[Pkg-alsa-devel] building alsa-plugins fails w/ libasound has no external plugin SDK

Darren Hart darren at dvhart.com
Sat Dec 13 02:33:23 UTC 2008

I'm trying to build alsa 1.18a in order to get HDMI audio out working
on an Nvidia 8200 chipset.  I'm building on Ubuntu 8.10 on a dual-core
AMD 4400 X2.

I've successfully (I think) built and installed the other packages:

alsa-driver, alsa-lib, alsa-tools, and alsa-utils

The method I used was to download the files from the source package web page:


Then ran:
$ dpkg-source -x alsa-plugins_1.0.18-1.dsc
$ cd alsa-plugins-1.0.18
$ dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -b

Which runs and eventually fails with:

checking for snd_pcm_ioplug_create in -lasound... no
configure: error: *** libasound has no external plugin SDK
make: *** [configure-biarch-stamp] Error 1
dpkg-buildpackage: failure: debian/rules build gave error exit status 2

I checked the lib with objdump and the symbol appears to exist, so I
am not sure why the build fails.  Any thoughts on what I might be
doing wrong?

Darren Hart

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