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Old 01-31-2006, 06:36 PM   #1
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Changing aMSN version

I downloaded the version 0.95 of aMSN and I want to install it in place of the the version that I'm running now.
Since the new version comes as tar.gz file, how can I install the new version in the place of the old one?
I must manually delete the version that is running now and install the new one?
If it's a RPM I can use URPMI or RPM update but in this case???

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Old 02-01-2006, 08:38 AM   #2
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As far as I know, you should just be able to remove the RPM via the Mandrake package manager (can't remember what it's called) and then just untar the tarball somewere

$ cd <path to directory containing tarball>
$ tar xzvf <filename>.tar.gz
This will create a folder called <filename>, cd into it, and {if I remember correctly} you don't actually need to compile it, so just run ./amsn

Old 02-03-2006, 05:49 AM   #3
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I had version 0.94 of the aMSN in my HD. As nobody tell me if I must uninstall it and how do I do, I locate every place(directory) where there is a reference of aMSN(with "updatedb" and "locate amsn" commands) and remove them manually. Then I hit an "CD ~" and run tar over the version 0.95 tar.gz installer. The tar processing runs OK, but I can't run aMSN in any way. It appears in a directory under my home directory(~) and in the /USR/BIN too.
I can't discover the way I run the version installed. I try sh amsn but nothing happens in the /USR/BIN.
May one of you give me any clue about how to solve this problem?
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There should be a README file telling you how to install the program. There may be a script which will do it as root. If the destination isn't in your path, you can edit your ~/.bash_profile or ~/.profile script adding the location of the program.


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