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Old 10-21-2003, 10:30 PM   #1
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gaim 0.71 with MSN 9 Support

First of all fetch three packages:nss, nspr(fetch the latest packages) from rpmseek and the gaim package(download gaim version >= 0.69 since the versions before this one do not support MSN 9 protocol. Since i am writing this HOWTO for rpm compatible distros..if u r not using a distro that can install from rpm's u r probably not in the right place. once u have got all these packages...become root by typing "su" and ur install the packages in this order( you should probably try to solve all dependencies..however u shud not have many if you have an updated machine):

1)nspr:use the command : rpm -Uvh nspr-*.rpm (where * stands for the rest of the name of the package..most probably the version no.). if you do get some dependency issues try solving them....but i dont think ne of them shoulf really create a problem unless u dont have a compatible C compiler or some issue of that magnitude.In that case use:
rpm -Uvh --nodeps nspr*.rpm

2)once u have installed nspr then u have to install nss.go about doing it in the exact same pattern as above.

3)now comes the installation of gaim. here the first thing u try is rpm -Uvh gaim*.rpm. If this works then voila..u r good to go.log out of root and type gaim on the console to start gaim.

However if this fails to work then check the dependency issues u r having...if they do not inclue libpspell, gtk+ or mozilla-nss..then just go ahead and do rpm -Uvh --nodeps gaim*.rpm. However if u do get either of these three...then follow the given steps:

->if u don not have libpspell go to rpmseek again and download libpspell and install it and then reinstall gaim using the above instruction.

->if u have a dependency issue with gtk+ then i am sorry to say but u will have to go throught the painfull process of upgrading the gtk+ version u have.Instructions and downloads are available here.

->if u get an issue with mozilla-nss then u did not follow step no 1 and 2 above correctly...redo these steps and u shud not have a problem getting gaim MSN 9 support.

Now all u have to do is logout of root and type gaim and you are ready to go with MSN 9 support for gaim.


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