Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 458574
alsa-info behaves very poorly and in a very un-linuxey way.
Last modified: 2008-09-25 08:05:21 EDT
Description of problem:
> I ran alsa-info.
> First it tells me that it's going to automatically upload the results to a
> pastebin site, then it asks me if I want to continue to run the script.
> Strike 1. It should have defaulted to no, and just ran. It's just
> outputting info, there's no need to protect me from myself.
> Next, I run with the --no-upload option, cursing the damn thing out while I
> do, and then it asks me again, do I want to run the script? Yeah I want to
> run the script, I *typed the command*. What is it protecting me from???
> So then, it runs, and outputs the data into a file. Into a *file*? WTF
> happened to the unix idiom of sending things to stdout unless you
> specifically give it a "-f" option?
> I know you guys don't write alsa. I'm not saying you're responsible for
> this. What I am saying is that for a long time sysadmin like me, this is
> really a step backwards. I just want to debug a fricking pulseaudio/alsa
> problem. Don't protect me from myself when the worst that's going to happen
> is that I get stuff printed to the screen that I don't care about.
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Sorry for the tone of this report, I submitted it in a very frustrated mood last night. Please try and ignore the frustrated parts. The core of it is valid.
The problems should be fixed in 1.0.17-2 update.