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Old 10-16-2003, 01:43 PM   #1
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Weird error installing amsn

Been browsing through this forum but couldn't find an answer for my problem.

I'm trying to install the latest version of amsn on my Madrake 9.0 box. I unpacked the tarball, cd to the msn folder and tried ./amsn and wish amsn but they both give the same error:

[root@Linuxbak msn]# ./amsn
Application initialization failed: no display name and no $DISPLAY environment variable
Error in startup script: invalid command name "option"
while executing
"option add *NoteBook.Label.$opt $val 30"
("foreach" body line 2)
invoked from within
"foreach {opt val} {
highlightThickness 0
borderWidth 0
relief raised
padX 3
padY ..."
(in namespace eval "::notebook" script line 7)
invoked from within
"namespace eval notebook {

if { $initialize_amsn == 1 } {
# Start by configuring the "compiled-in" default for the label to
# look like the comp..."
(file "./notebook.tcl" line 3)
invoked from within
"source [file join $program_dir notebook.tcl] "
(procedure "reload_files" line 7)
invoked from within
(file "./amsn" line 177)
[root@Linuxbak msn]#

If somebody has an idea (cause shouting at it doesn't seem to work that well... ) that'll be great...
Old 10-16-2003, 01:52 PM   #2
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Did you unpacked it as it says in the webpage?? I mean tar xvzf amsn-0_xx.tar.gz
Old 10-16-2003, 01:57 PM   #3
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Yup done :

$ tar xvzf amsn-0_xx.tar.gz

$ cd msn

$ ./amsn
$ wish amsn

If command wish is not found, you need to install tcl/tk packages (tcl & tk).

(tcl/tk is installed)
Old 10-16-2003, 02:39 PM   #4
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I have a solution: Use kmess or gaim


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