[Pkg-alsa-devel] Bug#649571: libasound2-dev: alsa.pc file not installed into /usr/lib/pkgconfig/

Chris McIntyre christopher.mcintyre at gmail.com
Tue Nov 22 08:35:36 UTC 2011

Package: libasound2-dev
Severity: normal

After installing libasound2-dev from the sid repository, I was unable to get
../configure to detect the ALSA libraries when run prior to the compilation of
Mangler (a ventrillo client). I was able to determine that the alsa.pc file
that should be present in /usr/lib/pkgconfig/ was not there. I proceeded to
copy alsa.pc from the .deb package into /usr/lib/pkgconfig/ by hand and after
that ./configure was able to detect the ALSA library. I was unable to determine
if other packages than Mangler would compile properly without the alsa.pc file
being present, however I can provide further assistance and troubleshooting if

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0.3
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'proposed-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages libasound2-dev depends on:
ii  libasound2           shared library for ALSA applicatio
ii  libc6-dev [libc-dev]          2.11.2-10  Embedded GNU C Library: Developmen

libasound2-dev recommends no packages.

Versions of packages libasound2-dev suggests:
ii  libasound2-doc       developer documentation for user-s

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