FS#28631 - remove alsaconf from alsa-utils

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Fabio Zanini (iosonofabio) - Friday, 24 February 2012, 18:15 GMT
Last edited by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Friday, 02 March 2012, 07:35 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No



alsaconf is reported to be broken in various ways, see bug report


As mentioned in that same report, debian is trying to get rid of it. Shall we try to do the same thing? It's not being maintained anyways.

Additional info:
* package version(s): alsa-utils 1.0.25-1
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Closed by  Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Friday, 02 March 2012, 07:35 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  1.0.25-2
Comment by Dave Reisner (falconindy) - Friday, 24 February 2012, 19:13 GMT
To expand on the broken in "other ways", it relies on module map files which are obsolete relics from the 2.4 kernel age. According to upstream, the only valid use case for this tool is for ISA sound cards. We can simply pass --disable-alsaconf to alsa-utils and ditch this.