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Old 09-11-2004, 07:37 PM   #1
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gaim installation problem


hey right im a newbie user, but not that new, have a simple problem that seems to be blagging my head in a major way, when installing gaim through console its sayin permission denied, now too my knoweledge i am loged in, but maybe im doing it all wrong, anyway wanna just talk me through it quickly, would be most obliged
thank you jay
 
Old 09-11-2004, 07:42 PM   #2
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Hi jay_deacon!

Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org. You most likely don't have permissions to install that because you are not root. Take a look into this thread:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=45094

to understand how to install programs in Linux. Also, try to always be more descriptive, as saying which package you are trying to install, the command you are typing and the distribution you are using, because depending on the distributions, tools or packages might be provided to easily install applications.

Regards!
 
Old 09-11-2004, 07:45 PM   #3
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ok

sorry i am using knoppix installed to hard drive, its a .deb file tho not .tar.gz im using ./gaim blah blah
and its returning permission denied

i have tried su - and su
 
Old 09-11-2004, 07:50 PM   #4
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It's been a while since I used Debian-based distribution, but you could try:

dpkg --install package_name.deb

or apt-get, I guess:

apt-get install gaim
 
Old 09-11-2004, 07:55 PM   #5
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no that doesnt want to work for me either im afraid, could some just point me in the direction of how to login root, just to make sure im doing it the correct way thanks
 
Old 09-11-2004, 08:08 PM   #6
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next stage

right i found dpkg -f works sorta it gave me this

root@springfield:~# dpkg -i gaim_0.82.1-1_i386.deb
(Reading database ... 105736 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace gaim 1:0.77-1 (using gaim_0.82.1-1_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement gaim ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of gaim:
gaim depends on libgtk2.0-0 (>= 2.4.4); however:
Version of libgtk2.0-0 on system is 2.2.4-6.
dpkg: error processing gaim (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
gaim



any ideas?
 
Old 09-11-2004, 09:54 PM   #7
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Jay, you are running into a dependency problem...

Quote:
aim depends on libgtk2.0-0 (>= 2.4.4); however: Version of libgtk2.0-0 on system is 2.2.4-6. dpkg: error processing gaim (--install): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
you need to install the libgtk2.0-0 first.

Hope this helps,
Eric.
 
Old 09-11-2004, 10:39 PM   #8
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im also having a problem with gaim...

i can sign on to aim and msn but i cannot sign on to yahoo messenger...

im using knoppix 3.4 and when i put in my id and pswd it says password is incorrenct..
 
Old 09-11-2004, 11:06 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by Aleem
im also having a problem with gaim...

i can sign on to aim and msn but i cannot sign on to yahoo messenger...

im using knoppix 3.4 and when i put in my id and pswd it says password is incorrenct..
Maybe yahoo is using a different protocol. MSN loves to change their protocols from time to time to stop third part applications as gaim. Take a look at gaim's homepage to see if there's any news about that. Usually, a newer version of gaim would fix your problem...

Good luck!
 
Old 09-12-2004, 12:03 AM   #10
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Aleem, gaim has had yahoo problems for quite a while, try to download their IM client.

Yea, you need to update libgtk ..... hmmm, I thought apt would do that for you, or maybe I'm spoiled by portage.

As it turns out the permission thing was probably not that you weren't logged in as root. If you are ever unsure about who you are, type cd and see what directory you are in.

or $HOME for that matter.

apt probably has some option that will force install despite the dependancy issue if you want to invoke that.

Last edited by Tamsco; 09-12-2004 at 12:05 AM.
 
Old 09-12-2004, 06:04 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by Aleem
im also having a problem with gaim...

i can sign on to aim and msn but i cannot sign on to yahoo messenger...

im using knoppix 3.4 and when i put in my id and pswd it says password is incorrenct..
i can never sign into my yahoo either i think it is a protocol problem and gaim is no good for yahoo at the moment
 
Old 09-12-2004, 06:06 AM   #12
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Originally posted by Tamsco
Aleem, gaim has had yahoo problems for quite a while, try to download their IM client.

Yea, you need to update libgtk ..... hmmm, I thought apt would do that for you, or maybe I'm spoiled by portage.

As it turns out the permission thing was probably not that you weren't logged in as root. If you are ever unsure about who you are, type cd and see what directory you are in.

or $HOME for that matter.

apt probably has some option that will force install despite the dependancy issue if you want to invoke that.
yeah i found apt-get install -f worked for me, but i dont think i did my update completely, but its workin fine now, thanks for your help folks, i will be back again im sure of it
 
  


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