[Pkg-alsa-devel] Bug#500509: alsa-utils: /usr/share/alsa/alsa.conf should be moved to /etc

Lionel Elie Mamane lionel at mamane.lu
Thu Feb 12 08:53:25 UTC 2009

On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 08:30:55PM +0200, Elimar Riesebieter wrote:
> * Russell Coker [080929 23:10 +0200]
>> On Tuesday 30 September 2008 04:15, Elimar Riesebieter <riesebie at lxtec.de> 
>> wrote:

>>>> Config files belong under /etc not under /usr.

>>> To be honest: Which config files do you mean?

>> /usr/share/alsa/alsa.conf

> This file is installed by libasound2. (...) This file should not be
> customized.

More precisely, it is a kind of "default configuration" that is not
hardcoded in the C code, but in a text file; as far as I understand,
everything done in that file can be overridden in /etc/asound.conf, so
that's where the local configuration-changing should happen.

Russel, does this convince you that the bug is not a bug?


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