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Old 11-01-2003, 02:47 AM   #1
kefen
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using gaim


i have gaim install on my redhat linux9 and i try to logon to msn but it appears that ssl support is needed for msn, please install it. where can i get the ssl support?
 
Old 11-01-2003, 03:04 AM   #2
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MSN Messenger is no longer supported through GAIM or other IM programs. They changed their network, so you will have to download MSN messenger and run it under wine (if it works under wine). Sorry dude, your out of luck
 
Old 11-01-2003, 04:49 AM   #3
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wait up man...whoever said that MSN messenger is not supported by gaim?
you can either get aMSN which is a clon of the MSN messenger from http://sourceforge.net or since you are using a rpm based distro...you can look here....http://manocha.dnsalias.org/gaim.html
 
Old 11-01-2003, 10:28 AM   #4
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OK, its a little more complicated to get GAIM to have MSN support now. Here's how I did it:

build and install:
libgcrypt
libtasn1
gnutls


then rebuild and reinstall GAIM.
 
Old 11-01-2003, 10:36 AM   #5
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The version of Gaim that comes with Red Hat 9 is old. Upgrade to the latest copy.

http://gaim.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 11-01-2003, 12:01 PM   #6
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I never said you couln't have MSN support. I just forgot to tell you you'll have to re-install from source to get MSN support.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 11:36 AM   #7
maruen
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gaim

I followed the steps that i saw, i installed libgcryt, gnutls and libtasn1 etc.....
The error of protocol SSl unsuported was resolved sucessfuly
but, when i sign in the msn, the gaim crashes and close
somebody could help me
 
Old 11-02-2003, 12:37 PM   #8
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check above....i have left a post for a howto i wrote if you are using a rpm based distribution.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 01:31 PM   #9
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Make sure your GNUTLS is installed to the normal place, that way gaim will pick it up in the directory it normal looks.. make sure to run ldconfig after installing gnutls
 
Old 11-02-2003, 04:14 PM   #10
maruen
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gaim

the gnutls is installed in the normal place, i think because the problem of ssl protocol was solved,
I think is other thing that causes gaim to close when i sign in the msn, the status bar of sign in the msn grows, but in the end, the gaim closes.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 04:20 PM   #11
maruen
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gaim

i think the only client that can use msn is trillian for windows.
i think that microsoft blocked other clients as gaim to add the list of contacts
 
  


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