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Old 08-15-2003, 03:09 PM   #16
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I tried to install amsn since i could not get gaim to work behind the http proxy. I followed instructions on Tk installed but doesn't show with rpm -qa | grep tk.
I downloaded multiple versions of the rpm and gz files of amsn. ( I can't understand where to download the source)
gzip: amsn-0_81.tar.gz: not in gzip format
is the error returned by gzip. tar -xvzf doesn't work either.
I also tried the cvs versions.
Old 09-06-2003, 12:18 PM   #17
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Hi all

I tried configuring Gaim as mentioned ofr Yahoo. But am getting an error msg: Signon Error: name123 wasunable to sign on: Unable to connect. Am behind a firewall and using a proxy if thatz to do something. Thanks for the help.
Old 09-08-2003, 03:26 AM   #18
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Just an FYI

You might already know this, but the version of GAIM that ships with Red Hat 9 is old and the current version (as of right now 0.68) is a LOT nicer. You can download an RPM from the GAIM home page ( and upgrade to that (rpm -Uvh gaim-0.68-1rh9.i386.rpm). It still doesn't support file transfer in Yahoo or MSN and AIM file transfers are hit or miss, but as a messenger it's very nice.

Old 09-13-2003, 09:35 AM   #19
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You can configure YahooMessenger onf RH9. For that do the following:

Dowload and install the messenger for RH8 (from
with --nodeps option

Then login as root and do the following
# ln -s /lib/ /lib/
(Its a bad idea. Dont do that. But it will work for u.)
the start your yahoo messenger
Happy chat!!
Old 09-18-2003, 08:30 PM   #20
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Yahoo messenger

If you load the Open SSL Toolkit which contains, you can just install Yahoo messenger for Red Hat 8 on Red Hat 9 normally.

Not sure why you'd want to though, IMHO, GAIM is a lot better.... The real Yahoo makes more sense over 3rd party clients in Windows where it supports webcams, file transfers, etc, but the Linux one is so bare anyway....

Old 09-30-2003, 09:47 AM   #21
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hi grp,
i got redhat 9.. and have tried versions of gaim from 5.8 to 7.0
upgraded, downgraded,... but my yahoo account is not getting connected to.. i tried reinstalling openssl package as suggested by linux_pioneer but i get an error saying theres a conflict with currently installed openssl. ymessenger for linux that i tried installing , hangs once my connected screen is displayed..

whts happening?

any clue?
thanks in advance


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