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Old 05-30-2005, 09:33 AM   #1
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Yahoo Messenger.


Hello guys , i recently downloaded yahoo messenger from yahoo site. Its a *.tgz file. There is no configure file in it. How to install it? On yahoo site , they only provides installation guides to bsd , debian and redhat. But i'm using suse , there is no guides there. I have gaim and gyach , but still i want to know how to install this file. ... Anyone who have experience with this file, do guide me please.
 
Old 05-31-2005, 02:20 AM   #2
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Yahoo usually has an rpm that will work on Suse (although its meant for Redhat). You can also use GAIM or Kopete, which integrate better into Linux desktops than the yahoo client.
 
Old 05-31-2005, 02:36 AM   #3
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I just want the installation guide for the tarball.
 
Old 05-31-2005, 02:52 AM   #4
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source or static build?

is it a soruce file or is it just a static build?. i dont think yahoo provides source files of its yahoo messenger for linux , so i guess its a static build.

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i recently downloaded yahoo messenger from yahoo site. Its a *.tgz file.
i dont c any .tgz files in the download page!

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Old 05-31-2005, 03:04 AM   #5
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ymessenger-0.99.19-1.tgz , this is the file


devanderan@linux:~/yahoo> ls
bin +CONTENTS lib +POST-INSTALL
+COMMENT +DESC +POST-DEINSTALL


and this are the files
 
Old 05-31-2005, 03:56 AM   #6
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Its probably just a binary, so you may need to untar the file and check if there is an executable in there called ymessenger(or something similar) and run that.
 
Old 05-31-2005, 05:24 AM   #7
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you may want to redownload the file too.......the current one is 1.0.4
http://messenger.yahoo.com/
 
Old 05-31-2005, 05:53 AM   #8
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I wud recommend using GAIM. There's no GAIM download for SuSe, but as reddazz mentioned, probably, you cud use it in SuSe.
The reason I say no to Yahoo Messenger is because I feel it still lacks features that it has in Windows !

Here's the link, to download the latest version of GAIM.
http://gaim.sourceforge.net/downloads.php
 
Old 05-31-2005, 06:05 AM   #9
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well buddy just go n try to use alien..
its a package convertor...
If SUSE uses rpm as base files then try to use the rpm package only..use the installation instructions on yahoo website..
And if the SUSE use .deb as base files the try to use dpkg as mentioned on yahoo webpage..
 
Old 05-31-2005, 10:38 AM   #10
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Suse uses rpm and there is an rpm on the yahoo messenger site. I would use that instead of messing around converting packages with alien.
 
Old 05-31-2005, 10:44 AM   #11
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"I installed yahoo messenger on SUSE 9.2 and it worked fine what I did was downloaded the Redhat RPM then right clicked it and chose install with Yast and all was good."
http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/topic-41857.html
 
  


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