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Has anyone had any success using GAIM to log onto MSN messaging? I am unsure what version it is I am using (the date stamp for the file is Sept.3/03) but when I attempt to login using the format screen-name "email@example.com" with the password associated with that account, I get the error message "Protocol not supported". When I attempt to log on using the format screen-name "pdmackenzie" with the same password, I get the error message "Incorrect nickname or password".
I use "firstname.lastname@example.org" to log onto MSN messaging with my windows computer at work without any problem. Does anyone know what is going on?
Compile the source version of gaim. RPMs completely suck ass because they need EXACT versions of libraries, whereas compiling from source will use whichever you have installed. It's not even hard, though I know the words 'compile from source' put a lot of newbies off!
Aha! But isn't this problem with RMPs avoided by using mandrake's urmpi command? It seems to automatically search out all and solve all dependencies.... but I see your point about source files. It is like any new activity, the more you do it the easier it becomes.
Perhaps, but then what if you need a program that isn't supplied in rpm/deb form? My housemate was like this, if it couldn't be installed in Yast then he wouldn't use it. Hell, he wouldn't even run rpm from the command line.
Isn't compiling from source the same thing as compiling a C program? It has been a few years, but I remember it being a bit complicated, ie. compiling a .c file to a .o file, then linking something or other, then another step afterwards... the same sort of thing? Or what if the application is a c++ file?
Originally posted by pdmackenzie Isn't compiling from source the same thing as compiling a C program? It has been a few years, but I remember it being a bit complicated, ie. compiling a .c file to a .o file, then linking something or other, then another step afterwards... the same sort of thing? Or what if the application is a c++ file?
Yes, but program authors don't expect you to know how to do that. They include configure scripts to check you have everything you need (libraries, etc) and then a tool called 'make' puts everything together. Compiling from source (99% of the time) consists of:
But if the include script has to check to make sure that one has the correct libraries, isn't this the same problem that you mentioned in post #8? Without the exactly correct library, the 'make' will fail?