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Old 11-22-2003, 04:20 AM   #1
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need help with kmess and gaim

Hi guys im a linux newbie so please make this as idiot proof as possible thanks, right first of all i would like to use KMess for msn messenger, but if i cant get it sorted try and install GAIM.
So the problem is ive installed KMess on redhat9 and i open it type in my login details and it sais signing in BUT after a few seconds i get an error "The SSL Portion of the login failed" i read a forum about this and it said about installing the latest OpenSSL package, but the one i found was a .tar.gz and i dont know how to install this kind of stuff as im use to windows, so has anyone an idea? and secondly i downloaded the latest version of GAIM as an alternative but it wont install, my friend told me how to install it on xterm but i get 3 missing files, i really want to use Kmess but if i cant ill have to use GAIM, please help me guys thanks
Old 03-30-2004, 07:27 PM   #2
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Installing tar files For Dummies

Now we will learn how to install tar files.

New term: Tar Package: A unix software package that is zipped using the gzip format.

[list=1][*]Open a zipping utility, such as GnoZip, Ark, or File Roller.[*]Open the downloaded tar.gz file[*] Extract it to somewhere. Be sure to activate the "recreate folders" option if not already activated.[*]close the zipping utility[*]Open a terminal[*]run the command
cd /wherever/you/unzipped/the/tar.gz/file
[*]run the command
[*]then run the command
.[*] run the command
su -c "make install"
. For this command you will need the root password.[*] enjoy your new software![/list=1]

Note: These instructions usually work. if they don't read the README or INSTALL file for your package.


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