Install XMMS on Ubuntu 10.04

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Although not a port of the popular Winamp music player for Windows operating systems, XMMS is modeled after it and written entirely from scratch by Mikael and Peter Alm. Xmms is mostly a music player that offers support for WAV, MP3 and other music formats with the use of plugins for Unix system. Video file playback is possible as well through third party plugins but is not the intended main use. Here in this wiki we will guide you on how to install XMMS on your Ubuntu 10.04.

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Steps to install XMMS to Ubuntu 10.04

Please note that following these steps might break your OS, make sure you backup all your valuable personal data.

  1. 1
    Download this file from [1] , Double click on it to install.
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  2. 2
    Download the following two files from [2].
    Of this build resulting files, double click on the first and fifth files listed below to install those binary packages, follow that order in installing 1st then 5th:
    1. libgtk1.2-common_1.2.10-18.1build2_all.deb (203.7 KB)
    2. libgtk1.2-dbg_1.2.10-18.1build2_i386.deb (2.0 MB)
    3. libgtk1.2-dev_1.2.10-18.1build2_i386.deb (1.1 MB)
    4. libgtk1.2-doc_1.2.10-18.1build2_all.deb (1.4 MB)
    5. libgtk1.2_1.2.10-18.1build2_i386.deb (856.6 KB)
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  3. 3
    Lastly, download the XMMS package from:
    [3] , double click on the [4] to install.
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For Users with 64bit systems

Here is the code to process:

CD /tmp






sudo gdebi libgtk1.2-common_1.2.10-18.1build2_all.deb

sudo gdebi libglib1.2ldbl_1.2.10-19build1_amd64.deb

sudo gdebi libgtk1.2_1.2.10-18.1build2_amd64.deb

sudo gdebi libaudiofile0_0.2.7-0.1ubuntu1_amd64.deb

sudo gdebi xmms_1.2.10+20070601-1build2_amd64.deb

Basic Skins to install

Run the following code


sudo gdebi xmms-skins_0.6-1_all.deb

Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • Be sure to backup your valuable personal data before following the steps. Since you are a Ubuntu user, you must be aware to backup before applying codes, or your system might break, and you will have to restore the OS.
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Questions and Answers

I 'm french no talking English it's problem?

My Ubuntu is 13.10 how installed

Your phone should be able to have options to set the entire phone system's language onto French. That will make the installation of all other apps onto your phone much easier. While English may be the default language, there will always be options to change it into your mother language.

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In your description you do not have enough information in order for me to help you with your problem. Please respond with a question so that I can help you with your problem.

Ubuntu 13.10 official repository?

Why isn't xmms onto Ubuntu 13.10 official repository?

I think the Ubuntu 13.10 or also known as Saucy Salamander is not a Long term support release, as speaking of a LTS

release these releases are more like some kinda independent release and also you will need for some security updates for it by getting it manually. Maybe that on the near future the releases of this would have an official built in applications in its official repository like xmms
or xmms2.

What is the procedure for installing xmms?

I've never tried to install xmms before.

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There are some procedures that are very easy for newbies to be able to follow, and yes it is safe installing xmms even if you are a newbie or haven't tried installing it before.

Follow these quick steps :

1. Download first the library at then install it first before proceeding to the next step. 2. Now you should go to and download these files and install in EXACT order or else it won't work.

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  • libgtk1.2-common_1.2.10-18.1build2_all.deb
  • libgtk1.2_1.2.10-18.1build2_i386.deb

3. After installing go to and download the file xmms, here's the link and install it. 4. Now the xmms is installed and you can use it.

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Hi, I am looking for a "winamp" for Linux mint 16?

I'm an avid WinAmp user, and a new Linux convertee...

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I am trying to install it on Centos 6.5?

Are there instructions for that ? This may not be possible yet, especially that a lot of crashes are being reported for CentOS 6.5. It is known to fluctuate a lot and not to be compatible with various types of apps.

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Hi, I downloaded the package but struggling on how to install, I'm quite new to Linux?

Is there an executable like they have in Windows or do I have to go via rpm installer ( I think that's what it is called, it's been a long time since I messed with Linux)

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How to install XMMS on SuS Linux enterprise desktop?

I have SLED 11 service pack 3 and I would like how to install this application on my system

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I would like to download this one, it is recommended by a website to listen to their internet radio. How do I do?

How do I start the download from the site of xmms?

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