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FS#30430 - [gnome-settings-daemon] pulseaudio dependency

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Timothy (timthelion) - Sunday, 24 June 2012, 20:48 GMT
Last edited by Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig) - Monday, 25 June 2012, 08:28 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Very Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


This package requires pulseaudio. Once pulseaudio is loaded, it takes over the computer's audio.

The alsa emulation of pulse audio is not yet perfect. It causes some programs to behave incorrectly, and others to crash. I also feel, that I'm having pulseaudio shoved down my throat. This is free software, can't we have some freedom here? What would happen if you were to mark the pulseaudio dependency as optional? I uninsulated it with, but I had to use -Rdd because of this package.
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Closed by  Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
Monday, 25 June 2012, 08:28 GMT
Reason for closing:  Not a bug
Comment by Ionut Biru (wonder) - Sunday, 24 June 2012, 20:57 GMT
yet another pulseaudio rant.
GNOME 3 requires pulseaudio hence the dependency.