Install AMSN from tarball source


aMSN is a free Windows Live Messenger clone. aMSN attempts to emulate the look and feel of Windows Live Messenger, and supports many of its features.

aMSN has features not present in Windows Live Messenger. Users can set alarms, are able to see others who have removed them from their contact list, and are able to open many profiles at once. It is also very customizable, with extensions and themes available at the main site.



aMSN is available for any system that supports Tcl/Tk 8.4 or higher. This includes Microsoft Windows, Macintosh and any UNIX variant including Linux.

if you are under debian or ubuntu you need sone packges, downlaod them with

#aptitude install tcl8.4-dev tk8.4-dev libjpeg62-dev libpng-dev  gcc   

download the source from


extact the files with

tar  -xjvf amsn-0.97.2.tar.bz2 
cd amsn-0.97.2.tar.bz2
make install

if you are under Fedora/centos or Fedora based distro

before make and make install

#yum   install   tcl tk   tcltls imlib tcl-devel tk-devel imlib-devel libjpeg
#cd   amsn..
#make install


Now start your amsn with


or add the icon manually to applications>insternet

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