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untz
Hello,

I am trying to use GAIM for instant messaging... My friend told me that the newest version supports the MSN & Yahoo! protocols...

I need instructions on how I can completely uninstall GAIM from Red Hat 9.0 and then download and re-install the newest version.

I know that there are going to be dependencies with GAIM, so I need to know the best way to do this.

Any suggestions, hints, etc. will be most appreciated.

-Unnsse

P.S. This may sound stupid but in Windoze 2000 Professional from the command prompt, one uses "echo" to check out the system
environmental variable's value. For example:

c: echo %CLASSPATH% <enter>

yields:

c:javaj2sdk-1.4.2_02libtools.jar;c:javaj2sdk-1.4.2_02jrelibrt.jar

in Linux, how do I do the same thing to see the values of my paths and other system environmental variables, it seems that echo
just echo's everything right back to me, for example on Linux, I tried:

>echo %JAVA_HOME% <enter>

the feedback was:

%JAVA_HOME%

Thanks for all of your help! I love this forum!

-Unnsse
Corey
I help a friend with this 2 days ago, and rather then dealing with redhat's dependancy problem, I went ahead and got him to install apt4rpm.

If you're not familier with apt, it's a system that was originally created for the Debian distribution and later ported to use rpm's by Connectiva. In a nutshell, you give it a program you want, it'll check it's package list, find it, check what dependancies it requires, checks to see if you have any of them installed or not, and then presents to you what will need to be install and/or updated to proceed. Wanna know what the best part is? If you say "yes" to it, it'll go ahead and download all the dependancies for you! How's that for a packaging system?

First off, download apt4rpm:

Apt-0.5.5cnc5-fr2 and Apt-devel-0.5.5cnc5-fr2

Now, instal them with (as root):

[quote]
rpm -Uvh apt-0.5.5cnc5-fr2.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh apt-devel-0.5.5cnc5-fr2.i386.rpm
[/quote]

Now, open up your sources.list file (as root):

[quote]
nano -w /etc/apt/sources.list
[/quote]

Add these two lines at the top:

[quote]
rpm ftp://apt-rpm.tuxfamily.org/apt redhat/9/en/i386 os updates extra
rpm-src ftp://apt-rpm.tuxfamily.org/apt redhat/9/en/i386 os updates extra
[/quote]

Save the file and exit with Ctrl-X , Yes to save changes, Yes to overwrite the file.

Now, we need to update our package list:

[quote]
apt-get update
[/quote]

To search for a package:

[quote]
apt-cache search gaim
[/quote]

to install a package:

[quote]
apt-get install gaim
[/quote]

There are many more options, just use "apt-get --help" to see a list.


[quote]
in Linux, how do I do the same thing to see the values of my paths and other system environmental variables, it seems that echo
just echo's everything right back to me, for example on Linux, I tried:
[/quote]

user@host#: echo $PATH
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