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Old 10-19-2003, 10:39 AM   #1
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still trying to install this f*ckin tcl/tk /amsn / emess


hello people,

i would like some help about installing programs. i am new so i might just be being a dummy. Essentially, i am just trying to get msn to work in linux. So i downloaded amsn, and went to install it, then it said i need tsl/tk. So i went and downloaded that, so i am trying to install it and after i run ./configure it goes through fine. then it says to make, then make install to complete.

i get this error when i run make:

creating Makefile
creating dltest/Makefile
creating tclConfig.sh
[jason2@localhost unix]$ make
make: *** No rule to make target `/home/jason2/Apps/Tared', needed by `Makefile'. Stop.


if someone can let me know how to fix this, it's getting a little frustrating cause i wanna be able to use linux all the time, instead having this dual boot just to use messanger.

Thanks

/Jason

Last edited by rshaw; 10-19-2003 at 03:49 PM.
 
Old 10-19-2003, 12:00 PM   #2
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Hi,Jason. I just installed gaim 0.71 and it works great. You can find it @ http://gaim.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 10-19-2003, 01:15 PM   #3
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thanks for the suggestion

have tried to install this also, it goes through configure fine, then when i type make the system crashes. So i am thinking that i should probably reinstall redhat again. Some just doesn't seem right.
 
Old 10-19-2003, 01:51 PM   #4
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Hi...!

Have u already tried installing gaim / amsn .rpm file ?? If you are having problems compiling from source, why dont you try precompiled .rpm file for gaim / amsn?

I have Red Hat 9 and both work well for me...

One suggestion I can give to you, which will really work is that - when you install linux, your first preference should be to install 'everything' ...so that there is no problem of failed dependencies when you install additional packages later on...

In case the hard disk space is not suffiicient to acommodate full installation, you should try and install the common libraries...(select custom installation and then choose individual packages to install)

Regards,

amit
 
Old 10-19-2003, 02:50 PM   #5
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> thanks for the rpm suggestion. lol, however, i cannot even open these when i download them. Is there a specific program i need. it says cannot open package.

i dunno what the hell i am doin, but i cannot get anything to work, this is after a fresh reinstall also with everything selected.

/Jason

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Old 10-19-2003, 03:01 PM   #6
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To install:
./configure (as a user)
make (as a user)
make install (as root - type in su and hit enter, then enter the root password and hit enter, then type make install)

for RPMs:
as root (using su) type in:
rpm -ivh packagename.rpm to install
rpm -Uvh packagename.rpm to upgrade a package
rpm -e packagename.rpm to uninstall
 
Old 10-19-2003, 03:08 PM   #7
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On a side note, please watch your language in your titles and in your posts, this is a public forum viewable by all. Thanks.
 
Old 10-19-2003, 03:14 PM   #8
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this error when i attempt to install rpm

i get this after i run the command to install rpm files:

error: Failed dependencies:
gtk+2.0 >= 2.0.0 is needed by gaim-0.71-1mdk9.1
libnss3 is needed by gaim-0.71-1mdk9.1
libaspell.so.15 is needed by gaim-0.71-1mdk9.1
libgtkspell.so.0 is needed by gaim-0.71-1mdk9.1
libpspell.so.15 is needed by gaim-0.71-1mdk9.1
perl-base >= 2:5.8.0 is needed by gaim-0.71-1mdk9.1


i am assuming i need these, anyone know where i can get them.


/Jason
 
Old 10-19-2003, 03:19 PM   #9
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sorry bout the language, just frustrated cause nothin is working

/Jason
 
Old 10-19-2003, 03:35 PM   #10
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Quote:
error: Failed dependencies:
gtk+2.0 >= 2.0.0 is needed by gaim-0.71-1mdk9.1
libnss3 is needed by gaim-0.71-1mdk9.1
libaspell.so.15 is needed by gaim-0.71-1mdk9.1
libgtkspell.so.0 is needed by gaim-0.71-1mdk9.1
libpspell.so.15 is needed by gaim-0.71-1mdk9.1
perl-base >= 2:5.8.0 is needed by gaim-0.71-1mdk9.1
Well...just noticed those error messages......at the end it says mdk9.1

Which Linux distro are u using ....Mandrake or RedHat ?

If you are running RedHat then perhaps you have downloaded the wrong .rpm package....meant for Mandrake Linux....

You need to download the rpm package meant for Red Hat....check the download site properly before u download and install a package....

the package name should be

gaim-0.71-rh9.i386.rpm ( or something similar to this)

Regards,

amit
 
Old 10-19-2003, 03:49 PM   #11
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redhat 9.1

thanks for that suggestion, makes perfect sense is mdk9.1 means mandrake. haha. i''ll give that a go then probably post again when i can't get it to work. lol thanks a mill
 
Old 10-19-2003, 04:09 PM   #12
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more problems surprise

ok, i have the right rpm file now i am sure, but iam getting this error now:

libgtkspell.so.0 is needed by gaim-0.71-1rh9

anyone know where i can get this file
 
Old 10-19-2003, 04:18 PM   #13
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try rpmfind.net - they have a great search and they have never let me down yet.
 
Old 10-19-2003, 04:44 PM   #14
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suggestions on why i cannot do anything

hey, i went to that site and tryed to install the update, which was an rpm file itself. but it won't work. can u make any indication why i cannot install anything at all. Thanks for all the help so far, but it's looking like i might have to go back to windows just so i can get my work done unfortunetly. Christ i hate Microsoft!


/Jason

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Old 10-19-2003, 05:00 PM   #15
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Tell us exactly what you did to install that file. Showing commands.
 
  


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