Bug#605482: pulseaudio: Please prefer PulseAudio-enabled version of libSDL when PA is installed

Cardamine cardamine at herbesfolles.org
Tue Nov 30 14:30:30 UTC 2010

Package: pulseaudio
Version: 0.9.21-3
Severity: normal

I'm not sure whether this should be reported to PulseAudio or libSDL,
so feel free to reassign this to libSDL if you want.

On a fresh Squeeze beta1 install, the default version of libSDL is
libsdl1.2debian-alsa and not libsdl1.2debian-pulseaudio, which isn't
optimal for PulseAudio-enabled systems (which Squeeze is).

Moreover, even with the ALSA plugin, it breaks sound (and more) in some
applications (e.g. Teeworlds have serious problems when failing to play
sound, which is the case with the default libsdl installed).

So, please make libsdl1.2debian-pulseaudio the default libsdl when
PulseAudio is installed.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.utf8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages pulseaudio depends on:
ii  adduser                       3.112      add and remove users and groups
ii  consolekit                    0.4.1-4    framework for defining and trackin
ii  libasound2                    1.0.23-2.1 shared library for ALSA applicatio
ii  libc6                         2.11.2-7   Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libcap2                       1:2.19-3   support for getting/setting POSIX.
ii  libdbus-1-3                   1.2.24-3   simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libgdbm3                      1.8.3-9    GNU dbm database routines (runtime
ii  libice6                       2:1.0.6-2  X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libltdl7                      2.2.6b-2   A system independent dlopen wrappe
ii  libpulse0                     0.9.21-3   PulseAudio client libraries
ii  libsamplerate0                0.1.7-3    Audio sample rate conversion libra
ii  libsm6                        2:1.1.1-1  X11 Session Management library
ii  libsndfile1                   1.0.21-3   Library for reading/writing audio 
ii  libspeexdsp1                  1.2~rc1-1  The Speex extended runtime library
ii  libudev0                      164-2      libudev shared library
ii  libx11-6                      2:1.3.3-3  X11 client-side library
ii  libxtst6                      2:1.1.0-3  X11 Testing -- Record extension li
ii  lsb-base                      3.2-23.1   Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip
ii  udev                          164-2      /dev/ and hotplug management daemo

Versions of packages pulseaudio recommends:
ii  gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio     0.10.24-1   GStreamer plugin for PulseAudio
ii  libasound2-plugins           1.0.23-1+b1 ALSA library additional plugins
ii  pulseaudio-esound-compat     0.9.21-3    PulseAudio ESD compatibility layer
ii  pulseaudio-module-x11        0.9.21-3    X11 module for PulseAudio sound se

Versions of packages pulseaudio suggests:
pn  paman                         <none>     (no description available)
pn  paprefs                       <none>     (no description available)
pn  pavucontrol                   <none>     (no description available)
pn  pavumeter                     <none>     (no description available)
ii  pulseaudio-utils              0.9.21-3   Command line tools for the PulseAu

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