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Old 12-04-2003, 06:44 AM   #1
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problem with installing gaim


I actually posted this in the general forum but i guess it'll be more suitable for this one.....

This is the situation of my problem.....

I downloaded the new gaim 0.74 in .rpm version. I also installed gtkspell and Aspell as required... but the installer was still unable to install as the same error message kept appearing. So, i downloaded the .tar.gz; complied it and installed it but i can't seem to connect to the net as i'll need ssl support. What i did again was to download this ssl thingy from www.openssl.org and i tried recompling it but the same error message still persisted.... When i went to check the website from gaim faq, they said that i'll have to either use the gaim provided package for Red Hat 8 or download this file from the link they provided for Mozilla but the link they provided doesn't seem to work and i tried installing the gaim provided package i downloaded from then and the same error messages kept appearing....

So... does anyone know how to solve this problem?

The error messages that appeared while i tried to install the Red Hat packages were:

-unlocatable package -required by

gtkspell gaim


libgtkspell.so.0 gaim


Would really appreciate the help from you guys...

(btw, does anyone know how to solve the problem i posted earlier in another thread regarding my frequent disconnection with aMSN ?)

Thanks a lot guys

-Timberwolf
 
Old 12-04-2003, 09:39 AM   #2
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I downloaded the new gaim 0.74 in .rpm version. I also installed gtkspell and Aspell as required... but the installer was still unable to install as the same error message kept appearing.
what was the error messagethat kept appearing?
 
Old 12-04-2003, 09:44 AM   #3
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for ssl

1)add this line, /usr/lib/mozilla-1.4 to to your /etc/ld.so.conf

2)enter a terminal and type /sbin/ldconfig as root


and for the missing libraries...well i suggest u do the following

i found the rpms for gaim quite reliable..so do this...
1) go to the folder where th esource for gaim is and type 'make uninstall' and 'make clean'
2) install the rpms with the command with

rpm -ivh --nodeps gaim*

tell me what happens...
 
Old 12-04-2003, 09:58 AM   #4
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how do you add?
 
Old 12-04-2003, 10:00 AM   #5
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the error messages were

gtkspell and libgtkspell.so.0
 
Old 12-04-2003, 10:27 AM   #6
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pico /etc/ld.so.conf...

google around for those libraries and ure sure to find them...but always install those libs with the rpm -ivh command...dont double click on them,...
 
Old 12-04-2003, 01:00 PM   #7
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how do you locate where the NSS and NSPR files are in the Mozilla folder - how do you find the path for it?

Are these files included in the Red Hat installation ?

I'm using a Red Hat 8, Mozilla version 1.0.2

-Timberwolf
 
Old 12-04-2003, 02:17 PM   #8
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its prb in usr/lib/mozilla-1.x.....

since ure using RH...u can do an rpm search for where mozilla is installed..

1) rpm -qa | grep -i mozilla

this command types the exact name of the mozilla installed ...remember that this is case sensitive

then type
rpm -qi "ure mozilla version here" (without quotes ...obviously)

then u get to see where exactly mozilla is installed...like i said probably in usr/lib/



similarly, for ure ssl problem, rplace the previous command with /usr/lib/mozilla1.x or wherever mozilaa is installed
 
Old 12-04-2003, 09:00 PM   #9
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so... when i want to specify where the file is for nss and nspr for configuring gaim, do i type

./ configure --with-nss-libs="the file location" ? ("remove the quote marks")

how do you specify both at the same time?

Because right now, i've already added the mozilla location into the /etc/ld.so.conf .... and i'm just left with re-compling gaim and specifying where the nss file is.

Any advice on how to do this?

Last edited by timberwolf; 12-04-2003 at 09:38 PM.
 
Old 12-05-2003, 12:05 AM   #10
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sorry not sure how to do this...its in the readme/todo/install text files probably...or maybe just type a make uninstall and a make clean and install the rpms...
 
Old 12-05-2003, 02:12 AM   #11
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ok.... i guess i'll have to go back and fix the rpm problems..... so... how do you do the -ivh command while installing with a tar.gz file? cuz i could not download the rpm version as there's something wrong with my connection connecting to ftp://ftp sites...
 
Old 12-05-2003, 02:47 AM   #12
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u can;t use the rpm command with the tar.gzip files...u can only use that with rpm files...

try
gaim.sourceforge.net
www.freshrpms.net

and remember to make uninstall and make clean in the folder u extracted to tar file to
 
Old 12-05-2003, 03:00 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by ganja_guru
pico /etc/ld.so.conf...
but always install those libs with the rpm -ivh command...dont double click on them,...
right now i can't install the gaim.rpm because they can't find gtkspell and libgtkspell.so.0 even though i've installed them already .... so... how should i install Aspell and gtkspell since they are in .tar.gz format?

I'd want to really thank you for your patience .... this whole Linux concept is really new to me... - Timberwolf a.k.a Aquila
 
Old 12-05-2003, 03:10 AM   #14
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hey its new to me too...its annoying when we first use it cause we all used to be windoze users sometime or the other, but when u finally get something to work u become more satisfied then all ure years of using winslow.

google for the aspell and the gtkspell... u should get some rpm resource site...then download the ile which has 'i386' near the end of its name..

then...make a folder and put these two rpms in it..open a console and switch to that folder and type
rpm -ivh *.rpm

this will install these two libs
then go to the gaim folder and type

rpm -ivh gaim*
 
  


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