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Old 08-06-2003, 11:41 PM   #1
digitalboi
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problems installing Gaim 0.66


Im installing the newest version on gaim on mandrake 9.1 when i d/l the tar.gz and untar it, then go into the dir and ./configure it goes fine except for the msg at the end

gaim 0.66

Allow Multiple Connections.... : yes
Build Protocol Plugins........ : yes
Protocols to link statically.. :

UI Library.................... : GTK 2.x

Build with Plugin support..... : yes
Build with Perl support....... : yes
Build with Audio support...... : no
Build with NAS support........ : no
Build with GtkSpell support... : no

Use XScreenSaver Extension.... : yes
Use X Session Management...... : yes

Print debugging messages...... : no

Gaim will be installed in /usr/local/bin.

configure complete, now type 'make'


As you can see its doesnt allow audio support. During the configuring process it gives these errors

checking for ao... no
*** Could not run ao test program, checking why...
*** The test program failed to compile or link. See the file config.log for the
*** exact error that occured. This usually means ao was incorrectly installed
*** or that you have moved ao since it was installed.
checking for audiofile-config... no
checking for Audio File Library - version >= 0.2.0... no
*** The audiofile-config script installed by the Audio File Library could
*** not be found. If the Audio File Library was installed in PREFIX, make
*** sure PREFIX/bin is in your path, or set the AUDIOFILE_CONFIG
*** environment variable to the full path to audiofile-config.

but i have both ao and audiofile packages installed, If any1 can help me cuz im a complete n00b, is there a way i can point the ./configure to the right spot?
 
Old 08-09-2003, 10:20 PM   #2
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I'm have troubles as well with Gaim just not the same ones.

This is what I found possibly pertaining to your problem.I hope it helps.

For sound support, you also need libao
(http://freshmeat.net/projects/libao/) and libaudiofile
(http://www.68k.org/~michael/audiofile/). For spellchecking support, you
need libgtkspell (http://gtkspell.sf.net/). Your distro of choice
probably already includes these, just be sure to install the development
packages.

 
Old 08-10-2003, 01:29 PM   #3
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I have installed all of those packages but the problem is that its not finding them. Oh well what i did is went into preferences, then to sound and change to COMMAND to "esdplay %s" and now i have sound w/ Gaim.
 
Old 08-10-2003, 07:33 PM   #4
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Nice Job,


My problem was uninstalling the old version that came with Mandrake 9.0,
Gaim Version: 0.59.1
And installing 0.66. On the site it said to make sure that I had GLIB 2.0 installed. For some reason I couldn't find that installed or at the time didn't know how to properly look for files with the find command.
I ended up going on a wild goose chase to the GTK website were I was told that If I installed the newest GTK that I had to install a bunch of dependencies.
Most of those would install all the way and I ended up basically killing the pc.

I had to uninstall and reinstall the whole OS......Totally frustrating. One of the things that I have noticed, particularly when installing software packages via RPM versus compiling from the source is that for some reason when installing from the rpm's your Paths created to needed dependencies are different if you were to install the same software package and do a default compile from the source. ./configure, make , make install. This is totally stupid and I keep running into the same problems.
Apache for example, was installed from the Distro CD via RPM. When I went to take a online tutorial on how to configure Apache, the directory/path conventions where way off. I couldn't follow the tutorials because of this. As soon as I unistalled apache and compiled from the source, with all defaults then I was able to follow the tutorials.

Stupid....but a learning experience in the long run. Linux /Unix has quite the the steepe learning curve. I still prefer this over windows anyday though. Eventually they will get this all down and Linux/Unix will once again be the dominating OS. The sooner the better.
 
Old 08-11-2003, 01:49 AM   #5
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Thanx 4 the help, linux has been and is going to be a nice learning experience, but everyday i have been using my linux partition and leaning away from M$ windows
 
Old 08-11-2003, 04:11 AM   #6
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Rock on.

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Old 08-15-2003, 11:57 AM   #7
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Hey Joshua,

I also have that same problem you had with GLIB, i tried to install gaim and ethereal and it asks for the GTK libraries, as well as its dependencies. I thought these were all included in the distribution, but seems not true.

Then I installed GLIB in my /usr/local directory using the ./configure --prefix=/opt/gtk as shown in the gtk webpage (i have no idea what for), then i did the same with atk, and then pango (same prefix for the configure utilized).

Then I had to look for fontconfig, then freetype (the one that actually does not work) and I am stuck.

My question is.....Is this the real or actual way of getting this to work?....or am i just running in circles?

please help!
 
  


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