[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

Sven Joachim svenjoac at gmx.de
Sat Nov 3 09:43:07 GMT 2018

Control: reassign -1 libasound2-plugins 1.1.7-1
Control: forcemerge 912721 -1

On 2018-11-03 04:30 -0500, Austin LaBerta wrote:

> 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)

These broken symlinks were created by libasound2-plugins 1.1.7-1.

> 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
> symlinks.
> as a temporary fix, deleting these symlinks restores functionality.

I reverted libasound2-plugins to 1.1.6-1 instead which also worked.


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