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18th February 2010, 08:30 AM
How do I remove pulseaudio without it having to take gnome-bluetooth with it?

23rd February 2010, 05:11 AM
IIRC pulseaudio is a dependency for the gnome bluetooth packages. I didn't understand it either.

If you're just using a different sound server a simple
yum remove alsa-plugin-pulseaudio should disable pulseaudio without killing anything depending on in.

24th February 2010, 04:08 PM

[root@platypus yum.repos.d]# yum remove alsa-plugin-pulseaudio
Loaded plugins: dellsysidplugin2, presto, refresh-packagekit
Setting up Remove Process
No Match for argument: alsa-plugin-pulseaudio


[root@platypus arthur]# rpm -qa | grep -i pulse
[root@platypus arthur]#

25th February 2010, 02:07 AM
Never post commands from memory, I suppose. The correct command is
yum remove alsa-plugins-pulseaudio Sorry for the confusion.

25th February 2010, 12:02 PM
Same problem.

[root@platypus arthur]# yum remove alsa-plugins-pulseaudio
Loaded plugins: dellsysidplugin2, presto, refresh-packagekit
Setting up Remove Process
No Match for argument: alsa-plugins-pulseaudio

25th February 2010, 05:15 PM
If you really wanted all the "pulseaudio*" packages removed from your system but still retain the "gnome-bluetooth" package, you have two ways to go about it.

1) yum erase pulseaudio* and let it take gnome-bluetooth out with it, then download gnome-bluetooth and reinstall it with rpm --nodeps -ivh gnome-bluetooth
If you grabbed gnome-bluetooth from koji, then also add the --nosignature option.

2) Use rpm: rpm --nodeps -e pulseaudiowhatever on each pulseaudio package.

Then you would need to add, to your /etc/yum.conf file: exclude=gnome-bluetooth
though doing so has the potential of interfering with the update of other packages that might have gnome-bluetooth as a dependency. Allowing an update of gnome-bluetooth would reinstall all the pulseaudio packages.

BASH:~/-> rpm -q --requires gnome-bluetooth | grep pulse
which has "pulseaudio" as a dependency. And there is no guarantee that gnome-bluetooth will even work properly with all of pulse removed, but you would know that soon enough if you try this.