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Old 10-04-2003, 09:21 PM   #1
madskillz
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how to install amsn


i finally am able to get online with linux! w00t! and now i have amsn, but how do i install it? i saw somewhere that i had toright click the file, click Open With->Software installer. where is this software installer?
 
Old 10-04-2003, 09:53 PM   #2
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If you have downloaded it, you have one of these files:

a) amsn-something.tar.gz

--- If you have this type of file, you should pick a terminal and type the following commands:

cd /path/to/your/amsn/file (Note that you have to replace the patch with the actual path)
tar -xvzf amsn-something.tar.gz (Note that you have to replace this with the actual filename)
cd msn
wish amsn


b) amsn-something.rpm

Simply go to the terminal and type the following commands:

rpm -ivh amsn-something.rpm (Note that you have to replace this with the actual filename)
amsn
 
Old 10-04-2003, 10:02 PM   #3
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if you want aMSN to be accessed by all, then install it in /usr/local/msn then make a symlink in either /usr/local/bin or /usr/bin to the file /usr/local/msn/amsn

If you dowloaded a deb package and you have Debian run:

dpkg -i nameofamsn.deb

make sure you're root.
 
Old 10-04-2003, 10:14 PM   #4
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thanks a lot...but i figured out how to get gaim to work with it...had to load the msn plugin
 
Old 10-04-2003, 10:46 PM   #5
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thnx

it helped me out too!
 
  


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