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Re: I doan wahnt no stinkin' HE-LIX ann I doan wahnt no stinkin' TOE-TEM!!

On Sun, 17 Sep 2006, Ric Moore wrote:

On Sun, 2006-09-17 at 11:32 +0100, Paul wrote:

On Sun, 2006-09-17 at 04:32 -0400, Ric Moore wrote:
How do I purge those little demon spawn from my machine and rid myself
of all reference to them in mozilla, firefox and Everything? I want them
gone, real simple... no ambiguity there, just removed completely and all
dependencies to either resolved to mplayer. It's late, like 3:30 AM and
firefox is back to not doing windows media and rm files. Even file
mangler can't remove them with dependency issues.

Without the ability to run (or at least like xmms be able to use plugin
modules), both Helix and Totem aren't of much use IMO. Much better off
going to freshrpms and grabbing Xine with the moz-plugin IMO.

There's a plan! Now how do I rid firefox and mozilla, etc. of the
offenders, totem and helix? rpm -e everything remotely related?

Why not? It looks like totem, rhythmbox, and helix are all you need to nuke.

I bet there is some obscure file ready to erupt and infect afresh
install, tell me there isn't. <grins>

I just did rm -rf /usr/lib/totem and /usr/lib/helix and every file I
could 'locate' that looked like it might be one of these two, and
firefox still wants to use them and not drop out to ask what it wants to
be done with the file.

Then there probably is some obscure file someplace that you missed (and possibly some obscure file someplace that you deleted that shouldn't have been). RPM will remove the right ones and leave the wrong ones.

Also, Firefox probably has recorded a preference someplace and doesn't think it needs to ask. Check your ~/.mozilla directory

Nuking random files in a system with a package manager is usually considered harmful.

That's different. I thought default behavior was to ASK! <grumbles> I
just want my machine back, is all. For ME to tell it what to do... not
for someone in Pahrump Nevada to dictate. Or the unmentionable Raleigh
NC gang, who's name cannot be pronounced one this list, so we say "Nee!"
I shall henceforth refer to their product as "Shrubbery". See if I

Sorry, you lost me...

Damn, Ric

		Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu

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