[Pkg-alsa-devel] Bug#404040: alsa-oss: aoss doesn't work when /proc/asound is not present

Milan Zamazal pdm at debian.org
Thu Dec 21 10:16:31 UTC 2006

Package: alsa-oss
Version: 1.0.12-1
Severity: normal

/usr/bin/aoss checks for /proc/asound presence.  If the directory is not
present, the called program is silently run without being wrapped.  But
on some systems (such as virtual machines) ALSA is available even when
/proc/asound is not present.  It's confusing when the program gets
simply run unwrapped without any warning.

I'd suggest either removing the /proc/asound check, or printing a
warning with explanation when aoss doesn't actually wrap the program.


Milan Zamazal

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