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Old 07-24-2003, 02:22 AM   #1
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RedHat Linux 9 - Errrr....

Hi there,

I recently installed RH Linux 9 and I'm trying to figure it out. I'm working in that graphical environnement (Gnome i guess) and the last couple of days I'm trying to install a MSN Messenger clone, without much succes, I must say.

The problem is this: I download a file from a site and it's called "amsn-0.80.tar.gz" . The prob is that I haven't got a clue what to do with it. I doubleclicked on it and unpacked everything in that file, but that didn't help very much. I now have a map with even more files I haven't got a clue of what to do with them... So can someone please explain me in understandable language what I should do with this (and more files of this type) in the future.

And what's the equivalent of an .exe file in Linux ?

I owe the one that can get me on the way bigtime!

Old 07-24-2003, 02:34 AM   #2
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Use GAIM; you can connect to Yahoo, AOL, MSN, IRC ... you name it.
Old 07-24-2003, 02:36 AM   #3
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But errr... I only need MSN Messenger

But if you can help me with that, is just fine with me

I've got gaim-0.66-1rh9.i386.rpm now, what do I do with it?

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Old 07-24-2003, 03:29 AM   #4
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Open a console, move into the same directory as the .rpm, and type:

rpm -Uhv gaim-0.66-1rh9.i386.rpm

You'll need to be logged in as root!

Hope this helps

Old 07-24-2003, 03:46 AM   #5
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And in regards to amsn as far as I remember once it's unpacked
cd into the directory and type ./amsn that's about it.


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