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Old 07-11-2006, 10:49 PM   #1
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Deleting Program from Ebuild


I'll just explain the whole story incase it will help. I'm using Gentoo if that is important.

I tried to install a plugin, Gfire, to GAIM but, it caused GAIM to no longer run. When I start it up it just freezes and I'm asked to "Force quit" it.

I would like to get rid of game and then "emerge gaim" once more. I was wondering if there was an easy way to get rid of it using some command or if I should just go delete every GAIM folder?
 
Old 07-12-2006, 06:57 AM   #2
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Try 'emerge --unmerge gaim' to remove it, then re-emerge it. Don't know if this will work if there are extra files in there but it's worth a try.
 
Old 07-12-2006, 11:58 AM   #3
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That worked as far as deleting it, and I also deleted the plugin but when I reinstalled GAIM the error persisted.
 
Old 07-12-2006, 12:24 PM   #4
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Did you --sync first? Try...
Code:
emerge --unmerge gaim
emerge --sync
emerge gaim
 
Old 07-12-2006, 08:12 PM   #5
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Tried that but the problem still persists.
 
Old 07-13-2006, 09:21 AM   #6
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321, I suggest you request this be moved to the Gentoo forum -- it would be much more appropriate there. Just use the "Report" button & ask.
 
Old 07-13-2006, 12:28 PM   #7
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OP asked to move the thread to the "Gentoo section"; since we don't have
one I've moved it to distributions instead.
 
Old 07-13-2006, 01:11 PM   #8
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Do this:

Code:
emerge -C gaim
emerge -av --depclean
Check the programs on that list to make sure you don't need any of them, and then select yes. That will get rid of gaim and all of it's dependencies.

After that, do this as a regular user:
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rm -rf $HOME/.gaim
Then, do this:
Code:
emerge -av gaim
That will reinstall gaim and you will have to set it up from scratch. Alternatively, you could just delete your .gaim folder from your home directory, and that will reset it and allow you to start fresh. You shouldn't have to reinstall it, but you can if it makes you feel better.
 
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Thank you, it worked but, I had to uninstall it, just deleting the directory didn't do it.
 
Old 07-18-2006, 11:38 PM   #10
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That is what "emerge -C gaim" does, is uninstall it.
 
  


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