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Old 12-23-2003, 09:59 AM   #1
Mr2
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Gaim install question


Hi guys,

Im a totaly noob when is comes to Linux, Ive been using windows for around 5 years and have decided to change OS to Red Hat 9.0. Ive had no linux experence in the past so bear with me please,

I have downloaded gaim-0.74.tar.gz to home/lozza1/test/gaim
I have then extracted the contents of the zip to home/lozza1/gaim/gaim-0.74

I have then opend a terminal window and got to the correct directory where the extraced files are, I then used ./configure, Results below.
[
root@localhost gaim-0.74]# ./configure
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking for sed... /bin/sed
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cl... no
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details.
Stops!!!

Can anyone help me,
direct me to info or a download link ?

I have also tried using the .rpm version,
I double click this file, it then asks for root password, Then something flashes on the screen and thats it ? no confirmation it installed ok or anything ?
i have tried using "which gaim" command. Results below.

/usr/bin/gaim

I have tried running gaim from a terminal window and it opens the old version that doesnt support msn.

Any help would be so useful.

Thanks

Mr2
 
Old 12-23-2003, 11:24 AM   #2
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Most likely you don't have gcc installed or its not in your users current path. I would suggest either installling it from your cd's or from www.gnu.org

Usually by default Redhat will not install this unless you specify it during your install. It is likely they have the latest version in RPM format, in which I'm sure you can get from gaim.sourceforge.net

Regards
 
Old 12-23-2003, 12:27 PM   #3
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TrickyKid thanks for your help, Ive managed to get past that bit now,

When i ./configure the gaim files, it says i need gtk+-2.2.4,

so ive downloaded this and tried to install, but its saying in need Pango, atk and glib, so ive installed glib. this comes up with an error saying i need PK-Config, so i have now installed PK-config and Glib, now when i try and install pango i get this error below

configure: WARNING: X development libraries not found
checking for pkg-config... /usr/local/bin/pkg-config
checking for fontconfig >= 1.0.1... Package fontconfig was not found in the pkg-config search path.
Perhaps you should add the directory containing `fontconfig.pc'
to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
No package 'fontconfig' found
configure: WARNING: No fontconfig found, skipping tests for FreeType and Xft
configure: error: *** Didn't find any of FreeType, X11, or Win32.
*** Must have at least one backend to build Pango.

Im not sure what i have to do ? and when i try and ./confiure Atk i get this error (below)

checking for GLIB - version >= 2.0.0...
*** 'pkg-config --modversion glib-2.0' returned 2.2.3, but GLIB (2.2.1)
*** was found! If pkg-config was correct, then it is best
*** to remove the old version of GLib. You may also be able to fix the error
*** by modifying your LD_LIBRARY_PATH enviroment variable, or by editing
*** /etc/ld.so.conf. Make sure you have run ldconfig if that is
*** required on your system.
*** If pkg-config was wrong, set the environment variable PKG_CONFIG_PATH
*** to point to the correct configuration files
no
configure: error:
*** GLIB 2.0.0 or better is required. The latest version of
*** GLIB is always available from ftp://ftp.gtk.org/.

I have no idea what im doing, all i want to do is get Gaim working (

any more help would be great

thanks

Mr2
 
Old 12-23-2003, 12:39 PM   #4
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You need to install the development packages of X11, gnome and others.
u can do that through the redhat package installer.
run this as root:
redhat-config-packages
 
Old 12-23-2003, 01:38 PM   #5
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Why are you installing Gaim from the source? If you are on Red Hat 9 gaim is *already* installed. Look in the "instant messenger" menu option under "Internet".

Alternatively, install a Gaim RH9 RPM from somewhere.

Generally I'd avoid compiling from the source. You clearly need to install the developer packages, which you have not done (common mistake btw). RPMs do not need such things and are simpler.
 
Old 12-23-2003, 01:52 PM   #6
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I double click the RPM and nothing happens, a windows pops up quicky but its too quick to see,

I have done the "/which gaim" command and it only pull up 1 gaim, which is already installed, but this is version 5.9 something and i want to use MSN,

Ive managed to compile BitchX from Source first 1

any more help ?

Last edited by Mr2; 12-23-2003 at 01:54 PM.
 
Old 12-23-2003, 01:58 PM   #7
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i think he wants the newest version of gaim...i use suse, and i did an upgrade of my older version of gaim using rpm -Uvh <gaim package> and it installed smoothly and automatically updated my gaim to the new version.
i'm still basically a newbie..so i don't know if the commands are the same with red hat or not..but there must be something similiar...so yeah..update instead of installing
 
Old 12-23-2003, 02:05 PM   #8
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Yes, the commands are the same.

Mr2 - try running as root "rpm -Uvh gaim-0.67.rpm" or whatever the filenameis
 
Old 12-23-2003, 02:27 PM   #9
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The RPM does not install, results below

[root@localhost last]# rpm -Uvh gaim-0.74-1rh9.i386.rpm
warning: gaim-0.74-1rh9.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 883c1c14
error: Failed dependencies:
gtkspell is needed by gaim-0.74-1rh9
libgtkspell.so.0 is needed by gaim-0.74-1rh9
libtk8.3.so is needed by gaim-0.74-1rh9
[root@localhost last]#

Not sure why.,
 
Old 12-23-2003, 02:52 PM   #10
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In Fedora (the next version of red hat) this is made much simpler because it includes yum which resolves depenedencies for you, out of the box.

Well, you can try and track down those RPMs, or you can try this:

http://autopackage.org/

Go to Downloads, then click "Gaim", then download all the .package files you see into the same directory (your home directory should be fine).

Then in the shell window, run:

bash gaim-0.70.package

Yes, it's a slightly older version, but Gaim 0.70 works fine and this build supports MSN.

This installer system is experimental (I'm its developer) but if it works it should be a bit easier for you than RPM. Try it, see what happens, the worst case scenario is that you just have to deal with RPMs manually anyway.

thanks -mike
 
Old 12-23-2003, 04:10 PM   #11
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I downloaded the 4 files and run the "bash gaim-0.70.package" command, t said 4 packages installed,
I then type "which gaim" and there only 1 version and thats the old 5.9,

I like the intaller btw
 
Old 12-23-2003, 04:20 PM   #12
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oh, you should have uninstalled the old version first

Did you run the installer as root? If so, then try this:

/usr/local/bin/gaim

If you ran it as user, try this:

~/.local/bin/gaim

Once you removed the old version (rpm -e gaim as root), run "exec bash" - this will give you a prompt as if nothing happened but your paths will be updated so you should be able to use just "gaim" in future.
 
Old 12-23-2003, 04:22 PM   #13
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BTW, in the next version or two I hope to add checking to see if it's already installed, and be able to automatically remove the old version - but the one you used doesn't do this. sorry!
 
Old 12-24-2003, 08:44 AM   #14
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Thanks guys for all your help, many thanks..

Ive managed to update gaim using a utility called "apt" (#apt-get install gaim) But I still have an error (protocol version not supported) when trying to login to MSN,

Whats the screen name all about ? would this be my MSN account details ? ie test@hotmail.com or would it be my nick name on messenger.?

Does anyone know how to check which version of gaim im running ? when i was running the older version i could click "about" and this would tell me the version,

cheers.

Mr2
 
Old 01-16-2004, 11:13 AM   #15
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Quote:
Originally posted by mhearn
In Fedora (the next version of red hat) this is made much simpler because it includes yum which resolves depenedencies for you, out of the box.

Well, you can try and track down those RPMs, or you can try this:

http://autopackage.org/

Go to Downloads, then click "Gaim", then download all the .package files you see into the same directory (your home directory should be fine).

Then in the shell window, run:

bash gaim-0.70.package

Yes, it's a slightly older version, but Gaim 0.70 works fine and this build supports MSN.

This installer system is experimental (I'm its developer) but if it works it should be a bit easier for you than RPM. Try it, see what happens, the worst case scenario is that you just have to deal with RPMs manually anyway.

thanks -mike

Thank you SO much!

This is honestly an AWESOME app, that makes it a lot easier for noobs like myself

 
  


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