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Old 07-27-2003, 09:10 AM   #1
CommieWithAPie
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Installing programs


I am pretty new to linux (Third day, only took me 3 hours to figure out everything to do it correctly) I so far, love it. I only use windows now for gaming. This leads into my question. I like to stay in contact with my friends on linux. I see theres aMSN out. This I downloaded from sourceforge . I cannot, install it however. It is located under file:/home/blake/Desktop/msn. I tried using nautilus to install it no luck. I tried from command line by typing, as root : tar -xvzf amsn-0_80.tar.gz. This gives me invalid file name/directory error I looked around a bit and it said I needed gnome libs. Why is this? How can I receive them? Any more tips/ideas for me? Thank you very much.

I love Linux! Its just a matter of learning it now.


I figured it out all on my own. A little something called Wish8.3 hepled me

Last edited by CommieWithAPie; 07-27-2003 at 09:31 AM.
 
Old 07-27-2003, 09:45 AM   #2
Mega Man X
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Hi CommieWithAPie!!!

Welcome to LinuxQuestions. You might consider reading this thread made by a cool moderator here to help out how to install programs:

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

Good luck!
 
Old 07-27-2003, 09:49 AM   #3
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# Guides to software and installation and uninstallation
LNAG - How do I install a program I downloaded from the Internet?
Rute Guide's software explanation
You might want to check out CheckInstall to manage source code installations/uninstallation
 
  


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