amsn install

Asked by carlallott on 2007-08-14

i know how to install programes but i am new to linux and dont know really about repositories. i am trying to install amsn, can anyone give me the repositories for it.Not the link to where i can i get them, because i dont know how to write them out, just the actual repository title, so that i can enter it into my system to download.

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Best Riku Eskelinen (kingi89) said : #1

Thanks for your question. You should be able to install amsn by these simple steps:
1. Open Terminal
2. Type "sudo apt-get install amsn" (without quotation marks)
3. Press Enter
4. "Password:" prompt should show up. Type your password, and don't surprise when you don't see any stars or other feedback, just keep typing and press Enter
5. If asked, accept downloading by typing Y (as yes) or just pressing Enter.
6. Wait while amsn is downloaded, installed and configured.
7. You're ready to go.

If you prefer other package manager software (f. ex. Synaptic), install package "amsn" with it. If you need more help, just ask.

And, by the way, I'd use Pidgin/Gaim instead of aMSN. It should be already installed.

carlallott (carlallott) said : #2

thank you very much for your help, your instructions are really clear. Just two questions,
1, I dont really need to install anything right now, but in the future is i do, how do i work out the command that (sudo apt.........) that i type in the terminal? is it easy to work out or explain or should i just ask again next time i want to download something.
2, i dont have Pidgin on my computer, what is it and how would i download it?

Thank you very much for your help

Morten Mytting Wang (mortenmw) said : #3

1. The command is "apt-get argument package". Argument is what you would like to do (install, remove, etc.) and package is the name of the package you want to install. An easier solution is to use a graphical program to do this, Synaptics is the standard in Ubuntu.

2. Try using apt-get to install Pidig. "apt-get install pidgin". Remember that may have to use sudo.

carlallott (carlallott) said : #4

thanks for the help

carlallott (carlallott) said : #5

Thanks Riku Eskelinen, that solved my question.