ima stupid newbie redhat user help me!

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    ima stupid newbie redhat user help me!

    ok im trying to put aim on it. i go to the page that has the download and download the file strait into my root directy. im logged in as root

    the instructions to install are

    Installation Instructions for RPM
    1. Download AIM onto your system.
    2. Log in as root.
    3. On the command line, type the rpm command as shown in the example: rpm -i aim-1.5.286-1.i386.rpm where 1.5.286-1 represents the AIM version and release numbers.
    4. To install a higher version of AIM, use the rpm upgrade option, for example: rpm -U aim-1.5.286-1.i386.rpm
    5. To run AIM, log in as a regular user, and type "/usr/bin/aim" on the command line.


    so i type "rpm -i aim-1.5.286-1.i386.rpm" but it says error no such file or directory..
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    Just one more wrong move. -KEN-'s Avatar
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    Try the updated version. 1.5 is wayyyy old.


    ...or you could type emerge -u gaim

    Oh, wait, redhat doesn't use the amazingness that is portage

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    You suck.

    "On the command line, type the rpm command as shown in the example: rpm -i aim-1.5.286-1.i386.rpm where 1.5.286-1 represents the AIM version and release numbers."

    Find out what the current version is.

    Actually, just use GAIM.

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    kind of ahead of you, after i posted the ?? post i remebered there was gaim so i googled it. and yes i put my correct file in same versoin and $$$$
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    Originally posted by Klinerr1
    kind of ahead of you, after i posted the ?? post i remebered there was gaim so i googled it. and yes i put my correct file in same versoin and $$$$
    Whatever, use GAIM then. Sorry, I'm really not sure how RPM works, I'm just too used to portage.

    Install Gentoo, problem solved .

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    Install Gentoo, problem solved.
    Dont use the immitator use the innovator(BSD)! That and you certainly dont want to be locked in GPL hell for the rest of your days...

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    Originally posted by ZerOrDie
    Dont use the immitator use the innovator(BSD)! That and you certainly dont want to be locked in GPL hell for the rest of your days...
    GPL Hell....LOL...

    wow.

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    install slackware, use pkgtool, problem solved
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    arg, already on it was mozilla and it worked fine. but now for some reason when i open it, it starts to open then it closes itself... any idea whats goingon?
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    Redownload the file. Rename it to something easy like tada! aim. then do the rpm file thing (don;t use it so don't know the exts) and then install.
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    type at the console: man rpm

    -i is used for installing

    also, use the tab button for autocomplete
    ex: you're typing: rpm -i aim- [TAB]
    that would fill in the rest of the filename if it exists in your current directory (and [TAB] means hit the tab key)

    your problem was you typed the name wrong.

    btw: redhat's not going in development any longer, now it'll be redhat enterprise which costs money. look into fedora, but redhat 9 is pretty new so its ok for now.

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