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This post shows how I truly know nothing about linux, but everyone has to start somewhere I guess.
I installed Suse 9.1, all I need it to do is go online and use MSN.
It works great. But the MSN on Kopete isn't working.
I went to their site and found out MSN wasn't working on my version.
So I downloaded the newest version, which has it fixed.
Now I downloaded it, and unarchived it with Ark.
But now I have no idea how to install it. Where do I go and what do I do.
If there is some easy way through the graphical interface, that would be amazing. But if worst comes to worst, hopefully someone can guide me through the command line interface. (Never even been there yet.)
Does anyone have Suse and has installed the new Kopete?
Well I am certainly no expert either, but as I understand it from the text file called 'Install' in the archive, you need to go to the file you extracted from the command line (by opening a shell using the little shell looking thing in the SuSE toolbar) and..........
1. `cd' to the directory containing the package's source code and type
`./configure' to configure the package for your system. If you're
using `csh' on an old version of System V, you might need to type
`sh ./configure' instead to prevent `csh' from trying to execute
Running `configure' takes awhile. While running, it prints some
messages telling which features it is checking for.
2. Type `make' to compile the package.
3. Optionally, type `make check' to run any self-tests that come with
4. Type `make install' to install the programs and any data files and
However although this file does not appear to mention it, from my experience you need to have a C compiler installed before this works.
You can install one of those from the SuSE CDs - use YaST and search for 'C compiler'
Having said all of that from what I have read elsewhere a new version of Kopete will be included with the next version of KDE anytime now - so I may well wait for a SuSE update
If you have SuSE, you have YAST. Fire it up and let it search for updates. It will likely update Kopete to the latest version.
As an aside, since you unarchived it, it was probably source code. You would just run
(enter root password)
However, you have anrpm based distro. If you install from source your rpm database will be unaware of the program and this can cause you problems down the line. Best to stick with using Yast or, at a pinch, rpms that are written for SuSE.
Ok, I have done the Update through Yast, and it didn't update Kopete to the latest version, I guess I have to do it through the command line.
Now to sound even more stupid.
You are saying I have to enter ./configure? I enter that where, not 100% sure where my command line is. And what Exactly do I enter.
What would the full path be, since I don't use C:\Program Files\Kopete\
I'm not sure what the full path would be.
When Suse installed it said that the sawp drive is somethings like \dev\hda1 and the Linux Partition is \dev\hda2. But I'm not sure if that is just the partition, or the drive.
How do I find the full path to the Kopete folder, and then what do I enter.
If anyone could help, it would make my day.
Distribution: Sidux - Mint - PC Linux - Ubuntu 7.04 - Mepis 7 Beta5 - DreamLinux 2.2
Originally posted by XavierP Which version of KDE are you running. IIRC, Kopete comes as part of KDE.
Whatever version came with SU9.1 pro and UBuntu5.04 - I think KDE3.2x - Kopete just stopped working (on both distros - at the same time) saying that my hotmail password was wrong, and wouldn't accept anything. Gaim fired up perfectly on Ununtu but I had to install a bunch of secure socket stuff to get it running on SuSE.
I was getting kinda fond of Kopete too! And I actually think Kopete has better features than Gaim.
But now I'm used to Gaim so what the hey...........