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    Broken program removal. Won't let me reinstall

    I don't remember what I did but I have kid3 which is a metadata editor stuck under my Sound & Video menu and tab completes as kid3-qt in terminal but refuses to open either way saying:

    kid3-qt: error while loading shared libraries: libkid3-gui.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    I removed it using synaptic, aptitude and a sudo rm -rf from /etc at one point I think.

    If I reinstall it from an outdated repository it will not open and removing that does not remove the name from the menu or the tab completed name in terminal, the symlink I think.

    What can I do to completely remove kid3-qt now?

    Ubuntu 12.04 with lxde.

    Edit: There is still kid3-qt hiding in /usr/local/bin.
    Last edited by Groxxxy; October 4th, 2013 at 03:54 AM.

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    Re: Broken program removal. Won't let me reinstall

    Groxxxy; Hi !

    Have you tried:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove --purge kid3-qt
    If not, there may now be not enough left on the system for the package manager to work with. But may get errors to indicate where else to look.

    worth a shot
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    Re: Broken program removal. Won't let me reinstall

    Package kid3-qt is not installed, so not removed
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    I had tried that command already. At the moment I cannot use the program that wouldn't install flawlessly because it uninstalled incorrectly. I don't know how to find all remnants of kid3/kid3-qt to remove it manually.


    Edit: Used grep -Hri 'kid3' > foo.txt in /usr to find all the junk and sudo rm -f. I installed from an old repo and it works fine now. Now I have to work out why I can't compile a better version from git.
    Last edited by Groxxxy; October 4th, 2013 at 05:20 AM.

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    Re: Broken program removal. Won't let me reinstall

    Groxxxy; That is tough !

    Maybe:
    Code:
    ls -la /var/lib/dpkg/info/kid3-qt.list
    and if that file is still in existence.
    Code:
    cat /var/lib/dpkg/info/kid3-qt.list
    which is the config file for every file that "kid3-qt" installed and where those files were installed to.

    hope burns eternal
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    Happy ubutu'n !

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