Can't install gaim on FreeBSD 4.x
b_cassidy at bellsouth.net
Wed Nov 26 11:35:50 PST 2003
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I recommend you updating your source using cvsup, cd /usr/ports/net/gaim
&& make install clean. If it complains about an older version already
installed just install portupgrade /usr/ports/sysutils/portupgrade. when
portupgrade is installed run the following command as root
That will get the latest version of gaim (which is 0.73)
I am using FreeBSD 4.8-RELEASE-p13 and Gaim 0.73 works just fine. Don't
know anything about the msn protocol cause I don't use msn but with what
I use it for (aim + yahoo) it works just fine.
On 26 Nov 2003 08:17:56 -0600
Patrick Burnett <pb1170 at charter.net> wrote:
> This is more a question of curiosity rather than a solution since I'm
> an admitted newbie, so treat this as an inquiry to the masses. Would
> portupgrade help in this case to upgrade and/or install a newer
> version of the Gaim source/port for you to use?
> For example, I just ran cvsup on a clean new system (4.9R on a Dell
> laptop) to download the latest ports and source and the version of
> Gaim in my ports is now 0.73, the latest release.
> I know I'm scattershooting, but maybe I'm helping shed some light.
> In /usr/share/examples/cvsup there are sample supfiles that I just
> edit and use. The ports-supfile will download all current ports from
> the CVS tree to /usr/ports, and the standard-supfile will download all
> current source for your version (mine happens to be 4.9R) to /usr/src.
> try that and installing from the latest ports for your OS version and
> see what happens.
> pkg_add -vr cvsup-without-gui (to install the text only version of
> ** -v is not required...I just like the verbose output to see what is
> actually happening.**
> logout/log back in...as root
> go to /usr/share/examples/cvsup
> edit the appropriate supfile as you see fit...remembering to edit the
> CHANGE_THIS.FreeBSD.org line to reflect which CVSup mirror you want to
> hit....example cvsup5.FreeBSD.org.
> save changes and exit file(s)
> cvsup -g -L 2 ports-supfile
> cvsup -g -L 2 standard-supfile
> Just a few of my thoughts. Good luck.
> On Wed, 2003-11-26 at 03:04, David Gerard wrote:
> > On 11/26/03 01:52, Bryan Cassidy wrote:
> > >Why not just use the ports? Works fine on my end with FreeBSD
> > >4.8-RELEASE
> > >
> > >
> > 'Cos the port in 4.8-RELEASE is 0.59, and the new MSN protocol
> > is only in 0.71 or later.
> > Now messing with cvsup ...
> > - d.
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