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Old 08-12-2003, 09:58 PM   #1
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Installing Things


newb question or what? OK, I want to install aMSN but when I do the zxvf, or whatever, or the File Roller - I get a folder with a bunch of files in it and I have no idea what to do from there. Any help?
 
Old 08-12-2003, 10:21 PM   #2
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check out this
 
Old 08-12-2003, 10:23 PM   #3
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Goto www.freshmeat.net and download a package called ayttm. It is a chat program that supports AOL, Yahoo, MSN, ICQ, IRC and Jabber.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 10:24 PM   #4
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cd into the folder, and then read the INSTALL or README files.

usually to install things, the commands (in order) are:

1. ./configure
2. make
3. su <password>
4. make install

but it can be different for every program. that's why you usually have to read the INSTALL/README to find out what to do. gl
 
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