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Old 08-30-2004, 12:36 AM   #1
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problem running AMSN in FC2

hi everyone.

i upgraded from red hat 9 to fedora core 2. but i can't run AMSN, because the "wish" command isn't recognized. i think this is because Tcl/Tk isn't installed.

but, isn't supposed to come with FC2??? (it appears when i make rpm -q tcl) i tried to install a Tcl source package, but nothing happens. what can i do??

thanks in advance.
Old 08-30-2004, 01:10 AM   #2
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when I was running FC2, i got it running by just unzipping the tar file into /usr/local/msn
worked fine for me.

to make a shortcut to it, just point to /usr/local/msn/amsn and select the icon you want (I, of course, used the two Tuxes one, but I'm wierd like that).

should work fine, let me know if it doesn't.
Old 08-30-2004, 04:02 PM   #3
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it didn't work. it's a Tcl/Tk problem. wish command doesn't exist.
Old 09-11-2004, 07:32 AM   #4
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Most likely the command name is incorrect. Type:
# locate wish

then a list of file contains the string '"wish" will be shown. Now find what
exactly your wish command is called. For me it's called "wish8.4" So what
I have to do is to edit the first line of excutable file: amsn
Lounch any editor, for example:

# emacs amsn

You should see the first line as:

#!/usr/bin/env wish

now change it to:

#!/usr/bin/env wish8.4

Then execute it the noramal way:
# ./amsn

Hope it works.
Old 09-11-2004, 08:43 AM   #5
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or just use yum to install amsn.

as root: yum install amsn

you may need to add more sources to /etc/yum.conf

This method worked for me.


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