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Old 02-23-2003, 01:09 AM   #1
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Gaim???


ok well i tried installing gaim it said installed fine..but when i type in gaim it says "gaim: "error while loading shared libraries: libgtkspell.so.0: cannot open shared object file: no such file or directory. Im new to linux, have only used it for 3 days now..so sorry if htis is a dumb question. BUT how do i fix it?
 
Old 02-23-2003, 01:37 AM   #2
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Interestingly, I find that my gaim (on RH) does not have this dependency. I checked this with "ldd /usr/local/bin/gaim"

So, I checked my local rpmfind http://speakeasy.rpmfind.net/linux/RPM/ for libgtkspell.so.0 and it came up with a bunch of possibilities: gtkspell, yank-gtkspell, yank, and libgtkspell0. Are you perchance using Mandrake? See if you have these packages installed or on your CD's. Perhaps you need to make a symlink for the binary to detect the library if it is already installed and the version of gaim you installed expects the libraries in a different location than it exists.

More information would provide a better answer. Perhaps give us the results of ldd <path to gaim>/gaim|grep gtkspell?
 
Old 02-23-2003, 06:29 AM   #3
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why dont you try grabbing the source tarball and building it yourself?
You can D/L it from http://gaim.sourceforge.net/downloads.php
unpack it with : tar -xzf gaim-version-num.tar.gz
cd gaim-versionnum
./configure
make
su -
(roots password)
then cd (to gaim source directory)
make install
 
Old 02-23-2003, 08:15 AM   #4
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I just compiled ver .059.8 and I don't have that file or a dependency for it. What version are you using? Maybe the developer?
 
Old 02-23-2003, 09:13 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by trout
why dont you try grabbing the source tarball and building it yourself?
You can D/L it from http://gaim.sourceforge.net/downloads.php
unpack it with : tar -xzf gaim-version-num.tar.gz
cd gaim-versionnum
./configure
make
su -
(roots password)
then cd (to gaim source directory)
make install
Actually a nice tip when su'ing to root.

If you issue this:

su -m
[root password]

It will log you in as root in the previous working directory so you don't have to cd back into the directory your compiling from.
 
Old 02-23-2003, 11:55 AM   #6
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i am logged in as root. I have tried compileing my own and istalling it like you said tricky and trout. But it still does not seem to work. Im using KDE when i first got slackware it came with a version of gaim that worked but it wasnt the newest so i tried install the newest. and its gaim 0.59.8 if that helps any.
 
Old 02-23-2003, 12:00 PM   #7
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Nice one trickykid - you learn something everyday
 
Old 02-23-2003, 12:08 PM   #8
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libgtkspell.so.0 - Is Mandrake specific. Part of the Mandrake base.
 
Old 02-23-2003, 01:10 PM   #9
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Hi Fawless,

I've just d/loaded & install the same version from:

http://belnet.dl.sourceforge.net/sou...0.59.8.tar.bz2

I built and installed with no mention of spell and it runs fine.

have a look at the binary to make sure you're running the version you installed (teh date sould be when you installed):

which gaim #prob /usr/local/bin/gaim
ls -l /usr/local/bin/gaim #should be install date
 
Old 02-23-2003, 04:31 PM   #10
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If you're using slackware there's a new tgz package available on the slackware-current diesctory for I think gaim .60, check it out, and try that one.
 
Old 02-23-2003, 05:38 PM   #11
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ok astro.....i have no clue where i can find that i looked ont he gaim website and the current is for 0.59.8 and i dled the tgz from linux mafia and it tells me the same thing
 
Old 02-23-2003, 06:02 PM   #12
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Look here for a .tgz that you can upgradepkg from the original slackware one installed....
 
Old 02-23-2003, 10:51 PM   #13
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ok well thanx....i did that and now it says the same thing but with libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 and says cannot open shared object file: no such file or direcotry
 
Old 02-24-2003, 11:03 AM   #14
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http://www.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/...6_linux24/lib/

Try this page.
 
Old 02-24-2003, 04:22 PM   #15
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Flawless, how did you install Gaim originially? To me it sounds like that you're missing GTK+ and possibly the libraries it depends on. (pango,atk,glib?)

If you attempted to compile it from source, configure or autogen.sh(cvs) would have stopped you and tell you what you're missing. How did you install Gaim?

check the gtk website:
www.gtk.org
 
  


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