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Old 11-29-2004, 10:28 AM   #1
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Sweden
Distribution: Mandrake 10.1
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Problems installing Gaim

I often use Msn and there for i want to install Gaim on my Mandrake 10.0 official.
I can use amsn but with that i can't use IRC.

I downloaded Gaim Source and unzipped it. When that was finished i used the console for


at the end of the check, did the porg say that i missed GTG+ so i downloaded it form but when i did use ./configure on GTK+ did it say that i was missing glib. Then i downloaded glib from (this getting irritating) but when i did ./configure did it do a check, but this time didn't i get a "problem" mess. so i steeped on to make install. Then i thought finally. BUT NOO...... when i did gtk check did the same problem come up after ./configure.

PLZ help me I'm lost
be nice to give me help with the install ( all glib gtk)
how i should install then, where to begin.
and give me the commands i shout use and when
Old 11-29-2004, 10:32 AM   #2
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Get your mandrake 10 CDs out again and look for RPM packages for glib and gtk that have "devel" or "dev" in their name, like "gtk-devel-2.x". You need to install those 'development' packages to be able to compile software that depends on them. After that, run Gaim's configure script again, it should work
Old 11-29-2004, 02:14 PM   #3
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In case you are interested there is a MSN clone out there.
I personally use GAIM, but my only accoutns are with AIM and ICQ

you can find the clone here:

I have heard that it is much better for MSN than GAIM.

(I had a similar problem installing GAIM in SuSe, before I switched to Mandrake... so I feel for ya..)
Old 12-01-2004, 06:19 PM   #4
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In the gaim webpage there are rpms for mandrake here you can find it


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