Does Tcl/Tk come installed with Ubuntu 8.04? (to allow aMsn upgrading)

Asked by joseMaestro on 2008-08-05

Good day to everyone reading this post,

I would like to know How can I upgrade a program that comes with Ubuntu, I'm talking about aMsn. as you may know, it's written with
tcl/tk. so, firstly I should know If an independent installation of tcl/tk is required? (I suppose it's not required, since aMsn can be added from add/remove programs, and it works correctly).

However, Is there a way to Check if the Tcl/Tk platform is working properly?

Furthermore, I would like to know what are the steps to upgrade aMsn in ubuntu.

Thank very much.

Best Regards,

Jose

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Johannes Pilkahn (j-pilkahn) said : #1

Well, for general software updates run 'sudo apt-get update && sudo apt0get upgrade'.

But as for you current situation, I'm almost certain you have the latest version of aMSN which is available via the repositories.

Although I wouldn't recommend this, if you must have a newer version, check at http://www.getdeb.net

Johannes Pilkahn (j-pilkahn) said : #2

Well, for general software updates run 'sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade'.

But as for you current situation, I'm almost certain you have the latest version of aMSN which is available via the repositories.

Although I wouldn't recommend this, if you must have a newer version, check at http://www.getdeb.net

joseMaestro (etherealhost) said : #3

That link it's pretty good. thank you Johannes.

I wouldn't be asking this If I weren't a newbie. But could you be so kind of telling me the -general- steps to install a .deb file (which is the extension for the aMsn installer) ?

Additionally, How would your posted command apply to this
file: amsn_0.97.1-0~getdeb1_i386.deb exactly?

Could you type exactly how would you upgrade aMsn from the terminal using such command?

Keep up the fantastic work,
Your Friend,
Jose

Johannes Pilkahn (j-pilkahn) said : #4

First of all, the current version in the Ubuntu repositories is 0.97
--> you can check at: http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=amsn&searchon=names&suite=hardy&section=all

So the immediate question is: Do you need 0.97.1?

If you indeed do, or for general knowledge:

You'd have to uninstall your current amsn via 'sudo apt-get autoremove amsn'.

To install a .deb via the commandline, run 'sudo dpkg -i amsn_0.97.1-0~getdeb1_i386.deb'.

There's also the Gdebi package installer. Run 'sudo apt-get install gdebi' once. Now you can install .deb files with a simple double-click, like an .exe in Windows.

joseMaestro (etherealhost) said : #5

Cool,

Thank you very much,

To address your question, I must tell you that I don't actually NEED the latest version. But I have a problem, you see, I started to mess up with my contacts (copying them/deleting them/moving them) from MSN Live Messenger inside Windows. Then, when I logged in using aMsn, several warnings appeared indicating that some contacts were in a group but not somewhere else (where they were supposed to be too; like a Contacts DB or somethin').
Afterwards, I signed out, and later I tried to login again, but aMsn keeps trying to login Forever.
Do you know How can I Fix this? or, could you point me the direction of a solution to this issue?

I would really really appreciate Your kind help,
Good Luck!
Jose

Best Johannes Pilkahn (j-pilkahn) said : #6

Jose -

As far as your messed up contacts are concerned I can only be of little help - that totally depends on the situation within your WindowsLive account, I can't guess that.

The only pointer I can give is to try an alternative messenger such as 'pidgin' (gnome/gtk app) or 'kopete' (kde app, will run under gnome). Either is capable of running the MSN protocol. Kopete looks a bit nicer, but if you're under gnome I'd say pidgin suffices.

Whether those perform better than amsn I can't promise.

If you're question is answered, please maek it as solved. Thank you.

joseMaestro (etherealhost) said : #7

Thanks Johannes Pilkahn, that solved my question.

joseMaestro (etherealhost) said : #8

Thank you Johannes