I can't find aMSN in the Scientific Linux 6 repositories.. How can I install it?
Well if there's no packaged binary for your distro you can try building the package from source. Get the gzipped tarball and extract it somewhere you do your build-related stuff, and follow the standard procedure:
$ cd ~/build $ tar xzf amsn-0.98.4-src.tar.gz $ cd amsn-0.98.4
Here you make sure to read all important files, such as
HELP before continuing. Then you compile and install:
$ ./configure $ make # make install
SL 6.1 64bit you will need this before the install:
# yum install gcc-c++ tcl-devel tk-devel libpng-devel libjpeg-devel gstreamer-devel farsight2-devel -y
I just googled for "amsn el6 rpm" and got tons of hits. So you can download an already built rpm and install it.
el6 is short for RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 - which is the "orignal" OS for the binary compatible clones (CentOS 6, Scientific Linux 6).