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Old 08-24-2003, 04:05 AM   #16
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Thanks the fix worked for me as well,

on a side note: Cafrow, I thought that I had to upgrade to the new Gaim to get MSN support aswell. However, the old one has support for MSN, Yahoo!, etc. You just need to go the plugs section of the program and 'load' the modules for MSN and Yahoo! they are there already. Hope that helps. - Another Newbie.
Old 08-24-2003, 08:38 PM   #17
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Here is how I installed GAIM 0.67 on my RH 9.0:

I downloaded the latest rpm package of GAIM @

then I went to freshrpms for the "missing dep(s)" and downloaded

note: i downloaded all these files into my ~ directory (which is /home/username)

now that I have all files I will start installing all these rpms:

rpm -Uvh gtkspell-devel-2.0.4-fr3.i386.rpm
should complete with no errors (100% complete)

rpm -Uvh gtkspell-2.0.4-fr3.i386.rpm
should complete with no errors (100% complete)

we've installed all missing dep(s) - now we're going for the GAIM rpm

rpm -Uvh gaim-0.67-1.i386.rpm
should complete with no errors (100% complete)


you can check and see if it has installed the newest version by doing:
$ gaim --version
Gaim 0.67

is what it should say

hope this helps!

note: it's a matter of taste if you do rpm -ivh filename OR rpm -Uvh filename (ivh installs the package, Uvh upgrades as well as installs) - so either way works

Last edited by slackmagic; 08-24-2003 at 08:40 PM.
Old 08-25-2003, 07:35 PM   #18
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gaim 0.67 installation

hi ,
had some problems getting gaim 0.67 installed on redhat 9 and stumbled on this thread
i've gotten it to work finally !
the latest tarball available at works just fine
just follow the instructions in the INSTALL file.
note - if u wish to install gaim-0.67 in a directory other than /usr/local/
use configure --prefix=path.
Old 08-27-2003, 10:27 PM   #19
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Thanks to KoS !,

Installing GAIM 0.67 on RH9 was very easy.

gaim-0.67-1.i386.rpm and

I uninstalled existing RH 9 supplied gaim version 0.58. As It gave some dependency issues.

# rpm -e gaim
# rpm -ivh gtkspell-2.0.2-1.i386.rpm
# rpm -ivh gaim-0.67-1.i386.rpm

GAIM is up & running.
As KoS mentioned it dint work 2.0.4 and aspell
Old 09-01-2003, 10:03 PM   #20
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Many thanks to all those who trove these boards looking to answer a noobs question

Another happier noob til the next silly prob arrises..

Old 09-03-2003, 12:49 PM   #21
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Strange, where would anybody have found the 2.4 version, checking the website,, 2.0.2 is still the most recent version.
Old 09-03-2003, 02:31 PM   #22
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HI, guys~ i am new member here

i have a question, after i did installed GAIM 0.68, and i can open it
but after i open it, fwe second later (i guess it's about 6 or 7 second), gaim shut down by itself, did i do something wrong??? i am using RH9.0
Old 09-20-2003, 10:08 PM   #23
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Thumbs up

I have the same problem too. Thx everyone.
Old 09-20-2003, 10:51 PM   #24
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happened to me before with a yahoo account

wonder what happens if you let GAIM alone sit there for a while. Meaning without logging into any MSN/yahoo/ICQ/AIM account or whatsoever. If it doesn't shut down by itself, you can pretty much assume it's one of those accounts that cause that. If GAIM does shut down without being logged in actually, then I wouldn't know much besides trying to reinstall GAIM.

hope this helps
Old 10-06-2003, 04:49 PM   #25
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i did the above and i got this. cudnt find the librarys tho

[root@localhost root]# rpm -Uvh '/root/Desktop/gaim-0.70-1rh9.i386.rpm'
warning: /root/Desktop/gaim-0.70-1rh9.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 883c1c14
error: Failed dependencies: is needed by gaim-0.70-1rh9 is needed by gaim-0.70-1rh9
[root@localhost root]#
Old 10-06-2003, 07:09 PM   #26
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install apt from

apt-get update
apt-get install packageyouwant will work after that

rahul sundaram
Old 10-15-2003, 07:26 PM   #27
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Thanks KoS, your info helped me too!


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