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Old 03-25-2004, 05:35 PM   #1
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uninstall xmms! totally!


ok xmms has been giving me a ton of problems, ive spent a while on it and even compiled from source. So how can i uninstall it totally so i can reinstall fresh.... thanks =]
 
Old 03-25-2004, 05:51 PM   #2
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find the xmms directory, probably under /usr somewhere, and delete it. OR...if you still have the directory where you compiled from source, try running make uninstall.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 07:24 AM   #3
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first find all the xmms files by a:
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whereis xmms
then remove all file with:
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rm /usr/bin/xmms
where /usr/bin/xmms is your directory and file names of xmms. there will probably be 3 or 4 you gotta remove.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 07:29 AM   #4
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ok i uninstalled it, but now when i went to reinstall it, i get error one or what not, not sure if any of you know what that means, thanks
 
Old 03-26-2004, 08:28 AM   #5
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im not sure i know what you mean.
could you please post a little more info?
 
Old 03-26-2004, 08:59 AM   #6
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Shouldn't xmms -e versionofxmms have deleted it without any probs?
 
Old 03-26-2004, 01:03 PM   #7
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Shouldn't xmms -e versionofxmms have deleted it without any probs?
xmms -e enqueues songs for playing. If you mean rpm -e xmms then still no because he said he compiled it from source. If it wasn't installed from rpm then it can't be removed by rpm.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 09:07 PM   #8
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Yes I did mean rpm -e xmms and oops, I did not read the original post carefully enough
 
Old 05-08-2004, 05:52 PM   #9
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I have a question about xmms. I recently installed the wrong version of xmms, the Redhat version, not the Fedora version. So I downloaded the correct version and tried to install it, yet it says it is already installed. so I used the advice on this thread, yet I get this error:

[root@localhost /]# whereis xmms
xmms: /usr/lib/xmms /usr/share/xmms /usr/share/man/man1/xmms.1.gz
[root@localhost /]# rm /usr/lib/xmms
rm: remove directory `/usr/lib/xmms'? y
rm: cannot remove directory `/usr/lib/xmms': Is a directory
[root@localhost /]#

now why in the world cannot I remove a directory under root?

and I tried installing the xmms-mp3 file, that worked, but all xmms does is play the mp3 and the numbers count really fast, and no sound comes out of xmms. So I think it might have the wrong version.

Does anybody else know of another way to remove xmms? or can solve my problem?
 
Old 05-08-2004, 10:14 PM   #10
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To delete a directory, aimple rm would not work. You need to say
rm <path_directory> -r

The -r option means recursively. That is to delete all files in the directory.
 
  


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