[Pkg-alsa-devel] Bug#375296: alsa-utils: amixer fails, looking for configuration file

James R. Van Zandt jrvz at comcast.net
Sat Jun 24 23:50:23 UTC 2006

Package: alsa-utils
Version: 1.0.11-4
Severity: normal

amixer fails here like this:
  $ amixer controls
  ALSA lib control.c:816:(snd_ctl_open_noupdate) Invalid CTL default
  amixer: Control default open error: No such file or directory

strace reveals:
  464   stat64("/home/jordi/svn/pkg-alsa/trunk/build-area/alsa-lib-1.0.11//share/alsa/alsa.conf", 0xbfd2bb0c) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
  464   write(2, "ALSA lib control.c:816:(snd_ctl_open_noupdate) ", 47) = 47
  464   write(2, "Invalid CTL default", 19) = 19
  464   write(2, "\n", 1)                 = 1
  464   write(2, "amixer: ", 8)           = 8
  464   write(2, "Control default open error: No such file or directory", 53) = 53

Apparently the wrong file name got compiled in.

             - Jim Van Zandt

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (990, 'unstable'), (500, 'oldstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.16
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)

Versions of packages alsa-utils depends on:
ii  dialog                    1.0-20060221-1 Displays user-friendly dialog boxe
ii  libasound2                1.0.11-6       ALSA library
ii  libc6                     2.3.6-7        GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libncurses5               5.5-1.1        Shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  linux-sound-base          1.0.11-1       base package for ALSA and OSS soun
ii  lsb-base                  3.1-4          Linux Standard Base 3.1 init scrip
ii  module-init-tools         3.2.2-2        tools for managing Linux kernel mo
ii  modutils             Linux module utilities
ii  pciutils                  1:2.1.11-16    Linux PCI Utilities
ii  python-minimal            2.3.5-11       A minimal subset of the Python lan
ii  whiptail                  0.51.6-31      Displays user-friendly dialog boxe

Versions of packages alsa-utils recommends:
ii  alsa-base                     1.0.11-1   ALSA driver configuration files

-- no debconf information

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