
 
Old 12-13-2003, 07:25 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by atapi103
I was following your directions for gaim and it was prity clear except on the rpm -e ... it froze, gave no errors but would not return to the prompt. So I tryed closeing the prompt and bringing it back up, this time after downloading the nss and nspr

rpm -Uvh nsspr......

and this did the same, it froze but gave no errors.

Must be doing something wrong. But I feel so stupid this isnt working, your directions are so clear.
hmmm.....u sure you are using a rpm based distribution.also you have to do all this as root user.
i cant help u ne more than this.maybe you should go check out the syslog or the bash logs(if bash does log everything).that might help.
l8r
 
Old 12-13-2003, 08:05 AM   #13
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i you have python(most distros do) then theres a lovely little textmode msn client called pebrot, its not perfect but its pretty good, i like it cos it means wherever i am if the net(ssh) is available so is msn.
 
Old 12-13-2003, 12:23 PM   #14
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I apreciate all the help. Indeed I am logged in as root. I downloaded for nss and nspr as rpm, but I apreciate all the help you have given me and I wont give up, for now I am gona try the text mode pebrot but I have kept in mind everything you all have said.

I am gona also try ccmsn and kopete soon.

Once again I thank all.
 
Old 12-13-2003, 07:20 PM   #15
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hey man, i was under exactly the same situation as u and i spent a week trying to resolve it.
msn protocol of gaim does not work rite off the back for red hat 9, u have to go thru a series of compiling steps in order to get msn online under gaim.
here's what i did and it WORKS!!!
1> download & compile latest version GNUTLS
2> if it gives u dependencies errors, then follow whatever it directs u to and download all other neccessary libraries
(i compiled 3 other dependency libraries, can't remember specifically tho)
3> re-configure & compile gaim (latest version is 0.74)
4> boom, working msn on gaim
 
  


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