Re: Help (voodoo, really) needed [Re: failed i386 build of iceweasel 11.0~b1-2]
On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 07:00:32PM +0100, Mike Hommey wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 06:40:28PM +0100, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> > Mike Hommey, le Fri 17 Feb 2012 18:36:56 +0100, a écrit :
> > > On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 06:23:00PM +0100, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> > > > Mike Hommey, le Fri 17 Feb 2012 18:09:37 +0100, a écrit :
> > > > > > sydney_audio_alsa.c:504:5: error: void value not ignored as it ought to be
> > > > >
> > > > > Would anyone have a clue as to what the hell is happening?
> > > >
> > > > Unpacking liboss4-salsa-dev (from .../liboss4-salsa-dev_4.2-build2005-2_armel.deb) ...
> > > > Selecting previously unselected package libtinfo-dev.
> > > >
> > > > I don't know why the buildds preferred liboss4-salsa-dev over
> > > > libasound2-dev.
> > > >
> > > > In my previous packaging of oss4's alsa-over-OSS emulation, I had only
> > > > enabled the -dev in the non-linux archs. In the current packaging, it's
> > > > enabled in all of them. I've now restricted it in oss4 too. Oss4
> > > > packagers, any opinion against it?
> > >
> > > Oh, so OSS4 provides an Alsa API that is not compatible with Alsa's.
> > It *is* compatible. With an older version of the API, which used void
> > there.
> So, it's compatible with an API that is older than Alsa v1.0.10rc1,
> released 7 years ago. What is surprising, however, is that Alsa didn't
> change its soname for the resulting ABI change...
It's a compatible change; at least I don't know of a C architecture
ABI where replacing a void return type with int would be incompatible.
Getting back to OSS, it should not be built for Linux at all as Linux
already has perfectly good sound drivers. There is in fact a release
goal to stop using /dev/dsp on Linux. ALSA still has a compatibility
module to support unpackaged binaries that use it.
> *sigh* library authors.
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