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ok, i just installed the free cd version of mandriva on my friends comp. i need to know how to get pidgin or someother similar cliet on his comp. Please ...
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    aim?


    ok, i just installed the free cd version of mandriva on my friends comp.
    i need to know how to get pidgin or someother similar cliet on his comp.
    Please help me out.

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    I haven't used Mandriva but I would assume pidgin is installed by default. If you can't find it, and have an internet connection, you can install it with urpmi:
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    #urpmi pidgin

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    doesnt work

    when i type that in the konsole and press enter
    nothing happens

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    Are you running the command as root? Do you have an internet connection? What happens if you just run:
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    $pidgin
    ?

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    still not wrking

    ok
    i do have an internet connection, i did it as root user and now it says rpm database locked. what do i do

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    Try running these commands and then trying it again:
    Code:
    rm -f "/var/lib/urpmi/.LOCK"
    rm -f "/var/lib/urpmi/.RPMLOCK"

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    Smile

    Why don't you use Gaim? It's a similar program I use for MSN and Yahoo, but also have many other client interfaces.
    If you need a CD/DVD catalogizer, give a try to my program:
    http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show...content=100682
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    you can open up a terminal to download gaim which is one and the same as pidgin type sudo apt-get install gaim and you'll be set after the installation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoked View Post
    you can open up a terminal to download gaim which is one and the same as pidgin type sudo apt-get install gaim and you'll be set after the installation.
    That won't work in Mandriva because apt is for Debian based distros. It should work using urpmi, but only if you've got some working repositories. Repositories come and go, so it's worth looking closely at what you already have... If anything.

    If your rpm database is locked, that suggests you've already got it open from the front end, but it could be caused by something else. There's probably a good reason for it.

    This might be more than you feel you need to know, but apt can be installed on Mandriva. There are no real benefits in doing this unless you are very focused on Ubuntu or something similar.
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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    Smile Easy urpmi

    You can find the required repositories with Easy Urpmi website: Easy Urpmi
    Everything is explained in details. However there are a little tricky workaround with the urpmi, since it deletes the downloaded packages after the installation. In one of my posts you can find solution for that.
    Other alternative is to search for the package on RPM Bone Search: RPM Search
    You should download all the dependencies for the gaim too.
    If you need a CD/DVD catalogizer, give a try to my program:
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