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Old 07-06-2005, 08:25 PM   #1
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how to uninstall Mplayer?

Hi ,

I use SUSE 9.3 with KDE.

I have installed mplayer using {./configure } then{ make} and then {make install} and it worked.

Then i wanted to add the GUI mplayer!

I followed the instructions on the mplayer site and added the sources given for fonts and skins to the right places.So WITHOUT unistalling mplayer I tried {./configure --enable -gui}.This gave an error because I did not have GTK devel.. SO...I installed the rpm devel from yast.

Now i want to install again mplayer and try it again with {./configure --enable -gui}...but I WANT TO UNINSTALL it first so that i dont cause any problems. (Can i actualy install it again without unistalling?)

thank you in advance
Old 07-06-2005, 08:43 PM   #2
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have you tried make uninstall?
Old 07-06-2005, 09:17 PM   #3
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yes ... {make unistall} does not exist in the Mplayer source file

Old 07-06-2005, 09:35 PM   #4
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"make clean" will delete what "make" configuration the source directory already has. You might want to delete your "user" configuration too ( probably /etc/mplayer.conf).
There is no problem about installing from source without having totally removed the old one, if make uninstall wasn't made, it is hard to totally wipe it anyways. You next "make install" will overwrite the old version anyways.

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Old 07-07-2005, 08:49 AM   #5
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thx! it works ! (I installed 'apt-get' for suse (which is a debian GNU) by the way .. Typing apt-get install mplayer , does everything automatically!)

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