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Old 03-24-2004, 12:07 PM   #1
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Question "help me install amsn"


am a beginner of linux.I have problem installing amsn on linux.It says that it needs a tls package.I downloaded the package but i'm unable to install it manually.amsn offered it to do it by itself but it does not.So plz help if u can.
I downloaded the package and unzipped it.I got three files :
tls.tcl , pkgindex.tcl , libtls1.4.so .Don't know what to do now.plz help me.
 
Old 03-24-2004, 12:23 PM   #2
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if you need msn that much, why don't you go and download Gaim? imo it's easier to install and gives much more, if you'll ever need...
 
Old 03-24-2004, 12:30 PM   #3
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amsn is a msn client, offers much more features then Gaim, which is a multi-client.

What distro are you using, what file did you download for aMSN RPM/TARBALL?
 
Old 03-24-2004, 12:33 PM   #4
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What Linux distro do you have?
 
Old 03-24-2004, 09:28 PM   #5
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Well if you've got the Tarball, then all u need to do is get it extracted, switch to the directory and then

./amsn

If that doesn't work try

wish amsn


For this you'll need to have Tcl/Tk interpreter installed.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 04:46 AM   #6
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amsn is a msn client, offers much more features then Gaim, which is a multi-client.
thanks, I know. I tried using amsn once (when I still thought msn was not that bad thing, which I don't think anymore for some reason) but it never worked as I wanted...

I just meant that if one needs a working msn client, there are options like Gaim. and besides, the time I used gaim to do msn-stuff, I didn't have a feeling I lacked some important features - altough when I got bored, I switched completely ICQ..which I have now given up too.

if one needs an app to get and send texts to other people, why not use irc...much much much better. though I don't need that either anymore, but imo it just beats every other "instant messaging" method...

well, hopefully you'll get it run anyway, if you really want.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 06:20 AM   #7
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b0uncer:
IRC is a chat relay program, not an instant messenger.
A lot of people arnt on there permanently, so that wouldnt be a sucessfull means of communication.

Chosing an instant messenger usually depends on how many friends you have.
If all your friends use MSN Messenger (which mine do) then thats the protocol you're also going to have to use if you want to Instant Message them.
Theres no way you can get all your friends to switch, unless you only have 2!?

Afterall, most IMs are always-on in the system tray. for easy communication and the odd sending of files.

Personally i use aMSN for my primary msn, Gaim for 3 other of my MSN accounts, and my AIM account.

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Im assuming this guy has got amsn working now, as he hasn't replied in a few days.

Last edited by Lord C; 03-25-2004 at 06:22 AM.
 
Old 05-09-2006, 01:58 AM   #8
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I'm having prbs with aMsn now:

I tell me to download tls, and click on Linux-x86, but it give a Socket exception and never downloads.

Thus I manually downloded it
and untar it to the amsn directory, still it says tls is not installed??

I even tried untaring it to another directory and specificing that directory in Preferences, still it wont detect the tls installation ??
 
Old 05-09-2006, 06:48 AM   #9
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Did you actually install the package, or just untar it? What kind of package was it? Also, are you sure there's no pre-built aMSN package for your distro? If you're using Slackware, have a look here.
 
Old 05-09-2006, 08:46 AM   #10
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it was a source package (tar.gz) just containing 3 files, nothing like "configure or make".

Now I downloaded the slackware package, and installed that, now aman is working
 
  


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