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Old 07-11-2003, 07:58 AM   #16
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Give it up and switch to gaim... It knows about msn and works great!
 
Old 07-11-2003, 08:08 AM   #17
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quick question,

I use kmerlin, does amsn allow file transfer? The latest stable release of kmerlin does not.
 
Old 07-11-2003, 08:28 AM   #18
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okay i just download the latest stable tarball of amsn
i unzipped it like the instructions said when i try to run ./amsn i get the error:
bash: ./amsn: /usr/bin/wish: bad interpreter: No such file or directory
The other option to run says to do "wish amsn" I get this error:
bash: wish: command not found
I don't like installing from rpm's unless I have absolutely have to. I noticed the latest rpm download is 0.70 and the tarball is 0.80. Is there a big diff? Also I'm running redhat 9.0. Some assistance would be great. If I get this working I can get rid of kmerlin. Kmerlin has no file transfer and no sound so when people IM me I don't realize it. Please help. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 07-11-2003, 08:34 AM   #19
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You can find out what files an rpm has by typing "rpm -qa <rpm name>" in a terminal. The executible(s) would probably be in /usr/bin with a user application installed from an rpm. You don't need to move the executible, but should make sure that the installed location is in your path.

Have you tried gaim? It can use the MSN as well as many other protocols. Get it here: http://gaim.sourceforge.net/downloads.php
 
Old 07-11-2003, 08:37 AM   #20
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People advised you many times not to use that porky aMSN you found. Use gaim or KMess.

>>moderator note: removed rant. <<

Last edited by rshaw; 07-11-2003 at 10:00 AM.
 
Old 07-11-2003, 09:58 AM   #21
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Moderator warning for Graffitici

Graffitici, your post is respectless, without value and not in line with the LQ rules.
Please refrain from cursing and insulting or attacking your fellow LQ members. If you do not change your posting behaviour NOW, moderators will be forced to "teach" you using proper netiquette and respect for your fellow LQ members.
 
Old 07-11-2003, 02:06 PM   #22
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Come on, unSpawn, go easy on graffitici... He won't do it again, right?
 
Old 07-11-2003, 02:15 PM   #23
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Come on, unSpawn, go easy on graffitici... He won't do it again, right?

Dunno if you seen his/her reply before it was edited, but it was quite uncalled for and did deserve a reply from me until properly dealt with by this forums moderator. I do appreciate you making an effort to step in and plead for leniency, but I haven't heard back from him/her so I won't comment on that for now. There's just some things we can't allow if we want LQ to prosper and maintain a friendly atmosphere.
 
Old 07-11-2003, 02:36 PM   #24
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If you don't have wish I presume you can find it somewhere?

Last edited by Jose Muņiz; 07-11-2003 at 02:38 PM.
 
Old 07-11-2003, 05:20 PM   #25
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ok here i am. First of all, after reconsidering what I wrote, I agree that I have been somewhat rude. I apologize for my impolite behavior. The guy drove me InSane. He posted 12 messages, and none of them contains a decent question. This forum is not a place for people to write like a journal:

"I think I found the file........... but I can't copy it to the location I need it in....."

"I used the rpm..."

"I have finally decided to destroy aMSN and reinstall it.....
Missing files!"

If somebody is breaking the laws of the netiquette that certainly is not me. I was right at trying to reprove him. Actually this should have been done by you.
And about my language, I simply used the "f-word" once which is not that pivotal. If this had been posted on a serious newsgroup:
"quick question,
I use kmerlin, does amsn allow file transfer? The latest stable release of kmerlin does not."
the answer would have simply been:
"STFW"
I hope you all know what the F in these letters mean.
All in all, I agree I have behaved disrespectfully, but that is how people learn. I have learnt these the hard way, without any tolerance. Thus if I am to be warned, so should he be. I apologize again, for the trouble that I have caused.
Also thank mad_ady for your understanding. I am happy that there are folks out there who can understand me.
 
Old 07-11-2003, 06:29 PM   #26
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Your point being?

I just said what I did, to try to help others understand my problem...
 
Old 07-11-2003, 06:56 PM   #27
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How are you trying to help?? Have you read your posts??
First you install an application that you don't know the name.
Then you complain because you can't find the application that you don't know the name.
Then you tell us that you found the site
Then you tell us that you are confused, because the name of the application( that you previously didn't know the name) is aMSN.
Then you find the prog. You tell us the directory of the file.
...
Then you tell finally ask a question. A "quick" one you say. Ironically if only you thought about going to its project page and check the features section you could have found out even "quicker".
Check linux_pioneer post and you'll see how a post is organized. There are many FAQs on the net, and I think before participating in a community life you should better inform yourself about the rules.
The most egregious error is that it seems like you don't care about the others replies.

Anyway I am not interested into precipitating a verbal quarrel. My sole wish is that we both learnt some valuable lessons by this petty incident, and will be more responsible in the future....

Sincerely,
Don Graffiti
 
Old 07-11-2003, 07:06 PM   #28
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HELLOOOOOOOOOOO read above!!!
That quote "quick question" was NOT mine, now calm yourself!
 
Old 07-11-2003, 07:10 PM   #29
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Ooops well then, you had no questions at all. I'm sorry. And for your information
HELLOOOOOOOOOOO
means yelling and generally it is not a really nice thing to do....
 
Old 07-11-2003, 07:32 PM   #30
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Thanks for replying Graffitici,
I see you don't shun responsability by apologizing and trying to "educate" InSane103 how to post proper questions, and I appreciate that. I agree InSane103 should have used less posts to state his question. This does not however give you automagically the right to react the way you did.

If you disagree with how a thread unfolds, with replies or anything else, there basically are three approaches:
I. move on to a post you're willing to handle,
II. posting the reasons why changing would have benefitted him or
III. alerting a moderator.
As in RL(tm) all will require you to act responsably, use tact, be polite and respectfull towards your fellow community members.


InSane103, I hope you can see the point of it all. You could have achieved the same message, but more clearly, by posting your aprox first 5 messages as one post. Wich actually is quite common for most boards, mailinglists and NG's I've seen myself...
 
  


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