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Gnixon 09-26-2004 05:02 AM

can't get amsn and tcl/tk to intsall
 
Heey,

I'm kinda new to linux and have just installed SuSE 9.1 and everyting is running fine.
I want to install amsn but this is where the problems started.
I've tried just about every method I can find to get amsn running on my linux but none work. first of all the amsn installer.bin doesn't work. when I open it (dubble-click on it) it does absolutly nothing. Than I tried the RPM installer for suse 9.1 (amsn-0.93-0.gbv.1.src.rpm).
When I opend this a windows asking if I wanted to install amsn and tcl/tk but than when i click install with YaST it opens a window, stays open very short and than just closes the windows. No error messege or anything.
Ok so I thought i'll just try installing the amsn-0_93.tar.gz file and the tcl interpreter seperate.source.gz.tar
This also did not work. I got the amsn installed right (I think, I just extracted it somewhere into my home partition) but there is no executable with a msn icon in there. ok so everywhere else on forums it says this means i have to install tcl/tk. well I downloaded the tcl8.4.7-src.tar file. went into terminal and tried just about every command it listed on forums to try and get it installed correctly including: cd /home/[user]/tcl8.4.7/unix and than ./configure but that comes up with this:
loading cache ./config.cache
checking whether to use symlinks for manpages... no
checking compression for manpages.. no
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
configure: error: no acceptable cc found in $PATH

well ofcourse wish doesn't work yet so that failed..sym didn't work either and neither did make or make install ...

ok so what exactly should I do to get amsn running? there must be an easier way to do this? what am i doing wrong? could someone please tell me the simplest way of installing amsn and exactly which steps to follow?
Cheers,
Graham

acid_kewpie 09-26-2004 05:07 AM

install gcc and all related development libraries.

or

use a real rpm. you had a source (src) one there, which is of no use to you, as it's effectively only doing what installing from source would, like you tried to.

qwijibow 09-26-2004 09:27 AM

ive never managed to get aMSN working properly, i find it is unstable and crashes frequesntly....
i normally dont recomend alternate software to people, but seeing as you are "newish" maybe you dont realise about the alternatives...

if you are a KDE user, make sure you have installed the "Kde Network" package, then run "kopete" from the "start menu thing" -> Netowork / Internet menu. this is an instant messenger that works with MSN YAHOO ICQ JABBER and many others..

if you are a GNOME users, have a look at gaim... http://gaim.sf.net it recently reached version 1.0 and is the best messenger that will work without KDE installed... (In my honest Opinion, others may dissagree)

Gnixon 09-26-2004 09:49 AM

yeah allready figured that out =p thanks, I find that Kopete runs much more stable on my system and you don't need any extra junk for it+ you can use ICQ and Yahoo with it too, so i'll just stick with that

thanks guys,
Cheers

Komakino 09-26-2004 02:46 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by qwijibow
ive never managed to get aMSN working properly, i find it is unstable and crashes frequesntly....
i normally dont recomend alternate software to people, but seeing as you are "newish" maybe you dont realise about the alternatives...

if you are a KDE user, make sure you have installed the "Kde Network" package, then run "kopete" from the "start menu thing" -> Netowork / Internet menu. this is an instant messenger that works with MSN YAHOO ICQ JABBER and many others..

if you are a GNOME users, have a look at gaim... http://gaim.sf.net it recently reached version 1.0 and is the best messenger that will work without KDE installed... (In my honest Opinion, others may dissagree)

I've had no such problems. Ever. aMSN is great...perhaps you're doing something wrong.

Anyway, for whoever's thread this was....does anything happen when you type "wish" at the command line? And as for the amsn_installer.bin file, you most likely need to make it executable first by typing:
Code:

chmod +x amsn_installer.bin

tutwabee 09-26-2004 03:10 PM

I used SuSE 9.1 a week ago and I had a similar compiling problem with many programs. SuSE seems to have cpp partially installed but not gcc somehow. You may want to check these threads:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=232859
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=223630


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