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    Do this:
    Code:
    su
    [rootpass]
    mv /path/to/package.tar.bz2 /usr/local/src
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    /dev/null
    /dev/null2

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    alright I keep getting no such file, how do I check the file type? or get where it is, like /home/"myname"/"thefile.whatever it is"

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    metalsux, you don't haev to move the file at all to install it, just leve it where it is and unpack it, and then install it, the files will all go to the right places...
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    I got to here
    we now need to go into the new directory, so use the cd command:
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    cd <directory>

    But cant find the directory? Is it usr/lib/aim?

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    LondoJowo is right. Use GAIM. It has more functionality than the normal AIM anyway.

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    Im going to need to learn some way.
    Help please on this

    Code:
    linux&#58;/home/ben/usr/lib/aim # ./configure
    bash&#58; ./configure&#58; No such file or directory
    linux&#58;/home/ben/usr/lib/aim # ./configuree
    bash&#58; ./configuree&#58; No such file or directory
    linux&#58;/home/ben/usr/lib/aim #
    linux&#58;/home/ben/usr/lib/aim #
    It tells me to do that but I cant?

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    bumb*

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    Can you please just listen to the others who told you this and just use Gaim, much better then AIM on Linux.

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    OK metalsux,

    Even tough you seem hopelessly attached to AIM, and you aren't very resourceful, and you don't listen very well, I'm going to give you the (almost) exact things to type in:

    Now go to the directory that you have downloaded your source package. I suggest you put the source file in your homefolder. To find the exact name of a file, use 'ls'. This is what the ouput is when I type 'ls' in the bash:
    Code:
     <username>@linux&#58;~$ ls
    
    bin                                                      myenv
    counterstrikeconditionzerofrom7wolfnocdpatchrevenge.zip  myenv.c
    Desktop                                                  myenv.c~
    Documents                                                mytar.sh
    Downloads                                                mytar.sh~
    Gentoo                                                   public_html
    get?functions                                            start.c
    get?functions.c                                          windows
    Half-Life_Counter_Strike_Keygen.zip                      Windows
    To move your AIM file to your home directory, type:
    Code:
    <username>@linux&#58;~$ mv <filename.extension> <sourcedirectory> </home/<username>/>
    Anytime during this process, if your bash tells you a file doesn't exist or the command can't be found(or you just want to do this in root), type:
    Code:
    <username>@linux&#58;~$ su
    Password&#58; <type the root password here and hit 'Enter'>
    Now that the file is in your home directory, we have a reference to where your work folder is and who has permissions over it if a problem arises.

    To change to a different directory, use 'cd':
    Code:
    <username>@linux&#58;~$ cd <directory>
    Code:
    <username>@linux&#58;~$ ls
     bin
     Desktop
     Documents
     aim<I'll just use 'aim' as a reference to your file from now on>.<ext>
    This is just make sure the file is where you think it is. Now that it is there, we can unpack the file. When you unpack a file, you use different commands for different extensions.

    For 'aim.tar.gz', type:
    Code:
    <username>@linux&#58;~$ tar -zxvf aim.tar.gz
    For 'aim.tar.bz2' type:
    Code:
    <username>@linux&#58;~$ bunzip2 aim.tar.bz2
    For 'aim.zip' type:
    Code:
    <username>@linux&#58;~$ unzip aim.zip
    After you unpack the file, a new directory will show up in your home folder. Type 'ls' to get the name of the folder. Type 'cd /home/<username>/<newfolder>/' to work to the new folder. Use 'ls' to find out if there is a file that tells you how to install the package(such as "INSTALL" or "README"). If there isn't any such file, follow these commands:
    Code:
    <username>@linux&#58;~$ ./configure
    <username>@linux&#58;~$ make
    <username>@linux&#58;~$ su <type this only if your not already in root>
    Password&#58; <type the root password>
    linux&#58;/home/<username>/<aimfolder>/ # make install
    That should get the package to be installed. You'll have to find out how to run it in the documentation or online, but it should be installed.

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