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Old 02-20-2005, 02:01 PM   #1
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Question Trying to install aMSN's .rpm - doesn't seem to do anything?


Hi,

Trying to get MSN on here, so I downloaded the RPM installer for aMSN browsed over to my home dir and ran it via the GUI file explorer.

The little installing status bar comes up it does about 50% of it then it disappears seamingly without installing (the application doesn't appear on the desktop or in the main menu)!?

On my quest to learn the linux shell commands, is there a command to install the rpm via the shell - atleast then with verbose I could see what it was doing :P?

Thanks in advance,
James.
 
Old 02-20-2005, 02:11 PM   #2
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You can try installing with:
rpm -ivh /path/to/file.rpm
 
Old 02-20-2005, 02:27 PM   #3
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Hi,

Ok, I tried running that command - it ran... but it gave the following errors:

[root@localhost /]# rpm -ivh /home/james/amsn_0.94-1.1.fc3.rf_i386.rpm
warning: /home/james/amsn_0.94-1.1.fc3.rf_i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 6b8d79e6
error: Failed dependencies:
/usr/bin/wish is needed by amsn-0.94-1.1.fc2.dag
libtcl8.4.so is needed by amsn-0.94-1.1.fc2.dag
libtk8.4.so is needed by amsn-0.94-1.1.fc2.dag
tk >= 8.3 is needed by amsn-0.94-1.1.fc2.dag
[root@localhost /]#

I'd appreciate your input ?

Thanks in advance,
James.
 
Old 02-20-2005, 04:07 PM   #4
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Hi,

No idea's... anyone :'(?

Thanks,
James (ultra-newb).
 
Old 02-20-2005, 04:14 PM   #5
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You will need to install those dependancies first.
 
Old 02-20-2005, 04:23 PM   #6
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Hi,

Silly as it may sound, how do I do that... I installed RedHat yesterday so I'm an ultranewb ?

Thanks,
James.
 
Old 02-20-2005, 04:25 PM   #7
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The easiest way to find them is to search on rpmfind:
http://fr2.rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2htm...redhat-9&arch=

Then just install them the same way.
 
Old 02-21-2005, 03:08 AM   #8
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i use the asmn-0.94-linux-installer.bin self extracting file, zip rip dippty da and installed where i want i hate rpms they are soo ahh redhat windows want to be.
 
  


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