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Old 07-09-2003, 01:55 AM   #1
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Getting AMSN to work

despite my intense efforts to get gaim to work i have failed. I'm behind a firewall and that might just be the problem.

I really need to get MSN to work so I downloaded AMSN. After tar -xvzf ...
I went to the 'msn' directory and did:

[root@raghav msn]# ./amsn
bash: ./amsn: /usr/bin/wish: bad interpreter: No such file or directory

not sure what to do.I'm sure i don't have wish on my machine.
I'm using Redhat 9.0

Please help!!
Old 07-09-2003, 02:05 AM   #2
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try installing wish then.
Old 07-09-2003, 02:06 AM   #3
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Well after the tar -xzvf step, you need to actually compile the program in most cases.. usually a:

make install
then do a amsn from a prompt if its in your path, which in most cases will probably be installed to /usr/local which by default usually is.

But I would suggest reading the INSTALL and README files in the directory you untarred the package in, which should explain the whole process of installation.

Also I may add, what kind of problems were you having with GAIM, if your behind a firewall, probably not GAIM giving troubles, probably just your firewall blocking you.
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I think your right about GAIm
Coming back to AMSN, I know the routine for compiling a program (the one you have mentioned), however there is no configure file. Also the site where i dowloaded suggested to do ./amsn. I guess I'll try and download 'wish' first.
Old 07-09-2003, 08:29 AM   #5
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Install Tcl/TK - it will be on your CDs
Old 07-09-2003, 08:34 AM   #6
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If Gaim won't work, or you just don't like it try Everybuddy. Both of those programs are far better than aMSN. Trust me.



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