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it seems like anytime i try to install a program i run into dependacy problems and missing libraries. The program i would really like to install is gaim 1.5 but ...
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    always dependacy problems


    it seems like anytime i try to install a program i run into dependacy problems and missing libraries. The program i would really like to install is gaim 1.5 but it says i am missing some libraries. I am running suse 9.2 what is the best way to get these libraries.

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    Gaim is available on the SuSE discs if I'm not mistaken. If you install it from there using the "Add/Remove Software" tool in YaST, it will install the dependent libraries for you.

    You could also install apt4rpm and future installs will be much simpler.
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    yea i did install it from the cd but its version like .8.2 and file transfers dont work so i want to upgrade it to 1.5 cause i guess the file transfer thing is supposed to work but i could be wrong?

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    Gaim file transfer still doesn't work on AIM/ICQ :/

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    for real that sucks but thanks for the heads up now ill stop trying to install it

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    Gaim is supposed to work, but firewall->firewall transfers are a little lazy.

    You can try the official AIM Linux client and see if that works. It's downloadable from the AIM homepage.

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    But it's non-free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a thing
    Gaim file transfer still doesn't work on AIM/ICQ :/
    I *thought* I had it work one time with someone else using gaim....
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    But it's non-free.
    I just downloaded aim for linux from aim.com for free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwl157
    But it's non-free.
    I just downloaded aim for linux from aim.com for free.
    What was meant there is not that it's free as in "no cost", but not free as in "open-source". The official AIM client for Linux is lacking a great many features since AOL hasn't updated it in a very long time. I wouldn't recommend it personally.
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