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Old 10-19-2003, 05:17 PM   #16
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command that is not workin


ok, i ran this command : rpm -ivh gaim-0.71-1rh9.i386.rpm

and recieved this :

warning: gaim-0.71-1rh9.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 883c1c14
error: cannot get exclusive lock on /var/lib/rpm/Packages
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Operation not permitted (1)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm

i have no idea what's up, hopefully someone can help.


/Jason
 
Old 10-19-2003, 05:18 PM   #17
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su into root. that's a permissions problem error.
 
Old 10-19-2003, 05:28 PM   #18
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what do u mean " su into root"

sorry i don't know what u mean, i am Xtremely new/horrible to linux. more than appreciate the help tho. it seems that all the problems i am having is with permissons. So maybe u can help me out Big time if u can tell me how to correct.

/Jason
 
Old 10-19-2003, 05:31 PM   #19
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at the command line type this command:

su

then enter the root password. then type in that rpm command again.
 
Old 10-19-2003, 05:36 PM   #20
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ok, differnt error now

ok, the su rids the permission problem. Thanks for that. now another problem

i ran rpm -ivh (filename)

Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
file /usr/bin/gaim from install of gaim-0.71-1rh9 conflicts with file fr
om package gaim-0.59.8-0
file /usr/lib/gaim/autorecon.so from install of gaim-0.71-1rh9 conflicts
with file from package gaim-0.59.8-0
file /usr/lib/gaim/iconaway.so from install of gaim-0.71-1rh9 conflicts
with file from package gaim-0.59.8-0
file /usr/lib/gaim/libgg.so from install of gaim-0.71-1rh9 conflicts wit
h file from package gaim-0.59.8-0
file /usr/lib/gaim/libirc.so from install of gaim-0.71-1rh9 conflicts wi
th file from package gaim-0.59.8-0
file /usr/lib/gaim/libjabber.so from install of gaim-0.71-1rh9 conflicts
with file from package gaim-0.59.8-0
file /usr/lib/gaim/libmsn.so from install of gaim-0.71-1rh9 conflicts wi
th file from package gaim-0.59.8-0
file /usr/lib/gaim/libnapster.so from install of gaim-0.71-1rh9 conflict
s with file from package gaim-0.59.8-0
file /usr/lib/gaim/libyahoo.so from install of gaim-0.71-1rh9 conflicts
with file from package gaim-0.59.8-0
file /usr/lib/gaim/libzephyr.so from install of gaim-0.71-1rh9 conflicts
with file from package gaim-0.59.8-0
file /usr/lib/gaim/notify.so from install of gaim-0.71-1rh9 conflicts wi
th file from package gaim-0.59.8-0
file /usr/lib/gaim/spellchk.so from install of gaim-0.71-1rh9 conflicts
with file from package gaim-0.59.8-0
file /usr/share/man/man1/gaim.1.gz from install of gaim-0.71-1rh9 confli
cts with file from package gaim-0.59.8-0

hope someone can help with this one~~!

slowy getting closer to being able to install it~~~~~!!!

/Jason
 
Old 10-19-2003, 05:39 PM   #21
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what package are you trying to install in your above post?

edit:

nevermind.

run this command first instead:

rpm -Uvh <filename>
 
Old 10-19-2003, 05:46 PM   #22
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ok that worked excellent.

thanks for ur help mega, i assumed that installed it fine, no errors or nothing came up, now i am unsure how to run it, sorry for being so slow and thanks for your help.

/Jason
 
Old 10-19-2003, 05:47 PM   #23
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just type "gaim" in the command line.
 
Old 10-19-2003, 05:50 PM   #24
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YES!!!

finally, i want to thank you so much for the help. that su command enabled me to install tsl/tk as well. I'm new so thanks for making me aware of the basics. I can now access Msn now. Thanks so much!!! fast replies too~~
 
Old 10-19-2003, 05:58 PM   #25
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cool. glad it's working for you. gaim is nice as it has support for yahoo, aim/icq, msn, etc...

just remember when setting up accounts that screenname is not your nickname, but the name you use to login -> ie... some_user2000@hotmail.com
alias is what i would normally call the screenname. what you see when chatting with someone -> ie... some_user2000
 
Old 10-19-2003, 06:01 PM   #26
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ya this program is great.

one last thing, dou know off hand to change my nic, i says the nic i want on my screen right, but others are seeing and old one i had when i used to log in with windows.
 
Old 10-19-2003, 06:04 PM   #27
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in gaim, where you see your list of buddies, etc... go to the file menu bar and click Tools > Accounts.

highlight your account and click modify. the thing you want to change is Alias. then click the Save button.
 
Old 10-19-2003, 06:09 PM   #28
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ya that doesn;t want to seem to work. no big deal,

ya i tried that and still no go, no biggy tho, just glad to have finnaly got it to work.

another question for u since u know ur stuff: how can i get to my XP ntfs partitions. and does winx let me install windows programs?? i guess that two questions. lol sorry
 
Old 10-19-2003, 06:10 PM   #29
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Re: ya that doesn;t want to seem to work. no big deal,

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Originally posted by jasonmcneil0
ya i tried that and still no go, no biggy tho, just glad to have finnaly got it to work.

another question for u since u know ur stuff: how can i get to my XP ntfs partitions. and does winx let me install windows programs?? i guess that two questions. lol sorry
odd. that should work. i just changed my screen handle...

anyway, as far as ntfs goes, what distro and kernel version are you running?
 
Old 10-19-2003, 06:20 PM   #30
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ummmm

well distro would be redhat 9.1 i am assuming. And kernal, i dunno offf hand, how do i figure it out.
 
  


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