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Old 10-23-2003, 01:49 AM   #1
comptech35
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Unhappy need help im dumb dont laugh at me plz


ok im new to linux i dont know shit yet so im a newbie/dumbass ok i need to know how i install stuff on here some stuff i just unzip and its installed other stuff i cant figure out how to install . anyways lets get to the point i need to know how to install Gyach (it wouldnt let me put a link on here for some reson) if some one could help me step by step that would be nice if im 2 dumb for u and u cant help me any link or tip u can give me would be helpfull . and thank u in advance. ohh by the way i have redhat 9 and i heard that linux is like a dos program i heard there are a lot of commands and stuff but this is more like windows so is it saposed to be like this or did i just chose the wrong install when i installed it .i i really want to learn to use linux the real linux so if i fucked some thing up just let me know. thanks again.
 
Old 10-23-2003, 02:03 AM   #2
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if you're looking to connect to yahoo, you can install the newest version of gaim by downloading the binary rpm @ http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/g...6.rpm?download
it's like trillian for linux. just click on it and a gui package manager will pop up asking for your root password. after giving this you should be able to install it okely dokely.

anyway, with tarballs (*.tar.gz files) it's usually:

1. cd directory_path/filename.tar.gz
2. tar xvfz filename.tar.gz
3. cd extracted_directory
4. ./configure
5. make
6. su
<enter root password>
7. make install

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Old 10-23-2003, 02:05 AM   #3
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I am assuming you are referring to this file :
http://www4.infi.net/~cpinkham/gyach...h-0.9.4.tar.gz

What you have to do to install this :

tar -xzf gyach-0.9.4.tar.gz
^this will unpack the archive

./configure
^ this will set up the stuff necessary to compile the program
if this does not complete successfully, post your results here and I'll let you know how to procede

make
^this will actually compile the program. again if it fails post your results here.

make install
^ this must be done as root because it installs the program in areas that a regular user account is not allowed to write to

I must say that if you can find a RedHat RPM for this program (i did a quick look and didnt' find one) then that would be much easier.

if you have any problems with this, post your problems and we will try to help you get this done. Do you know there is a Yahoo Messenger for RedHat? Check yahoo's website to find it.

--ArmedGeek
 
Old 10-23-2003, 02:11 AM   #4
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i know there is a messenger but the damn chat doesnt work i tryed gaim to use gaim i couldnt get my yahoo or my msn to work on there my aim user name works fine tho its just yahoo and msn wont. but im sure that gaim doesnt have a chat room thing either
 
Old 10-23-2003, 02:14 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by comptech35
i know there is a messenger but the damn chat doesnt work i tryed gaim to use gaim i couldnt get my yahoo or my msn to work on there my aim user name works fine tho its just yahoo and msn wont. but im sure that gaim doesnt have a chat room thing either
because you need the version i linked to. this version (.71) should very well connect to yahoo and msn. as far as i know, it does have a chatroom thingy. it's a button on the screen after you log in.

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Old 10-23-2003, 02:17 AM   #6
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how do i give it those comands like i said this red hat 9 linux is like windows its all point and click stuff were can i give those commands for it to /configure and all that stuff
 
Old 10-23-2003, 02:19 AM   #7
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here. yahoo has a redhat client.

http://messenger.yahoo.com/messenger...ix.html#redhat

download the rpm for redhat 9. go to the directory where you downloaded this file to and click on it.
 
Old 10-23-2003, 02:21 AM   #8
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Quote:
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how do i give it those comands like i said this red hat 9 linux is like windows its all point and click stuff were can i give those commands for it to /configure and all that stuff
you need to find a shell terminal. usually it's an icon on your task bar that looks like a monitor. it could be a monitor with a seashell icon.
 
Old 10-23-2003, 02:31 AM   #9
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ok it said permission denied what do i do now
 
Old 10-23-2003, 02:35 AM   #10
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ok it said permission denied what do i do now
permission denied doing what? please be specific with exactly what you did.
 
Old 10-23-2003, 02:47 AM   #11
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i typed /home/hassan/gyach-o.9.6.tat.gz/configure then it said permission denied
 
Old 10-23-2003, 02:51 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by comptech35
i typed /home/hassan/gyach-o.9.6.tat.gz/configure then it said permission denied
hassan is your user name? if so, type:

1. cd
2. tar -xvfz gyach-0.9.6.tar.gz
3. cd gyach-0.9.6
4. ./configure
5. make
6. su
<enter root password>
7. make install

that's should be about this. type these commands exactly as you see them here.

but if you want yahoo, they make a red hat 9 linux client in an rpm installation file (think of setup.exe in windows). i posted this link in an earlier post.
http://messenger.yahoo.com/messenger...ix.html#redhat

Last edited by megaspaz; 10-23-2003 at 02:53 AM.
 
Old 10-23-2003, 03:03 AM   #13
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[hassan@localhost hassan]$ cd
[hassan@localhost hassan]$ tar -xvfz gyach-0.9.6.tar.gz
tar: z: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
[hassan@localhost hassan]$

thats what happened when i tryed that
 
Old 10-23-2003, 03:04 AM   #14
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and also should i keep the file in home or should i move it to the desktop
 
Old 10-23-2003, 03:11 AM   #15
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are you sure it's in your home directory? anyway i typed the command slightly wrong.

type:

tar -xvzf gyach-0.9.6.tar.gz

that's my bad. but still make sure where you downloaded the tarball. but i guess you don't want yahoo's client in an easy rpm package.
 
  


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