Bug#900856: enlightenment: Sound fails to work after upgrade

Mike Brodbelt mike at coruscant.org.uk
Thu Jun 21 00:44:06 BST 2018

On 19/06/18 02:35, Ross Vandegrift wrote:

> While upgrading a different machine from stretch -> buster, I noticed
> the following in apt-listchanges output:
> pulseaudio (11.1-2) unstable; urgency=medium
>    * Since this version, pulseaudio disables autospawn by default on linux
>      systems, and replaces that with systemd socket activation. If you are not
>      using systemd, then please edit or remove
>      /etc/pulse/client.conf.d/00-disable-autospawn.conf
>      to re-enable it.
> Seems relevant to your issue - the grep above didn't look in
> /etc/pulse/client.conf.d.

Many thanks, that seems to be it, and that behaviour change is fairly 
non obvious without reading the changelog.

Perhaps the pulseaudio postinstall script could do a better job here? It 
should be possible to detect the active init system on install, and not 
disable autospawn unless systemd is positively detected, surely.


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