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Old 09-23-2003, 02:36 PM   #1
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Unhappy problems installing Gaim (among other things


First of all I want to say I'm really new at this. I've seen other people say the same thing, and then say "all I know is..." and then mentions crap that I've never heard of. I'm learning this on the fly and I'm impatient (bad combination)

I'm trying to install GAIM (instant messenger). the file is gaim-0.68.tar.gz. I've followed the basic instructions for installing and it told me that I needed glib 2.0 or higher. Alright, fair enough. So I did a search and found glib 2.2, downloaded that, read the instructions. It needed some package installer, good deal. So I found and downloaded that. Followed the instructions and it appeared to have installed fine. I installed Glib, same thing, installed fine. Went to install Gaim, received the same message that I need glib 2.0 or later

I'm also trying to install GTK and it gives me the same message when I try to install it's dependancies. My OS just isn't reconizing that I have glib 2.2 on the computer and I don't know why. Any suggestions are helpful, if you need more information I will try to provide it to you
 
Old 09-23-2003, 02:57 PM   #2
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did you happen to run ldconfig as root after?
 
Old 09-23-2003, 03:51 PM   #3
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hmm, weird.

Try this link:

http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...p?group_id=235

Find your GAIM 0.68 linux version and download the files that have the "RPM" in it.

I just installed my GAIM version with the RPM, double clicked that S.O.B, and then it worked. I try to avoid all that TAR source files and go straight for the RPM's since you don't have to type or extract anything.

Let me know if this works or not. Good luck
 
Old 09-23-2003, 06:31 PM   #4
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Thank you micro 420. I think almost everything I've installed successfully that I know is working was an rpm. I'm going to try that

Hackers_, I did not run ldconfig after. Do you suppose you can explain what that is and how it works in more detail? (I am going to try it before my next post but I haven't tried it as of yet)
 
Old 09-23-2003, 08:15 PM   #5
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please fill out your user info to the left. It helps to know what distro.
 
Old 09-23-2003, 11:33 PM   #6
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No problem. I'm using Mandrake. Sorry about that.

I tried installing the RPM, it says that everythings already installed, but I can't find it. I don't think it's really installed I think it's just partially installed but it see's it as being installed. Is there a way to force it to overwrite? Also, is there a way to do a search on the volume?

I also ran ldconfig, it did something but I can't tell what it did. It didn't change my problem at all.
 
Old 09-24-2003, 05:53 AM   #7
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ok. That helps. Thanks.

Ummmm. try:

$whereis gaim

see if you get any response like: "/usr/bin/giam". If you just get: "gaim:" then linux does not know it is there. So try as root:

#rpm -qa|grep gaim

and post all results. You may be right it could be there but it is corrupt and unable to start. If you don't get a good response from $whereis but you do get a response from #rpm then try:

#rpm --rebuilddb
#rpm -e gaim

then cd to the dir where you have d/l'd the new gaim rpm and :

rpm -Uvh gaim~.rpm
 
Old 09-24-2003, 09:00 PM   #8
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[kaega@localhost /]$ whereis gaim*
gaim*:
[kaega@localhost /]$ whereis gaim
gaim:
[kaega@localhost /]$ su root
Password:
[root@localhost /]# rpm -qalgrep gaim
rpmq: one type of query/verify may be performed at a time
[root@localhost /]# rpm -qalgrep gaim*
rpmq: one type of query/verify may be performed at a time
[root@localhost /]# cd /home/kaega/Documents
[root@localhost Documents]# rpm -qalgrep gaim*
rpmq: one type of query/verify may be performed at a time
[root@localhost Documents]# rpm -rebuilddb
[root@localhost Documents]# rpm -e gaim*
error: package gaim-0.59.1-2.src.rpm is not installed
error: package gaim-0.68 is not installed
error: package gaim-0.68-1.src.rpm is not installed
error: package gaim-0.68.tar is not installed
[root@localhost Documents]# rpm -Uvh gaim*.rpm
1:gaim ########################################### [100%]
2:gaim ########################################### [100%]
[root@localhost Documents]#


Sorry if I did something wrong. I'm getting frustrated at this point. When I double click on the file and still says it's already installed. I didn't find anything when i did the whereis command but even still I tried the other things you told me. If you need any other information I'm more then willing to get it for you
 
Old 09-24-2003, 11:38 PM   #9
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Thank you for eveyone who helped me

I managed to get the program up and running. I took the easy way out and just erased and reinstalled. After I did that I tried to install gaim and it still said it was already installed. So I just started downloading gaim rpm's until I found one that worked. I used the whereis command to locate it and it's running fine

Just thought I would let everyone know. =)
 
Old 09-25-2003, 07:31 AM   #10
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good I am glad.

Incidently the command is not:

rpm -qalgrep gaim

it is

rpm -qa|grep gaim

not an l (L) but a pipe (|) it is above your backslash.

EDIT: the pipe sends the command 'rpm -qa' (which is telling rpm to "query all" the rpms in the data base) and then send (or pipe) that info thru grep (search) and return only those files the contain gaim

Last edited by BigNate; 09-25-2003 at 07:35 AM.
 
Old 09-25-2003, 10:57 PM   #11
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LOL... well thanks for letting me know. I'll get it right for next time. I'll probably screw up things a few more times before I get it right

thanks again
 
  


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