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In theory, you don't need much... 
maybe some other stuff...

Before launching amsn2 you have to fetch the submodules (papyon). Instructions can be found on the aMSN forum:,5994.0.html

If you launch ./ and it gives an error, that error probably tells you which dependency you need...
You can type ./ --help for more info... and the front ends can be selected with -f :
./ -f efl
./ -f gtk
./ -f qt4
for gtk, you need python-gtk... and for efl, you need the EFL, the python-efl and python-etk

If you want to install the EFL, it's easy go to and download the script :
Then do ./ -i
It will download the source, automake, configure, make and make install everything into /opt/e17 (so it doesn't 'contaminate' your system).
Once done, go to ./e17_src/BINDINGS/python and type 
PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/opt/e17/lib/pkgconfig ./ /usr
(this will build and install the python extensions into /usr/python2.X/...)
Then the efl front end should become available...
If it's not, fire up a python shell and try to import the ecore module; diagnose from there the problem.
You'll need to run the script in amsn2/themes/default.

If you have the following error with the qt4 front-end:
	Traceback (most recent call last):
	File "./", line 76, in <module>
	amsn = aMSNCore(options)
	File "/home/price/amsn2/amsn2/core/", line 46, in __init__
	self._loop = self._ui.ui.aMSNMainLoop(self)
	AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'aMSNMainLoop'
try moving into the amsn2/ui/front_ends/qt4 directory and calling

If the backspace is not working as expected with the ncurses front-end it is probably because your TERM is not set to the correct value. Try to launch amsn2 with some other setting for TERM, like:
TERM=konsole ./ -f curses
If it works with some other value it means that your terminal emulator is not set correctly.