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Old 02-28-2004, 12:59 AM   #1
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Basic MSN messenger?


Where can I find a basic MSN messenger for my RHL 9?
 
Old 02-28-2004, 01:05 AM   #2
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Yes, you can download AMSN which is a clone of MSN messenger. You will require to install tcl/tk libraries.

AMSN - www.amsn.sf.net
TCL/TK - www.tcl.tk (download the RPMs)
 
Old 02-28-2004, 01:05 AM   #3
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Just use gaim, which supports just about any IM server/client.

gaim.sourceforge.net
 
Old 02-28-2004, 01:08 AM   #4
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Just FYI I tried installing gaim from RPMs but it has too many dependencies like some spelling library etc... i tried installing all of the dependencies but it was just worthless wasting my time over it.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 01:14 AM   #5
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here is one.
or here.
or here.

one of em is bound to be what you want.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 01:14 AM   #6
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lol don't confuse me, so which is the easiest to install?
 
Old 02-28-2004, 01:16 AM   #7
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AMSN I guess
 
Old 02-28-2004, 01:29 AM   #8
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Alrighty! I'll attempt to install it as soon as my cd rom lets my cd go... lol for some reason it's not ejecting it.


EDIT: It's not finding the first site but I'm now downloading the libs

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Old 02-28-2004, 01:37 AM   #9
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Ok I got the libs, unziped them to a folder, now what do i do?

I'm sorry I have no clue how to operate linux machine but I won't be too much pain as I'm a very confident Windows machine admin.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 01:47 AM   #10
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if its source code then :
look at the README and INSTALL files to see if special configre steps are needed
then
./configure --prefix=wheretoinstall
make
make install
 
Old 02-28-2004, 02:12 AM   #11
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isn't make command to compile it to kernel?

Read the readme files and I have to say it's rather hard to install just a messenger program. ANy easier way to do this? Common guys, don't scare me off on my first day

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Old 02-28-2004, 02:15 AM   #12
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make is used to compile any source file(s).
 
Old 02-28-2004, 02:17 AM   #13
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Read the readme files and I have to say it's rather hard to install just a messenger program. ANy easier way to do this? Common guys, don't scare me off on my first day
 
Old 02-28-2004, 02:21 AM   #14
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Hey dude, thats Linux for you. There isnt anyway you will be able to just point and click and install stuff.

BTW did your cd-rom let go of your CD?
 
Old 02-28-2004, 02:24 AM   #15
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lol yeah it did let it go finally. I think a folder was open showing CD content, closed it and it let it go, wierd for me but maybe it's the way linux works and i'll get used to it.

As far as the messenger goes, can someone convert that readme file to plain english? I mean if I can atleast get messenger installed i can work on linux all night and not get cut off from world. Of course I could use my other PC but it's not exactly near me.

And to be honest, I know what you're thinking about me right now, a n00b. I do the same when people post on my forums with questions of the above level.... I won't mind anything.
 
  


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