Yahoo! Messenger for Unix
Send instant messages to your Windows and Unix friends!
Linux: Yahoo! Messenger runs on the Intel chipset and has been tested on RedHat 6.2, 7.2 and 8 and 9; Debian Woody
FreeBSD: Yahoo! Messenger has been tested on FreeBSD 4.5.
These packages require X Windows, GTK 1.2 or greater, openssl 0.9.6 or greater and gdk-pixbuf 0.8.0 or greater
Upgrading your Client
If you are upgrading your client from a previous version of Yahoo! Messenger, please remove the older version first before installing this version.
In addition, due to changes in the base libraries, please rename the preferences file in the directory $HOME/.ymessenger from .ymessenger/preferences to .ymessenger/preferences.old.
The new client will automatically configure your setup. You will not lose any offline or archived messages in this process.
Note: You can use the md5sum utility to verify the correctness of the downloaded file. The checksums are provided with each file.