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Old 12-10-2003, 09:15 PM   #1
C-monkey
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Question Juno for Lindows useable for other distros?


Greetings:

I am a long time Juno subscriber, and got it to work for dial-up access when I made my home system migration to SuSE Linux. I was encouraged to learn Juno Online Services has recently released their client version for Lindows. I downloaded ver. 1.0 and found it to be a Debian package.

Needless to say, I was unsuccessful installing this. Can anyone enlighten me as to the compatibility of a Debian package with SuSE Linux and KDE? Normally, I use KPackage to install RPM's, or try my hand at installing from source files.

Perhaps, I am too optimistic in thinking this mainstream ISP would support general Linux distributions at this point. Anything anyone can provide would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
C-monkey

P.S. - I can provide the Debian package; it is about 1.6 MB.

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Old 12-10-2003, 09:25 PM   #2
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does juno require that you use their proprietary software, or can't you just dialup normally?

if the software is not required, don't bother and just use the distro's dialup program or download one for linux

as for the package, wherever you found that should also contain sources for the software and if so, get sources and compile them manually
 
Old 12-10-2003, 09:37 PM   #3
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where did you get the package? could you post a link?

i found this on juno's site (right now it says linux is not supported):

http://www.juno.com/techsupport/comp...uno_linux.html


i've never used suse, but from what i understand it's rpm-based... that would mean that to install a deb (dpkg), you'd have to convert it to rpm first, using someting like alien...

http://kitenet.net/programs/alien/


have you tried running the windoze version on linux using wine?

http://www.winehq.com/
 
Old 12-10-2003, 10:07 PM   #4
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Originally posted by win32sux
where did you get the package? could you post a link?

i found this on juno's site (right now it says linux is not supported):
You can find the Lindows version advertised on Juno's homepage - http://www.juno.com

Some of their online support material may not be updated to reflect this.

Just for clarification of my original post: I can dial in to Juno and use the web-based e-mail. This is what I have been doing for over one year now. What I miss using is the mail client under Windoze. Even though the client is proprietary, it is spartan and elegant. Managing my e-mail messages was a lot easier with the client application. This is why I am looking for a Linux counterpart. Juno does not divulge the information to setup a mail client, such as KMail or Mozilla Mail. That is one big draw back to Juno.

Anyway, maybe the converter to RPM will work. I had no idea this existed. I will try it. I have never used WINE. My box is Linux only - and I would like to keep it that way. Although, it would be a learning experience

BTW, you can only download Juno's software if you have an account or are signing up for one.

Thanks again,
C-monkey
 
  


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