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Old 09-13-2004, 10:57 AM   #1
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i need help to install this thing


gaim-0.81-0rh9.i386.rpm

can someone plz give me step by step instructions on how to install this?

i have been trying to get gaim to work for 7 hours... i think this is the file i need
plz help me
 
Old 09-13-2004, 11:17 AM   #2
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Okay:

First you open a console. Next, you CD into the directory containing gaim-0.81-0rh9.i386.rpm. Finally you type this:

"rpm -ivh gaim-0.81-0rh9.i386.rpm"

Sometimes you might get dependency errors. If so, you'll have to find each and every file you are missing and install it.

Good Luck,
vxc
 
Old 09-13-2004, 11:37 AM   #3
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it says this

error: Failed dependencies:
libgtkspell.so.0 is needed by gaim-0.81-0rh9
now how would i do that? and where could i get it?!?!?!

i am really considering going back to windows... if it takes up to 10 hours to try and install gaim then damn how long will it take me to do other things

HAHA
can someone help me maybe send a link of the correct file that isn't messed up? i need the one for redhat 9
 
Old 09-13-2004, 11:42 AM   #4
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Hey why don't u use slackware. It is a very hard linux. You have to do everything by hand, configuring and all those stuffs. But u will learn more in a week than u learn while using other OSes. Give it a try, then u will never think about going back to windows unless u like gaming and u love to crash everytime and to worry about viruses. Good luck. cheers.
 
Old 09-13-2004, 11:45 AM   #5
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If u are considering installing slackware, go to http://www.insyte.uni.cc/ that site. It will help you.

Hello admins and moderators, please note that it is not my site and i saw it in another forum. I think it will help him to install slackware. Please don't consider it as advertising. Thanks you.
cheers
 
Old 09-13-2004, 11:47 AM   #6
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The file is not "messed up", it has a dependancy, if you had read the previous post you would have noticed he mentioned that could happen. Also, it doesn't take 10 hours to install something under Linux if you try for 9 hours before asking for help. It takes practise. Also, Redhat 9 is no longer supported, if you want something more up to date use Fedora Core 2. It has a utility called yum, which you would probably like.

A simple

yum update

as root at a command line will upgrade all packages on the system. To install gaim you would type

yum install gaim

and it will automatically download and install it. Takes about 2 minutes depending on your connection (a bit less than 10 hours ). Debian has a similar utility.

Make sure you go to fedorafaq.org and use their yum.conf (it tells you on the site how to do this).

Debian is another distro that uses a similar utility.
 
Old 09-13-2004, 11:49 AM   #7
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yeh i might do that, but i would just really like to try and get this gaim thing to work! you would understand if you ever spend more then 10 hours on something.... you go mad hehe i really need that STUPID SSL MSN PLUGIN ARG
 
Old 09-13-2004, 02:12 PM   #8
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It could be on your RH9 cd's, but if not, you could try searching for mirrors that still have RH software if they even exist anymore. I threw away my cd's so I don't know what's on them.
 
Old 09-13-2004, 04:32 PM   #9
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You are going to have a lot less trouble if you use a more up to date distro, most of the new software depends on new libraries and stuff that Red Hat doesn't have, considering it isn't even supported by Red Hat anymore. Fedora Core 2 is Red Hat's latest OS for home users. You should look into it. Or you could try out Debian, because you don't have to upgrade as often with it. SUSE is another good one, because it includes a lot of software by default, including Gaim. It's pointless setting up your system with an OS you are going to have to upgrade right away anyways.
 
Old 09-13-2004, 04:32 PM   #10
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http://mm.ilug-bom.org.in/pipermail/...19/014553.html hope this helps,google is your friend.or this http://www2.linuxforum.net/RPM/libgtkspell.so.0.html

Last edited by comprookie2000; 09-13-2004 at 04:37 PM.
 
Old 09-14-2004, 08:54 AM   #11
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Free-Blade,

I understand you're using redhat? Try double-clicking on the .rpm instead of using the console and keep your installation cd's ready. If the missing files (which cause the failed dependencies) are on the installation cd's, the package manager will ask you to insert the proper cd's and install those required files automatically, the console doesn't go that far.

I'm using Mandrake 10 with KDE. One of the standard applications there is Kopete which is also a instant messenger with support for the msn protocol. Maybe you should check if Kopete isn't installed on your system also. I already worked with both, GAIM and Kopete and I prefer Kopete...
 
Old 09-14-2004, 08:59 AM   #12
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If all you want is an instant messenger with the new msn protocol, try amsn.

It's a snap to install and downloads all the correct protocols for you.

Baldrick
 
Old 09-14-2004, 04:39 PM   #13
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Amsn is the only one out of all of them that has support for display pics and it looks the most like MSN Messenger out of them all.
 
  


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