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Old 06-24-2004, 10:26 PM   #1
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Installing AIM on Mandrake

Hi all!

I have mandrake 10 on my computer currently, but I am having trouble installing AIM for it. I have the right RPM but when I try and install I get this error message:

Please insert the medium named "Installation CD 4 (x86) " on device [/dev/hdc]

I dont know how to procede. Any help would be appreciated!

Old 06-24-2004, 11:30 PM   #2
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CD-4 was only distributed to club members. To get around that go to this site:

follow the instructions for setting up a "main" urpmi source. While your at it you might want to set up a "plf" and a "contrib" source as well. These are internet rpm repositories for mandrake. Once you set up the "main" repository as a urpmi source, all rpms on cd-4 will be available. Then you just run this as root in a console:

# urpmi gaim

Gaim will be downloaded and installed with all needed dependencies. Or, if you prefer, all the packages on the repository will be listed in the mdk package manager and you can install from there.
Old 06-25-2004, 12:19 AM   #3
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Why not just use the IM programs of Mandrake? They work just as well.
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after trying both out, i prefer kopete to gaim. AIM is just shit.
Old 07-23-2004, 09:39 PM   #5
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command not found

ok i tried doing that thing. went through all the steps but when i get to typing the "urpmi.addmedia" in the console it just says command not found. im new to linux so i think what you mean "type in console as root" it means clicking on the terminal thing to open the command window and typing it in. not sure how to get to "root" though? help please/

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or where are some other good chat tools for linux? everyone i know is on aim. is there a tool that can get onto aim without using aim? like trillian for windows?

or can someone please help me with installing aim. im having the same problem as the first person, just when i type in the command window its saying "command not found"



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