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Old 07-02-2003, 05:56 PM   #1
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Installing Gaim - Help plz, been trying 2 days now

Hey all,
as i do not know very much about linux, i decided installing gaim would be a nice thing to learn from.
So i started;
1) Downloaded gaim, then ran ./configure. At the end config said i needed Glib 2.0.
2) I downloaded Glib 2.2. Then ./configure and it said i needed pkg-config in the end.
3) I downloaded pkg-config (newest version). Then ./configure; make; make install. It worked nicely, no errors.
4) Back to Glib. ./configure, make, make install. At the end of make install it errored:

"Making install in po
make[1]: Entering directory `/XBOXLocal/root/glib/po'
make[1]: *** No rule to make target `azNONE', needed by `all-yes'. Stop.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/XBOXLocal/root/glib/po'
make: *** [install-recursive] Error 1"

Hmmmm... let's try to still install gaim... nope, did not work. What should i do now? - Somehow i need Glib to install. I run the debian distro (dunno if that matters).

Thanks in advance, Niels

Last edited by Niellus; 07-02-2003 at 06:39 PM.
Old 07-02-2003, 08:19 PM   #2
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Notice that your post is sitting without a reply...

I am new also to Linux and am running under the 3 CD ISO Mandrake 9.1 distribution that is available on the Mandrake web site.
I run on an ASUS mainboard with Athlon XP 2000 CPU.
The very nice thing about this distro is that the RPM management software of the Mandrake Control Center from within the KDE desktop avoids all of your problems by allowing you to point and click the components that you want and automates all of the dependencies for you.
I am using GAIM for my old MSN IM chats without a hitch. It did involve manually selecting the MSN plug-in from within GAIM during GAIM configuration.

It works well. Mandrake 9.1 is finally a viable alternative to Windows in the event that you have hardware that will run it. I know nadda about Xbox or damian, however.
Old 07-03-2003, 04:02 AM   #3
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could someone please help me????????
Up to now i haven't managed to install anything at all correctly imo....
Old 07-03-2003, 04:41 AM   #4
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Well how about telling us what distro you are using for a start... more information is always useful. I wouldn't recommend comipling glib from source, instead use a precompliled package like an RPM. if you are on an RPM based distribution, then i'd expect that you DO already have glib installed, however you are missing the glib-devel package which is needed to actually compile programs using glib, which is why ./configure says it is not found.

ack ok, you're on debian.. hidden down there... threre will also be equivalent deb's for gaim at

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Old 07-03-2003, 06:54 AM   #5
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Niellus, I think its great that you are learning Linux and if you are gung-ho about Debian then by all means use it... but Debian is one of the more advanced Linux distros. Since you are still learning, I would recommend getting a more newbie-friendly distro like Mandrake or RedHat or SuSE. Personally, Ive been using Linux for a couple months now, and I still dare not tread into the Debian territory .
Old 07-03-2003, 01:46 PM   #6
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Right, there is also a mandrake distro for xbox. But i'm affraid that that one doesn't work on my xbox :S. Furthermore there is Gentoo for xbox aswell... would that be better recommended to start with?
Old 08-04-2003, 05:09 PM   #7
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The Fix

I ended up in the same situation... pkg-config, glib2.2, gaim. Same error too. (This is a P200 w/ Redhat 7.0, tho). I found a working soulution online:

### ###
It's probably a ".configure" script bug. Do the following: enter
/home/tim/garnome-0.19.5/gnome/glib/work/glib-2.2.0/po and edit Makefile.
all *NONE (ie. azNONE) to *.po (ie. "az.po"). Should go smoothly after that

Greetings - Tomek.
### ###

It works. Here is what the ofending part looks like after modification:

CATALOGS = az.po be.po bg.po ca.po cs.po da.po de.po el.po es.po eu.po fi.po fr.po gl.po hi.po ja.po ko.po ms.po nl.po nn.po no.po pl.po pt.po pt_BR.po ro.po ru.po sk.po sl.po sq.po sv.po ta.po tr.po uk.po vi.po zh_CN.po zh_TW.po

glib will now compile.
Shame (after instalation) my sytem refuses to see it.
I blame this on RedHat and there package system. And this is the reasion I'm moving to Gentoo (yea, source!).

Gentoo for newbies? NO!
I've had to compile the kernel 4 or 5 times (finaly got it to boot).
RedHat is good for newbies. Shame they replaced the console config tools (linuxconf) w/ graphical (only) programs in 8.0

Good lunk,
- Psi.Limit
Old 08-04-2003, 09:16 PM   #8
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check out debians site,, google, etc.
sorry i don't have the specifics right now, but i know there is a binary (pre-compiled) version of gaim for debian, that should work first try.

learn how to use your "apt" program. i haven't used it myself (thinking about setting up another pc under deb though) but have heard good things about installing. it finds and installs the dependencies for you.
Old 08-05-2003, 04:42 PM   #9
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I had the same problem. I found either on yahoo messengers site or another site information about installing on another distro, so I gave it a try. The instructions said to create a link to glibc2.2 and name the link glibc2.0.2( I think thats the right name), either way it is suppossed to be linked as the file gaim calls for. I tried it and havent had problems yet:-) Good Luck!!


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