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Re: Shouldn't kernel-image-2.6.x-y-z depend on alsa-base ?

Le jeudi 10 mars 2005 à 00:12 +0100, Thomas Hood a écrit :
> 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.[0]
> [0]http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-alsa-devel/2005-March/002039.html

OK, so let's forgot this idea and try to find something else.

> 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
>  modules.
> 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.

Yes, but some package has to depend on it. Some package installed in the
default desktop install. I think gnome-media is a good candidate;
however it is not maintained by the GNOME team, CCing the maintainer.

Davide, would you agree with making gnome-media depend on something like
"alsa-base | kernel-image-2.4", to ensure sound is working properly upon

I know some people will say this can give stupid results when both 2.4
and 2.6 kernel images are installed. However, it allows things to work,
with OSS when the 2.4 kernel is installed, and with ALSA if this is a
2.6 installation. There won't be any clean solution until hotplug
implements a per-kernel blacklist.
 .''`.           Josselin Mouette        /\./\
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