[Pkg-alsa-devel] 1.0.20

Elimar Riesebieter riesebie at lxtec.de
Tue May 12 16:49:35 UTC 2009

* Jordi Mallach [090512 01:23 +0200]
> On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 12:21:15AM +0200, Jordi Mallach wrote:
> > Ok, reviewing & uploading as time permits!
> Elimar, a few comments & questions, because I need a bit of help
> to know what's missing, and you know the current state of conffiles
> better than I.
> I've committed changes to -lib, -driver and -plugins.

Not to -lib.

> In -driver, I've removed what I thought was cruft, and one recent addition
> by you I moved to alsa-base.preinst. The rest, old conffiles, checks for
> devfs and Linux 2.4 or less are gone. I was tempted to get rid of checks for
> udev because we assume it's installed and running, but in the end I decided
> it doesn't hurt to leave it around.

AFAIK we still have /etc/modprobe.d/alsa in lenny. So I enhanced the
move in alsa-base.preinst.

> In -plugins, I changed the use of sed to do in-place replacements, so you
> can spare a bit of a for. However, I haven't tried this yet as it's late
> and I'm going to bed, but it should be ok. If you see any obvious mistake,
> please make me stand corrected ;)

Didn't found one.

> Regarding .la subsititutions, do we actually want .a and .la files, anyway?
> Shouldn't we just get rid of them? See #506432. I think Stefan is right;
> we probably can't build anything against that, and in any case, they'd go
> in a -dev package.

Full agreed ;) No -dev package needed for now.

> In -lib, I plan to move to a .symbols file (replacing shlibs), which will
> allow us to upgrade -lib in unstable without disrupting ongoing testing
> transitions. More on that later.
> If you could review the changes and see if I fucked up anywhere, I'd be very
> happy. Also, if you think I left any important recent conffile in alsa-base's
> and alsa-utils' prerms, please feel free to add whatever you know is missing,
> I'm trying to get an idea of what's needed in that front using svn blame,
> but it's probably not too practical. :)

Should we switch to git? [0]

Thanks for cooperation ;-)))


[0] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2009/03/msg01485.html

  Never make anything simple and efficient when a way 
  can be found to make it complex and wonderful ;-)

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