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Program installation failed - how to remove/uninstall ?

Post#1 by steve123 » 30 Jul 2012, 16:12

Hello,

First I searched in the forum for "uninstall" or "remove" but I didn't find. So here is my question.

Yesterday I installed audacity. Unfortunately I don't remember where I found the program, in Debian or other?
Anyhow installation started and in the middle of the installation process I got messages like "something not found" and didn't see "abort the installation" and continued.

Now I have audacity "installed" - its in the application menu, but when I launch it nothing happens.
So I would like to know how to remove audacity.
I tried to "inactivate" audacity - if I understood well you have first to inactivate and then remove. The problem is I don't find audacity for the inactivate. How can I remove audacity in a clean way ?
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Post#2 by beny » 30 Jul 2012, 16:54

activate or inactivate are made for the xzm packages,you can try this open a console,type pkgtool, and you have the package tool of slackware choose remove software and try to find audacity from the software installed if you have it, type * on the line and then ok. this is a tool that can damage your system,but if you can, try only xzm packages or txz packages the debs or rpm only for one libs not the whole software,imho

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and you have the slackware repository, i don't think you have any lack of software if you search it

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Re: Program installation failed - how to remove/uninstall ?

Post#3 by Ahau » 30 Jul 2012, 17:10

I'm assuming you installed this through the porteus package manager, and converted the .deb file into an .xzm module. If that is the case, then you can deactivate the file by navigating to your /porteus/modules folder (.e.g /mnt/sdb1/porteus/modules) in your file manager (Thunar in your case), right click on the audacity .xzm module and select 'open with deactivate'. From the command line, you could do the same with 'deactivate /mnt/sdb1/porteus/modules/audacity*.xzm. Then, you can delete the module and it won't be activated on startup.

I'll test audacity later tonight to see if I can recreate your installation issue -- it sounds like a dependency or two wasn't found.
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Re: Program installation failed - how to remove/uninstall ?

Post#4 by wread » 30 Jul 2012, 17:40

If you want to know which dependencies are missing, open a console and type "ldd `which audacity`" and the one(s) that say "NOT FOUND" are missing. Try to get them installed and you will have your application running :Yahoo!:

That is what you wanted, isn't it?

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Post#5 by Ahau » 31 Jul 2012, 12:54

This appears to be related to PPM -- the first problem was with some of the modules in the Porteus Repo which are pulled in as dependencies when you activate audacity. The troubled modules are libmspack and wxwidgets. For some reason (I've not sorted it out yet), these modules are present on the server but were not downloaded properly (instead of being modules, they are actually html files with a 404 error, meaning the file wasn't found on the server to download).

I downloaded those modules manually from here:
http://www.ponce.cc/porteus/i486/module ... 86-1sl.xzm
http://www.ponce.cc/porteus/i486/module ... 86-1sl.xzm

After that, when I try to activate audacity, it complains of more unresolved dependencies:
libavcodec.so.53 is required by audacity-2.0.1-i386-1
libavformat.so.53 is required by audacity-2.0.1-i386-1
libavutil.so.51 is required by audacity-2.0.1-i386-1
libportSMF.so.0 is required by audacity-2.0.1-i386-1
libsbsms.so.10 is required by audacity-2.0.1-i386-1

It searches for them, then asks to download one more module, but there is nothing in the list field where the name of the module or the sizes ought to be. When I click "OK" to download there, I see: "There may have been a problem with the download. There doesn't appear to be the 1 packages present. Let's see how things go."

Brokenman, any ideas/advice on this one?
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Post#6 by beny » 31 Jul 2012, 16:20

this is the software list in slackyd for install audacity, well this is the x86_64 list but i don't think in 32 bit change more,
audacity-2.0.0-x86_64-1sl.txz
celt-0.11.1-x86_64-3sl.txz
dirac-1.0.2-x86_64-4sl.txz
ffmpeg-0.8.11-x86_64-2sl.txz
frei0r-20110924-x86_64-1sl.txz
glibmm-2.27.99.2-x86_64-1sl.txz
jack-audio-connection-kit-0.120.1-x86_64-1sl.txz
libdc1394-2.2.0-x86_64-1sl.txz
libffado-2.0.1-x86_64-1sl.txz
libgsm-1.0.13-x86_64-2sl.txz
libiec61883-1.2.0-x86_64-4sl.txz
libmspack-0.3alpha-x86_64-1sl.txz
libsigc++-2.2.9-x86_64-1sl.txz
libxavs-20110806-x86_64-1sl.txz
libxml++-2.34.1-x86_64-1sl.txz
openjpeg-20110806-x86_64-1sl.txz
orc-0.4.16-x86_64-1sl.txz
rtmpdump-2.3-x86_64-2sl.txz
schroedinger-1.0.11-x86_64-1sl.txz
soundtouch-1.5.0-x86_64-1sl.txz
speex-1.2rc1-x86_64-5sl.txz
twolame-0.3.13-x86_64-1sl.txz
vo-aacenc-0.1.2-x86_64-1sl.txz
vo-amrwbenc-0.1.2-x86_64-1sl.txz
wxWidgets-2.8.12-x86_64-1sl.txz

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Re: Program installation failed - how to remove/uninstall ?

Post#7 by steve123 » 31 Jul 2012, 17:11

Hello,

Thank you all together.
wread wrote:f you want to know which dependencies are missing, open a console and type "ldd `which audacity`" and the one(s) that say "NOT FOUND" are missing. Try to get them installed and you will have your application running
That is what you wanted, isn't it?
Right. :)
Ahau wrote:I'm assuming you installed this through the porteus package manager, and converted the .deb file into an .xzm module.
That's it.
beny wrote:but if you can, try only xzm packages or txz packages the debs or rpm only for one libs not the whole software,imho
beny, do you advise me to avoid Debian and rpms in general in the case of installing software? I'd better use only slackware and porteus repository? Or are all the propositions in the porteus package manager "eaqual partners" of bringing software ?

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Post#8 by fanthom » 31 Jul 2012, 20:44

are all the propositions in the porteus package manager "eaqual partners" of bringing software
nope.
1) 64bit porteus repo takes priority over everything as i'm maintaining it and making sure that all deps are resolved.
(sometimes i also include porteus specific fixes)

2) slackware + salix takes second place and are equal.
3) Fidoslax + slackbuilds gives you apps natively compiled on porteus so are also ok.
4) slacky is a bit less compatible with original slackware (some apps are never which may cause some troubles) but generally is ok.
5) Debian should be used only in emergency cases when all other repos does not have the software you need.

Hope that helps.
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Post#9 by steve123 » 31 Jul 2012, 21:22

Hope that helps.
Yes it does. Thank you.

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Re: Program installation failed - how to remove/uninstall ?

Post#10 by steve123 » 08 Aug 2012, 15:35

Hello,

I have some others questions about (un)install and (de)activate.

I downloadet and installed filezilla-3.5.3 and the program is missing libwx_gtk2u_aui-2.8.so.0 library. I tried lot's of libraries, even deb and rpm's, no one works.
So I deactivated filezilla, I can use gFTP. (filezilla would have been nice because I use it on my PC and I could import all my sites, but it's not a problem).

After having deactivated filezilla, I see this program always in the Application Menu.
What must I do to delete filezilla in this menu ?

Other question. I want to produce one ore two install DVDs with all porteus and Slackware programs. The reason is that in 2 days I will be in another place with a very slow internet connection and I'd like to continue trying/playing with porteus.

For that I just downloaded the porteus xzm files in the repository http://ponce.cc/porteus/x86_64/modules/. (2,1 gigabytes).

If I want do do the same for slackware, I go to http://mirror.nl.leaseweb.net/slackware ... slackware/ for example. There are directories from a to y.

What kind of files must I download to make a DVD with installable programs ? There are txt, txz, asc and "bin files". txt is text file explaining what the program is for, ok. txz seems to be the program. asc, I found it out, is "ActionScript Communication File". Do I need asc too ?

And what about the "bin files"? (bin file = file without extension, and when I click on it in a browser, a window tells me "BIN file". Do I need them if I want do install slackware stuff from my slackware DVD ?

PS.:

Finally, after close reflection, I decided to download all kind of files:

wget -N -r -l inf -np -k http://slackware.osuosl.org/slackware-current/

I got 5,1 Gb slackware for local use I put on a local storage media. Together with the porteus I downloaded I have enough to "play" offline.

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