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    Installing Gaim without knowing root password.

    Hi!! i want to install Gaim, but i dun know the rootpassword, can anybody help me.

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    Linux Guru lakerdonald's Avatar
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    Jun 2004
    St. Petersburg, FL
    i assume you're trying to do it via rpm? don't think you can... although you can install it from source to a prefix that is accesible to your user.

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    Installing Gaim without knowing root password.

    hi !!
    I try to install autopackage from , pls lemme know if installing is possible or not .
    thanx for ur time.

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    Who does know the root password?

    Perhaps you should ask them?

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    Linux Guru Cabhan's Avatar
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    Jan 2005
    Seattle, WA, USA
    Assuming that this is not a desktop, you'd be best off asking the system admin.

    However, you should be able to do this anyway, from the source. Grab the tarball (My instructions will be based on the .bz2 package) from the Gaim website, and go to whatever directory you DL'd to in the terminal. Type:

    tar xvfj gaim-1.2.1.tar.bz2
    Then type

    cd gaim-1.2.1
    You'll now want to compile with a prefix accessible a user. First, we want a directory. Create it. Now type the following command:

    ./configure --with-prefix=[ENTER YOUR DIRECTORY HERE]
    To run the program, you'll need to go the directory you created, and run the "gaim" file.

    However, again, I recommend asking whoever has the root password to install an RPM. It's cleaner and it makes YaST happy.

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