[Pkg-alsa-devel] Re: helping with ALSA packaging

Thomas Hood jdthood at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Dec 13 09:33:40 UTC 2005

Peter 'p2' De Schrijver wrote:
> Hmm. I'm not convinced the complexity of the alsa config files can be
> captured in a manpage. A fairly comprehensive doc can be found at
> http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-doc/alsa-lib/index.html. It might be
> useful to have more configuration examples though. (there are some on
> the wiki already). Perhaps we could make a html tree in
> /usr/share/doc/alsa-base ?

I think that it would be good to start with a man page that contained just
pointers like those you just gave.  It would be good to add a paragraph
about what /etc/asound.conf and .asoundrc do (viz., configure the
ALSA library) and what the basic syntax of the file is.  This should
not attempt to replace the official documentation, but just to give the
user something to start with.  Some examples would be most helpful.
(For me too.)

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