open home folder and control-h
find hidden file .exaile and delete
then reinstall exaile from synaptic
thought of that, but was too tired to keep bothering with it last night
EDIT**** there were no hidden exaile files, only the exaile folder in /usr/share......hmmm. couldn't find anything else relating to exaile anywhere else either. and sure enough, apt-get autoremove exaile-devel removes that folder. yet i still end up with the same results after a reinstall.
now, since a *new* alpha came out today, for grins i tried installing the devel again, using their preferred method via terminal....i end up with the same version as before, not the new devel (can tell by looking at the plugins and etc that come with). sadness and frustrations!!!
re-EDIT(?)**** nvm on that one, seems they may have...oops...forgotten to actually LOAD the new devel after announcing it. anyone clicking on the 0.3.0a2 package on the home page gets greeted with a wonderful "..there is no page on launchpad for.." notification. lovely!