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Old 08-15-2006, 08:41 AM   #1
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Kopete: Another daunting question.

OK, I'm using Fedora Core 4, running KDE 3.4.0-6 and I'm trying to connect to MSN on the Kopete chat program.

My Fedora Core 4 came with it installed but since the MSN doesn't work (I can't connect to MSN on the kopete), I've decided to download the latest version of Kopete, hoping it'll work.

I've downloaded the kopete 0.12.2 from to my computer.

From the terminal, I enter the kopete folder.

Then I typed:


The problem is this configure part. The results came out as:


[root@bigserver kopete-0.12.2]# ./configure
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking target system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking for -p flag to install... yes
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking for kde-config... /usr/bin/kde-config
checking where to install... /usr (as returned by kde-config)
checking for style of include used by make... GNU
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of executables...
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ISO C89... none needed
checking dependency style of gcc... gcc3
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
checking for g++... g++
checking whether we are using the GNU C++ compiler... yes
checking whether g++ accepts -g... yes
checking dependency style of g++... gcc3
checking whether gcc is blacklisted... yes
configure: error:

This particular compiler version is blacklisted because it
is known to miscompile KDE. Please use a newer version, or
if that is not yet available, choose an older version.

Please do not report a bug or bother us reporting this
configure error. We know about it, and we introduced
it by intention to avoid untraceable bugs or crashes in KDE.


I don't understand what this problem is.

I've searched through the forum and seen a lot of installing problem with kopete from others, but not too sure if anyone have this same problem as me.

Anyone have any ideas on how to install this version of kopete?

I can use gaim but I want to get this kopete thing working.

Many thanks in advance,

Old 08-15-2006, 04:31 PM   #2
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I (and many others) have used Kopete for MSN with older versions than that which ships with FC4; I think that the problem lies elsewhere.

Perhaps your problem is firewall related? Your firewall may be letting through some protocols and not others (like MSN).

Other people are having similar problems. Have you checked your firewall settings?
Old 08-15-2006, 06:26 PM   #3
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The problems are not firewall related as far as i know.

Fedora Core 4 uses gcc 4.0.0 which is known to wrongly compile KDE and that is the reason why it is blacklisted. You might try using google to see if somebody has posted a patch that will work around this behavior if you're not willing or able to upgrade the compiler, but it might crash or do other weird things. In my opinion, the safest thing to do is to upgrade to Fedora Core 5.
Old 08-15-2006, 11:26 PM   #4
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Oh nice, yeah Fedora Core 5, I've been waiting to download it all this time.

Just a few precautious question I had in mind about Fedora Core 5:

1) Will the kopete messenger program work if upgrade to Fedora Core 5?

2) Will I lose all my data in my user account (excluding the system cached preferences for how my desktop environment will look) like school work or artwork?

Many thanks,

Old 08-16-2006, 01:35 AM   #5
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Kopete is working very well in FC5


You will not loose your personal work if you upgrade.Only the packages will be upgraded ..
Old 08-16-2006, 03:41 AM   #6
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Backup your data anyway! i can't stress this enough, if something goes horribly wrong, you MAY lose things, is it worth the risk?

the only time i ever had a successful FC upgrade was from stock FC4, where i hadn't added any other packages.
Old 08-16-2006, 06:13 AM   #7
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Alright, I'm getting the Fedora Core 5 now.

I'm glad to hear that kopete is working very well under Fedora Core 5. I'm assuming that I will be able to connect to MSN on kopete, under Fedora Core 5, without the message . . .

"Your password is wrong, please enter the correct password for this account."

. . . ?
Old 08-16-2006, 07:13 AM   #8
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yes, MSN should work just fine in FC5
Old 08-17-2006, 11:53 PM   #9
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Wow, thank you all for helping. My kopete is working now ^_^!

Thank you.

Just another quick question though, does Fedora Core 5 comes with a nvidia graphic driver already installed?

I tried to install the one from livna called "kmod-nvidia" driver and it says my version on Fedora Core 5 is more newer, so they don't install it. . .

. . . any ideas?


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