[Pkg-alsa-devel] Bug#449418: Bug#449418: biarch plugin directory not used in configure

Stijn van Drongelen tinctorius at gmail.com
Tue Nov 6 11:55:28 UTC 2007

On 11/5/07, Elimar Riesebieter <riesebie at lxtec.de> wrote:
> severity 449418 normal
> thanks

Doesn't broken biarch support of lib32asound2 render it somewhat
useless, since the sole purpose of lib32* packages is biarch support?
If so, wouldn't the bug be 'important'?

> On Mon, 05 Nov 2007 the mental interface of
> Stijn van Drongelen told:
> [...]
> > In debian/rules of alsa-lib, there is a variable called bilibdir,
> > which contains the path to the ALSA plugins, but it isn't passed
> > to ./configure using the --with-plugindir flag. There might be
> > more places where the incorrect default value for the library path
> > is assumed.
> The default is /usr/lib/alsa-lib. You want the biarch build with
> --with-plugindir=$bilibdir/alsa-lib ?

It seems so. I'm not sure how the x86_64 version of ld.so is working,
but it *seems* the 64-bit version is unable to load the 64-bit ALSA
plugins using the 32-bit ALSA library. That's why I figured that
32-bit plugins *could* be loaded by the 32-bit library.

> > Another problem with biarch support is that alsa-plugins doesn't
> > support biarch-ity at all (see #436201).
> I know. I don't have a 64bit machine handy. But you?

Why yes. Yes I have. Hence the "Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)" ;)

> Patches are welcome ;)

On their way as soon as I figure out how to rewrite debian/rules of
alsa-plugins as well.

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