Re: Shouldn't kernel-image-2.6.x-y-z depend on alsa-base ?
On Mon, 07 Mar 2005 20:40:40 +0100, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Actually, the proposed solution that raised some approval was to split
> out the ALSA modules, just like the pcmcia modules.
I raised this idea on #debian-kernel and it was shot down.
As one of the ALSA maintainers, I have done what I can about this problem.
People who want to use ALSA can install alsa-base which blacklists OSS
If a fresh sarge/2.6 system lacks alsa-base then this would seem to be a
problem because in that case nothing enforces the mutual exclusion of OSS
and ALSA modules. If linux26 doesn't install alsa-base then perhaps it
should do so. Even better, possibly, would be to give the user a choice
between OSS and ALSA: if the user chooses ALSA then she gets alsa-base;
if she chooses OSS then she gets the (currently nonexistent) "oss" package
which blacklists ALSA modules.