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Old 03-23-2006, 06:29 PM   #1
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aMSN on FC5


I just installed aMSN on FC5 using the rpm file from amsn.sourceforge.net. It put all it's shortcuts in the applications menu, however, when I click on it, it does not start up, it simply hangs. I remember reading in the crummy documentation about compiling the software. Will I need to compile or is there a different way around it?

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Old 03-23-2006, 06:36 PM   #2
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try running the command to open the program in a terminal/console window.. it should print out what is happening. copy/paste that output here so we can discuss what is happening (or not happening)
 
Old 03-23-2006, 08:07 PM   #3
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[root@localhost ~]# cd /usr/share/amsn
[root@localhost amsn]# amsn
/usr/bin/amsn: line 3: exec: wish: not found

I think it has to do with tcl/TK programming run-time. I thought that came with most operating systems these days.

Comments, suggestions????.....
 
Old 03-23-2006, 08:18 PM   #4
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which distro are you running?
whats the output of:
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which wish
which tcl
which tk
 
Old 03-23-2006, 08:29 PM   #5
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It works!!! I found a tar.gz file off of sourceforge and used yum and installed it. Now it works.

Thanks for the help
 
Old 03-23-2006, 08:30 PM   #6
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what was the solution? were those 3 packages i mentioned installed? or which one did you need to isntall?
 
Old 03-23-2006, 09:24 PM   #7
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well, I went to tcl.sourceforge.net. I found the link in the HELP (HELP.txt) documentation in /usr/share/amsn/ I went to that site and picked up a couple tar.gz files for tcl and TK version 8.4 and extracted them to the Desktop. I then opened up Konsole and typed yum install TK and once that was done, I tried yum install tcl. Then I tried running amsn again and it worked.
 
  


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