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Old 11-28-2008, 11:51 PM   #1
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Worst experiance of my life: Is there a Banshee package/Slackbuild?

I can honestly say that this has been the most frustrating thing I have had to do all year, I've been trying to get banshee to install on slackware.
I've had to install taglib-sharp, boo (programming language), mono-addins, it had a dependency calld ipod-sharp, which used a svn-only podsleuth, which required libsgutils which I had to get by rmp2tgz'ing a Fedora package, which, even after installing, couldn't get to install. I eventually copied the files for podsleuth from a .deb package I found from an ubuntu repository. After all this, it asks me to install mono-zeroconf. I remember Alien had a slackbuild for vlc that contained all the dependancies in the package, has anyone done something like this for banshee? I really don't like getting into all these hackish solutions for my problems.
All I wanted was a simple music app that would work with my iPod.
Old 11-29-2008, 12:54 AM   #2
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Will this help?
Old 11-29-2008, 05:15 AM   #3
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Even better:

Banshee and all dependencies, also courtesy of .
Old 11-29-2008, 08:15 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Romanus81 View Post
All I wanted was a simple music app that would work with my iPod.
Not a long time ago, in this forum people mentioned several other apps that could also work with iPod, i believe one of those apps was amarok. Search for mentions of "Banshee" in Slackware forum, you'll find threads that mentions alternative software.
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It's probably not helping that banshee is a mono application. The amount of libraries that are starting to be required for applications is getting completely out of hand. This is going to be one of the significant advantages vendors like Apple will have over Linux systems. The LSB standard was meant to address this sort of stuff but it never went far enough. We could really do with a consolidation of libraries to make everyone's life easier.

Maybe KDE4 will help in this regard in future when it settles down.
Old 11-29-2008, 10:19 AM   #6
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Rhythmbox, yamipod, and I think there is on one other that works as well.
Old 11-29-2008, 12:35 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by GazL View Post
It's probably not helping that banshee is a mono application. The amount of libraries that are starting to be required for applications is getting completely out of hand.
I noticed that too. One of the dependancies was based on mono but made specifically for Banshee. The page on the mono website even told users to report all feedback/errors/help requests to the Banshee website. It seems ludicrous to me, as if they are just creating dependencies to create dependencies, why not just bundle the mono parts in the source code itself?
Old 12-01-2008, 08:40 PM   #8
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Just a comment or two: I spent a week trying to install banshee.

One big problem with banshee is that it is a gnome application - not KDE.

After a week of installing dependency after dependency, I had such a mess that I just threw in the towel, saved my home directory and re-installed slackware.

What a mess trying to put banshee into a KDE based distro.



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