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Old 01-20-2011, 09:39 AM   #1
jlavik
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How to fix broken applications


I have a number of problems with Exaile. In my old windows days, I would try to fix a broken application by uninstalling and reinstalling it. Is that the best way to fix a Linux application that stops working?

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 on a HP Pavillion laptop. Exaile worked fine for a while, but then stopped downloading the Shoutcast station listings.
 
Old 01-20-2011, 10:47 AM   #2
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Depends on the situation. If anything, backup your user data, remove the configuration for it, and run it clean and see what happens. With linux, try to reinstall it as a last resort, unless you really want to.
 
Old 01-20-2011, 10:51 AM   #3
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Run exaile on the command line and see what the error messages tell you.
jdk
 
Old 01-20-2011, 10:59 AM   #4
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Or you can make it easier and do what jdk said LOL
 
  


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