Bug#317007: Please Recommend "alsa"
On Thu, Jul 07, 2005 at 11:32:24AM +0200, Thomas Hood wrote:
> maximilian attems wrote:
> >irclogs/OPN/#debian-kernel.2005-03-15.log:22:09 <jdthood> I am preparing a
> >sound-base package that will allow selection between ALSA and OSS.
> >Ideally this woul d be pulled in by k-i 2.6. Any chance of getting a
> >dependency added?
> >rembered your irc posting, so what's about the idea of that generic
> Ah, I understand now.
> The "linux-sound-base" package is now in unstable. It would be quite
> appropriate for all k-i packages containing both OSS and ALSA modules
> (viz., all current k-i 2.6 packages) to Depend on linux-sound-base; it
> would also be appropriate for all other k-i packages to at least Suggest
> linux-sound-base. This package gives the admin the ability (via
> dpkg-reconfigure) to disable either OSS or ALSA so that one does not
> conflict with the other.
> If the admin chooses OSS then nothing further is required. If the admin
> chooses ALSA then the alsa packages should also be installed. ALSA is
> the preferred sound system for k-i 2.6, so I think it appropriate for
> the k-i 2.6 packages to Recommend or Suggest "alsa", a virtual package
> currently Provided by alsa-base (but possibly a metapackage in the future).
Can these relationships be done in such a way that they exclude
architectures that don't have linux-sound-base or alsa-base?