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Old 03-28-2005, 10:28 PM   #1
satimis
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Instant Message


Hi folks,

FedoraCore2
Mozilla Firefox 1.0.l

I have 'Licq' running on the FC2 box

KStart > Internet > Licq

This is my first time using IM on Yahoo email. Whether I need to install following package in addition;

http://linux.tucows.com/preview/77261.html
OR
http://messenger.yahoo.com/messenger/download/unix.html
OR
http://www.desktoplinux.com/director...ant_messaging/

$ rpm -qa | grep instantmessage
$ rpm -qa | grep yahoomessage

could not find it. What shall I type instead of "instantmessage", etc.

Kindly advise. TIA

B.R.
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Old 03-28-2005, 10:33 PM   #2
ror
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I don't know Licq myself, but if you want yahoo! instant messaging on linux I'd recommend gaim, it supports multiple protocols and is well tested and stable, it certainly works, is quickly updated when yahoo! break it (by changing servers, whcih they do often), and has a windows port so if you do ever use windows you can use the same software in windows and linux which I personally find important.
 
Old 03-28-2005, 10:58 PM   #3
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Hi ror,

Tks for your advice.

Quote:
I don't know Licq myself, but if you want yahoo!.......
I think "Licq" came with default installation.

$ yum search gaim
Code:
..........
Looking in available packages for a providing package
Available package: gaim.i386 1:1.1.4-1.FC2 from updates-released matches with
 gaim
1 results returned
Looking in installed packages for a providing package
No packages found
Is this the right package?

TIA

B.R.
satimis
 
Old 03-29-2005, 01:06 AM   #4
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i believe it is. i confirm that gaim works quite well.
 
Old 03-29-2005, 07:45 PM   #5
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Originally posted by pevelius
i believe it is. i confirm that gaim works quite well.
Noted with thanks

B.R.
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