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Old 02-25-2004, 03:11 PM   #1
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Yahoo Messenger or ICQ on FreeBSD?


I've just installed FreeBSD 5.1 on my com. I'm wondering...is there any messenger (Yahoo!, ICQ and MSN) that can be use in it?
Where can i get it? And how do i install and run it?
 
Old 02-25-2004, 04:18 PM   #2
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Hey. You can download Gaim messenger (Yahoo, AIM, MSN, ICQ, many others) from gaim.sf.net
You install it simply by downloading the RPM file to your computer and double clicking it, and then use the find files to find it and copy the gaim executable file to your desktop.
 
Old 02-25-2004, 07:04 PM   #3
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You can install it through the ports or package system. If you are not compiling from source, you could probably install it through the package manager. Type "pkg_add -r gaim". That should work. If it doesn't, post a response.
 
Old 02-25-2004, 10:44 PM   #4
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I've been to the gaim.sf.net

in the downloads i do not know wat i'm suppose to choose.
there r files for Red Hat9, 8 ...etc...... I"m using FreeBSD 5.1 (KDE)

What am i suppose to do now?
 
Old 02-25-2004, 11:40 PM   #5
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You can download any of them, but for the best results, you should download the Fedora core 1 ones, and then try both of them. I find that every time I install it, a different one works, so try both.
Here are the links
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/g...6.rpm?download
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/g...6.rpm?download
So, if you need more help, just ask.....
 
Old 02-27-2004, 01:03 PM   #6
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Ok...after i download what should i do?
Sorry...u might need to explain a bit more detailed..... coz..i'm totally new.

thanx
 
Old 02-29-2004, 04:33 PM   #7
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k, you click the link, and then select the Save or Save To Disk option on the popup window. Then you select a source (usually /home/desktop or /root/desktop if your running root), and click ok. When the download is complete you can go to that directory, or to your desktop if you saved it there, and double click on the file (don't use Konsole, its much harder). Then a window will come up, read it and click yes or no, usually yes. When its done, use the find files app to find the file name gaim. Its usually in the /usr/bin or /usr/sbin directory. Copy (not move) that file to the desktop or the menu, or both, and then double click it to open gaim. Everything from there is pretty easy.
 
Old 03-01-2004, 01:57 PM   #8
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sorry...i dun get the part.... after i save the file in the root...when done...i double click it..... after that... the window will popup to ask me to choose an application to open the file with.. ..u said not to use konsole...wat do i use then?? i sort of got lost from there...... so sorry bout it.... thanx...
 
Old 03-01-2004, 03:10 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by danny_beta_read
Hey. You can download Gaim messenger (Yahoo, AIM, MSN, ICQ, many others) from gaim.sf.net
You install it simply by downloading the RPM file to your computer and double clicking it, and then use the find files to find it and copy the gaim executable file to your desktop.
FreeBSD supports RPMs?
 
Old 03-02-2004, 12:28 PM   #10
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If I remember right from my brief usage, it does suppot RPMs. When it asks you what program to open it with, type in "install" without the "".

If you could point me to the download mirror you used to get freeBSD, I can download it and find out exactly how to do it for you. But I would recommend going to Mandrake as it is great!
 
Old 03-03-2004, 02:16 AM   #11
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I think Yahoo! provides freebsd package of ymessenger.

And I dont know why but gaim 0.75 isn't working with yahoo (for now), may be 'cos of protocol changes or something
 
Old 03-03-2004, 11:57 AM   #12
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Yes, Gaim 7.5 does NOT work with Yahoo messenger at this time for some unknown reasons, but the developers are working towards a solution. Check gaim.sourceforge.net or gaim.sf.net for updates.
But unfortunately, Yahoo Mesenger for Linux/Unix and its variants does not work very well. File transfers are limited to I beleive 100mb (althought it may be slightly more), you can only have a few conversation windows open before it starts to chew through system resources, and its pretty slow. So, switch to AIM, MSN, ICQ, or Napster.
 
  


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