[Pkg-alsa-devel] Bug#309581: alsa-base: secret dependency of sorts on udev

Andrew Archibald Andrew Archibald <andrew.archibald@mail.mcgill.ca>, 309581@bugs.debian.org
Wed, 18 May 2005 01:04:50 -0400

Subject: alsa-base: secret dependency of sorts on udev
Package: alsa-base
Version: 1.0.8-7
Severity: normal

I use alsa and linux 2.6.10 for the sound on my computer.  I recently
deinstalled GNOME, which (among many others) resulted in the automatic
removal of udev.  The (only?) symptom was that sound failed to work with
a "file or directory not found".

I don't mind that ALSA needs udev to work; but it would be nice to have
some sort of dependency declared so that the auto-removal of unused
packages wouldn't break this package.  I realize that this is
complicated by the fact that udev may not be needed if a 2.6 kernel is
not used; perhaps some prominent warnings would be a reasonable
solution, or a "Recommends" or "Suggests" line.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux
Locale: LANG=en_CA.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_CA.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages alsa-base depends on:
ii  alsa-utils                 1.0.8-4       ALSA utilities
ii  debconf               Debian configuration 
management sy
ii  debianutils                2.8.4         Miscellaneous utilities 
specific t
ii  lsof                       4.74.dfsg.3-2 List open files.
ii  module-init-tools          3.2-pre1-2    tools for managing Linux 
kernel mo
ii  modutils                   2.4.26-1.2    Linux module utilities

-- debconf information:
* alsa-base/alsactl_store_on_shutdown: never autosave