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Old 02-05-2006, 08:06 AM   #1
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amsn 0.95 execution and some things related

I've installed amsn 0.95 and I have these questions:

1. Why the RPM for install runs only under super user(root in my case)?

2. When I try to run amsn after its installattion with a non super user I receive the screen I copy below:

[ricardo@c915481b ricardo]$ amsn
Error in startup script: can't find package framec
while executing
"package require framec"
(file "chatwindow.tcl" line 7)
invoked from within
"source chatwindow.tcl "
(procedure "reload_files" line 19)
invoked from within
(file "/usr/bin/amsn" line 229)
[ricardo@c915481b ricardo]$

But, when I run it as super user(root) the messages don't appear and it runs successfully(Is it possible that we have unresolved dependencies for a single user and not for a super user?)
How can I run amsn 0.95 as a non super user?

3. I don't know that the verson 0.94 that I have in my machine was installed via RPM and I deleted manually all files "amsn" I found before install version 0.95. If I run RPM -e for version 0.94 it reports an error(probably because I delete related files). The question is: Can I remove version 0.94 from the packages database? How?

Regards from Sao Paulo - Brazil


Last edited by nightrider; 02-05-2006 at 08:11 AM.
Old 02-06-2006, 10:30 AM   #2
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1- Install a RPM means install files in system folders, so as it's better to let root only to write into system folders, you have to be root.

2- You should remove aMsn the reinstall it.

3- Don't know. Sometime, RPM gives headaches. What you should do is compile from source:

decompress (usually with tar) the sourcecode.

Checkinstall is a nice app which create a RPM and installs it.
Old 02-07-2006, 05:56 AM   #3
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Before this try I download de tar.gz and try to compile it. When hit the make command I receive an error that I can solve.
Since this occurrence I download the RPM file and install it.
A good question that nobody answer me is:

May a dependency occurs with a non-super user and doesn't occur with a super user?

Another question:

I'd try a CHMOD on the /usr/bin/amsn and /usr/share/amsn and nothing happens... Where I made amistake?


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