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Old 04-01-2005, 07:20 PM   #1
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Question Yahoo messenger Problem

Hello Linux Experts redhat 9

i am trying to install yahoo messenger that is in RPM Format in GUI Enviourment when i double click the RPM it Normaly install but Yahoo not shown in start-up menu
But when i try to install same package from TERMINAL using # rpm -i yahoomessenger.rpm
i got a message that can rename a directory

Any how I download a file Name gtkhtml-0.8 from yahoo site wich might be install first and then Yahoo works (I Think so ).
so when i use command #./configure than i got message

checking for gtk-config... no
checking for GTK - version >= 1.2.3... no
*** The gtk-config script installed by GTK could not be found
*** If GTK was installed in PREFIX, make sure PREFIX/bin is in
*** your path, or set the GTK_CONFIG environment variable to the
*** full path to gtk-config.
configure: error: Cannot find GTK: is gtk-config in path?
[root@localhost gtkhtml-0.8]#

Can any one tell me how i install this GTK and what is this,and from where i download this
Old 04-01-2005, 09:39 PM   #2
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I am not sure if you can get new gtk packages for Redhat 9 in rpm format since its now a discontinued distro and Redhat does not provide anymore updates for it. Maybe you would be better off giving Fedora Core a try since its the distro that replaced Redhat Linux.

If you can find an RPM for gaim (maybe from for Redhat 9, try installing that since it can be used to access Yahoo and other IM services.
Old 04-02-2005, 04:28 AM   #3
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However, Gaim uses GTK as well. That doesn't mean you shouldn't try it, though

also, you could try `centericq' (sp?), a textual multi-protocol IM app.

However, looking at the long term, reddazz is right: get an up-to-date (distro+version).

hth --Jonas Kölker
Old 04-02-2005, 09:08 AM   #4
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GAIM uses gtk 2.0 and not GTK 1.x, so if there is a Redhat 9 rpm for gaim it probably could work. Anyway using a newer distro causes less problems.


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