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Old 06-23-2003, 05:54 PM   #1
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Question Console chat client


Hi all,

at this moment i am using regular irc client to chat with my friends. Now at my workplace they disabled installation of .exe's so it is not possible to install any app on the my workplace machine.

Since I have putty on floppy I can use this to connect true SSH to my box at home, now I was thinking...

If I can set-up a console chat client I can still chat with my friends, ( my boss is not complaining when using putty, so I can turn the chat client of when he comes by)

I did here of an chat application called bilbob or something .. I did try to install lmme-0.6.4 but that will not install on my box, I am using RH 8.0 , did some lookup work and it seems that lmme cannot be installed on RH 8.0 for on or the other bizar reason.

I am using

* RH 8.0
* kernel 2.4.18-14 ( going for the upgrade one of the days )

Any help will be appreciated
 
Old 06-23-2003, 06:09 PM   #2
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Have you tried BitchX? Its pretty popular and comes w/ many distros.

Also, there are a bunch on Freshmeat, so you can check that out too.

http://freshmeat.net/projects/bitchx/?topic_id=24


Or you could listen to your company policy.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 06:13 PM   #3
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Thx

going to check it now, but is the X not standing for Xwindows or something???


Still any other help or console clients are welcome
 
Old 06-23-2003, 06:30 PM   #4
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Did install BitchX and getting this when running it

root@rabbit waste]# tar xzfv BitchX-1.0c19-Linux-glibc2+Tcl1.5.tar.gz
[root@rabbit bin]# /usr/local/bin/BitchX
/usr/local/bin/BitchX: error while loading shared libraries: libtcl8.3.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
[root@rabbit bin]# /usr/local/bin/scr-bx
/usr/local/bin/scr-bx: error while loading shared libraries: libtcl8.3.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
[root@rabbit bin]# /usr/local/bin/wserv
/usr/local/bin/wserv: error while loading shared libraries: libtcl8.3.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory


Anyone that can help with this??
 
Old 06-23-2003, 06:35 PM   #5
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install tcl 8.3.Its probobly on your installation discs, or you can get it from google/linux of course.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 06:59 PM   #6
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Did install the tcl 8.3 rpm like told but still got the same error

On the page of tcl 8.3 they are telling that it provide libtcl8.3.so. Now it seems that BitchX is looking for a file libtcl8.3.so.1 , shut it be created by myself or omething then
 
Old 06-23-2003, 07:39 PM   #7
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Try running "ldconfig" as root.
 
Old 06-27-2003, 03:59 PM   #8
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Giving up

Thanks for the help anyway
 
Old 06-27-2003, 04:05 PM   #9
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thjer'es also xchat which has a console based interface as well, also ircii and others simply installing tcl should be a doddle really. don't give up so easily...
 
Old 06-27-2003, 07:22 PM   #10
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It should really be easy from now on, become root with "su -" and run "ldconfig -v". This command will take care of the library 'registering' on the system.
 
Old 07-02-2003, 07:00 AM   #11
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Question running ldconfig -v

I cannot just run ldconfig -v, I must go to sbin before running ldconfig -v . So running /sbin/ldconfig -v is working, getting something like this



lib:
libiw.so.25 -> libiw.so.25
libnss_ldap.so.2 -> libnss_ldap-2.2.90.so
liblvm-10.so.1 -> liblvm-10.so.1.0
libpam_misc.so.0 -> libpam_misc.so.0.75
libpam.so.0 -> libpam.so.0.75
libproc.so.2.0.7 -> libproc.so.2.0.7
libpamc.so.0 -> libpamc.so.0.75
libcrypto.so.2 -> libcrypto.so.0.9.6b
libpcre.so.0 -> libpcre.so.0.0.1
....

Now when I run I still get the same error

BitchX: error while loading shared libraries: libtcl8.3.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Do I maybe need to insert so more options with the command? Nothing seem to be changing...

When running locate libtcl8.3.so.1 it seems missing...

As you can see I am not giving up but I'm just getting an overflow at my job....

Any help is appreciated
 
Old 07-03-2003, 02:55 PM   #12
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Gruger,

I went to the site :

http://www.bitchx.org/download.php

and I think I found a solution. Try downloading the package "BitchX-1.0c19-Linux-glibc2.tar.gz" and try again.

You mentioned you wanted to use IRC via a Putty session.

The BitchX version you downloaded makes use of a tcl library which is really not needed for your purpose.

Download the "BitchX-1.0c19-Linux-glibc2.tar.gz" package instead.

Extract it with : "tar xzvf BitchX-1.0c19-Linux-glibc2.tar.gz" and use : "./BitchX" to start it.

Good luck!
 
Old 07-03-2003, 04:15 PM   #13
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going to try it out now... lets hope it works, will let you know...

and thx allready
 
Old 07-03-2003, 04:33 PM   #14
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Re: Console chat client

You could probably solve your initial problem too.
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Originally posted by gruger
Hi all,

at this moment i am using regular irc client to chat with my friends. Now at my workplace they disabled installation of .exe's so it is not possible to install any app on the my workplace machine.
Try finding an exe program you can open like "notepad.exe" or "winword.exe" Then rename the exe program you have to that name - ie instead of "irc.exe" rename it "notepad.exe" and run it.
(it depends on your version of windows but there is a good chance it will work)
 
Old 07-03-2003, 05:40 PM   #15
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LOL

Also thought about that one but no and then getting busted & out of work

I just use my Putty and go chat on my box. + I'm really want to make things work on it.


Anyway thx for the help
 
  


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