[Pkg-alsa-devel] Bug#431540: Bug#431540: lib32asound2: Cannot open shared library /usr/lib/alsa-lib/libasound_module_pcm_empty.so

Elimar Riesebieter riesebie at lxtec.de
Sat Jul 7 22:13:16 UTC 2007

On Tue, 03 Jul 2007 the mental interface of
Marc Lehmann told:

> Package: lib32asound2
> Version: 1.0.14a-1
> Severity: normal
> After upgrading to 1.0.14a-1 of lib32asound2 (from 1.0.13-2, stable), all my 32
> bit apps failed when trying to use alsa, with messages similar to these:
>    alsa-init: using device default
>    alsa-lib: pcm.c:2106:(snd_pcm_open_conf) Cannot open shared library /usr/lib/alsa-lib/libasound_module_pcm_empty.so

This file isn't either generated nor installed by an alsa package.
You can verify it by:

$ apt-file update; apt-file search alsa-lib/libasound_module_pcm_empty.so

>    alsa-init: playback open error: No such file or directory

Which app did you try here?


On Fri, 06 Jul 2007 the mental interface of
Marc Lehmann told:

> On Tue, Jul 03, 2007 at 08:00:10PM +0200, Elimar Riesebieter <riesebie at lxtec.de> wrote:
> > merge 429762 431540
> BTW, its very painful to reply to your mail as you put the whole mail
> below the signature, which is stripped by most e-mail programs when
> replying so I had to manually paste the mail.

Well dashdashblank is used by the Debian control bug server. It
simply tells that the instructions are stoped here. It shouldn't be
painful, though

> >Have a look at [0], then reboot, choose your favourite songs and
> >close this bug then ;)
> I do not understand that. I read through [0], but neither was asound in use nor
> do I use amorok nor was anything running that used alsa.
> If a reboot fixes things even when libasound is not in use, that is a bad
> sign (what to do with servers? reboot them).

You're right! Please close all sound apps and running daemons (arts,
esd, jack) and do an
# rm -rf /usr/lib/alsa-lib/libasound_module_pcm_empty.so; apt-get update; dpkg --purge --force -all lib32asound2; apt-get install -f

and report the results here.

Thanks for cooperation


  Numeric stability is probably not all that 
  important when you're guessing;-)

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