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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 5:48 pm    Post subject: xmms not in portage Reply with quote

Hello all,

in the past I've been able to install xmms just be typing

Code:

emerge xmms


but now that doesn't work.

So I did a search:

Code:

root@bbtv ~ # emerge -s xmms
Searching...
[ Results for search key : xmms ]
[ Applications found : 0 ]


I thought tat was pretty strange. I resynced with
Code:
emerge --sync


and tried again with the same results.

Then I went to the packages data base:
http://packages.gentoo.org/

and it wasn't there either :cry:

I tried on one of my other systems with the same results.

Whatever happened to xmms? Am I in the twilight zone?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think xmms is unmaintained, why don't you use audacious (xmms based) or xfmedia. It's GTK2.
According to the Gentoo Newsletter, xmms will be removed from portage:
http://www.gentoo.org/news/en/gwn/20061030-newsletter.xml
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that is quite a huge thing. As long as I've been using linux (8+ years), xmms has been the media player of choice. I'm surprised that the old version is not just left there for posterity. i guess that if I want the old ne, then have to get it from somewhere else. Is there a policy to pressure users to use this other player, audacious?

Thanks for making me aware of that.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was removed. There was much bloodshed.... :(

That said, it was unmaintained. I miss it, but you can still get the ebuild from cvs and put it in a local overlay if you really need it. Unfortunately, the dependancies meant it is on its way out sooner or later anyhow.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I guess there should be a memorial service , then. J/K
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah :( Sad thing.... They just want people to move to bloat called Amarok or Banshee sad to say :( Xmms was a great media player... After it was gone I just moved over to MPD.. Works great. Audacious is ok, but not the same as Xmms..
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

drwook wrote:
It was removed. There was much bloodshed.... :(

That said, it was unmaintained. I miss it, but you can still get the ebuild from cvs and put it in a local overlay if you really need it. Unfortunately, the dependancies meant it is on its way out sooner or later anyhow.

I liked it too, however, it behaved badly on my system.
Oh well, Audacious looks and feels like Xmms.

My 2cents
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Audacious is fine, it just seems sluggish compared to xmms. But then so does aterm....
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sluggish? Check that this is ticked: Preferences - Audio - detect file formats on demand.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Give 'xfmedia' a try. (If it compiles) One of the best (not so bloated, but can play videos on demand) media player.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Installing Gentoo to Duplicate Threads.

See https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-509819-highlight-xmms.html
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