[Pkg-alsa-devel] Bug#912726: alsa-lib: update created /etc/alsa/conf.d directory filled with broken symlinks to /usr/share/alsa/alsa.conf.d

Austin LaBerta oct2pus at jade.moe
Sat Nov 3 09:30:39 GMT 2018

Source: alsa-lib
Severity: important

Dear Maintainer,
I had noticed I upgraded my laptop and I was trying to bug test why my audio
stopped working (i got a dummy input), googling did not help. I decided to
check the /etc/alsa folder for clues. i found /etc/alsa/conf.d filled with
symlinks and checked a few, they all led to /usr/share/alsa/alsa.conf.d files
that did not exist (that folder only contains pulse.conf, which strangly is not
referenced at all, not even by the similar 50-pulseaudio.conf)

i have to assume by mistake that /usr/share/alsa/alsa.conf.d was not populated.
I know /etc/alsa/conf.d folder had not existed prior by testing this with my
desktop PC, also running sid, checking both folders prior to upgrading, and
then upgrading. suddenly i have an /etc/alsa/conf.d folder filled with broken

as a temporary fix, deleting these symlinks restores functionality.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.18.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /usr/bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

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