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Old 07-30-2003, 01:41 PM   #1
gexiaofei
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what's wrong with my Gaim?


Just now I wanted to update my gaim from 0.64 to 0.66. I downloaded the newest version. And I forgot to uninstall the old one before I came to install 0.66.
And then It gave me some words. UnfortunateIy I forgot them. When I make gaim command it did not work anymore. It tells me the the gaim is not installed. Then I re-installed the gaim. But everything goes the same. It still does not work.

Would anyone please tell me what to do now?
Thanks!

xiaofei
 
Old 07-30-2003, 03:50 PM   #2
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did you try uninstalling and removing all instances of gaim and starting fresh?
like i mean remove everything such as any hidden files that may be in your home folder, etc, etc.....
 
Old 07-30-2003, 03:57 PM   #3
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when you installed the upgrade, did you do rpm -ivh or rpm -Uvh?
 
Old 07-30-2003, 04:11 PM   #4
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No. I only do rpm -e gaim
and then I install the gaim0.66
 
Old 07-30-2003, 04:12 PM   #5
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To DrOzz:

I dont know where the gaim is installed. How can I find out?

Thanks.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 04:18 PM   #6
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If you did an "rpm -e gaim" then you uninstalled something. How did you reinstall GAIM?
 
Old 07-30-2003, 04:21 PM   #7
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yeah, and what about gtkspell?

something isn't adding up here, please be as specific as possible and list the exact file names you are trying to install in here.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 04:25 PM   #8
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type "locate gaim" after you uninstall it, and see if it picks up any config files or anything that may be corrupted which in turn may be causing the new version to crash....
 
Old 07-30-2003, 04:25 PM   #9
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I double clink the gaim-devel-0.66-1mdk9.1.i586.rpm and then It install itself.
It's OK In RedFlag Linux.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 04:25 PM   #10
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hey,

a quick way to check this is:

$ rpm -qa | grep -i gaim

This should give you the gaim package(s) you have installed.
Then remove them, e.g.:

$ rpm -e gaim-0.66
$ rpm -e gaim-0.64

(if you find two). And then reinstall:

$ rpm -ihv <blah>

Also, if you're just clicking on an icon from one of the bars, try starting
gaim from the command line and see if it gives you any messages:

$ gaim

Good luck,
 
Old 07-30-2003, 04:39 PM   #11
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when I install the gaim It do not mention that I need to install anything else.

DrOzz, I did "locate gaim" and it shows me these:
[root@zhengfa2 root]# locate gaim
/home/d/gaim-devel-0.66-1mdk9.1.i586.rpm
/root/.kde/share/cache/http/p/prdownloads.sourceforge.net_gaim_gaim-0.66-1rh9.i386.rpm_208e4b0f
/root/.kde/share/cache/http/p/prdownloads.sourceforge.net_gaim_gaim-0.66-1rh9.i386.rpm_465531db
/root/.kde/share/cache/http/p/prdownloads.sourceforge.net_gaim_gaim-0.66.tar.gz_204e0844
/root/.kde/share/cache/http/h/heanet.dl.sourceforge.net_sourceforge_gaim_gaim-0.66.tar.gz_59c3388e
/root/.kde/share/cache/http/h/heanet.dl.sourceforge.net_sourceforge_gaim_gaim-0.66-1rh9.i386.rpm_4c1edca7
/root/.gaim
/root/.gaim/smileys
/root/.gaim/prefs.xml
/root/.gaim/blist.xml
/root/.gaimrc
/usr/lib/gaim
/usr/lib/libgaim-remote.la
/usr/share/doc/gaim-devel-0.66
/usr/share/doc/gaim-devel-0.66
/usr/share/sounds/gaim
/usr/include/gaim-remote
/usr/include/gaim-remote/remote-socket.h
/usr/include/gaim-remote/remote.h
/mnt/WinC/gaim-0.66-1rh9.i386.rpm
/mnt/WinC/gaim-0.66.tar.gz
[root@zhengfa2 root]#

it seems taht I still have gaim installed. But I really have uninstalled it.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 04:59 PM   #12
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why are you installing both mandrake AND red hat rpms on the same box??

figure out what distro yours is based on and stick to that one.
 
  


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