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Installing Gaim (and Other Apps) On Linux


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#1 TBL2004

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Posted 21 August 2004 - 06:10 PM

I've been trying to install this onto Xebian with no joy.

I've read tutorials on APT-GET amongst other things, but I just can't get it to install. Keeps moaning about dependencies and stuff. I just want to install the freaking program. No wonder I use Windows sad.gif

Can anyone help? I have a *.deb file for the installation, but it want libraries etc etc etc

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Posted 21 August 2004 - 06:22 PM

i just typed in apt-get install gaim

waited for it to d/l... then just launch gaim wen it d/l'ed

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Posted 23 August 2004 - 01:17 PM

But, how does it know where to get gaim from? I can't see how that would work, but I'll try it tonight.

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Posted 23 August 2004 - 01:46 PM

you get it from one of the debian package servers. apt is a system used by debian which connects to mentioned servers (list saved in a file in /etc) and downloads the package you need and all it's dependencys. then it install everything and you just have to type the name

Edited by Scan-C, 23 August 2004 - 01:47 PM.





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