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Bug 174056 - sox doesn't use alsa
sox doesn't use alsa
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: glibc-kernheaders (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Woodhouse
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-11-23 23:37 EST by Matt Domsch
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 12.18..1-1
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Last Closed: 2006-10-12 12:42:13 EDT
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Description Matt Domsch 2005-11-23 23:37:42 EST
Description of problem:
As noted in #155224, sox isn't using alsa-lib, as it should be able to.  This
prevents sox from directly using alsa.

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Comment 1 Thomas Woerner 2005-11-29 08:39:45 EST
The alsa header files are missing in glibc-kernheaders.

Assigning to glibc-kernheaders.
Comment 2 David Woodhouse 2005-11-29 08:46:21 EST
Shouldn't that be alsa-devel? Userspace shouldn't be looking at kernel headers.
Comment 3 Matthias Saou 2005-11-29 09:47:11 EST
Yeah, I think we all agreed that the actual issue was that sox uses the kernel
headers to enable ALSA support, when it should be using the alsa-lib layer
instead. So this should be considered a bug in sox unless I'm mistaken.
Comment 4 Chris Bagwell 2005-11-29 10:25:08 EST
I'm mantainer of SoX... On seperate mail list it was agreed best would be for
SoX to change to alsa-lib.  Current upstream CVS version of SoX has changed its
alsa driver to use alsa-lib so the next release of SoX (12.17.9) will make this
a non-issue.

The next release of SoX will occur any day now.

Besides the above, it is strange to me that sys/soundcard.h is important enough
to be in glibc-headers but not ALSA headers.  Technically, I'd think
sys/soundcard.h should be in glib-kernelheaders, not glib-headers since its an
interface to a kernel driver.

But moving sys/soundcard.h to kernelheaders would kill compiles for about all
OSS drivers, in the same way that SoX currently can't compile with ALSA.
Comment 5 Matt Domsch 2006-10-12 12:42:13 EDT
sox-12.18.1-1 or earlier uses libasound now.  Closing.

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