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Bug 156363 - no more xmms emerge
Summary: no more xmms emerge
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 152472
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux bug wranglers
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-11-26 15:48 UTC by Guido Flohr
Modified: 2006-11-26 16:04 UTC (History)
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Description Guido Flohr 2006-11-26 15:48:52 UTC
There is no longer a Gentoo ebuild for xmms.  I was a little bit surprised, looked up, didn't find any information about it.  That's why I now abuse ... Feel free to close thee bug, and please accept my apologies for filing it in the first place. ;-)

The story behind it can be read in the thread or here:

If you miss xmms on your system (I do), just go to, download the sources, and compile it yourself.  It worked here with no problem (don't forget to run "ldconfig" after "make install").  If you know a better way (overlay?), please describe it in a comment to this "bug".

Maybe you can leave this bug open for a month or two, so that people will find a link to some background information here, why xmms is no longer available as a Gentoo package.

Comment 1 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-11-26 15:53:27 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 152472 ***
Comment 2 Guido Flohr 2006-11-26 16:00:31 UTC
My personal opinion:

I personally miss xmms.  Wouldn't it have been possible to just mask it?  It compiled and worked here out of the box, so it doesn't look like a completely broken package to me.

Using a package is something completely different than maintaining it for a *nix distribution, that is perfectly understood.  But maybe somebody can describe why xmms is such a nightmare to maintain?  And a rough description on how to continue using xmms with Gentoo would also be highly appreciated.

Comment 3 Luis Medinas (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-11-26 16:04:19 UTC
This isn't a bug and this isn't the right place for this please don't comment anything more here. You should see the gentoo mailing lists, forums and weekly news. This url might help you
There's a few overlays that as xmms that you can use.

Thanks for understanding