[Pkg-alsa-devel] Bug#540254: alsa-utils: update

Karsten Hilbert karsten.hilbert at gmx.net
Sat Aug 8 19:07:57 UTC 2009

Package: alsa-utils
Version: 1.0.20-2
Severity: normal

1) I figured out why it stopped the boot - that was my fault, the grub default
   was set to a single-user kernel so that's not due to alsa-utils, of course.

2) Attesting that I have misconfigured Alsa is rather insulting. But I shall
   attribute it to a) a faulty assumption on your part (that I must have configured
   Alsa at all) or b) unlucky use of English - you probably wanted to say
   "your Alsa seems misconfigured".

   So, no, *I* didn't configure Alsa at all (unless you specify what
   exactly you might mean by that which I didn't think of as
   "configuring Alsa"). Debian configured Alsa and it worked fine so far
   and continues to work even with the reported problem (so thanks for
   that anyway).

   Then, accepting a misconfiguration seems to have occurred from some
   source what do you suggest I do to give alsa-utils a chance to
   re-configure ? Doing "dpkg --purge alsa-utils; reboot" will clearly
   rid me of the messages complaining about a fault but will also rid me
   of alsa-utils which certainly isn't what I desire. Or *should* I desire
   that ?

3) What you might have to do ? Well, one thing might be to look at the
   posted snippet of the control file and verify whether the error
   messages (which clearly point to a perceived syntax error) have any
   basis in the file. I cannot verify that myself because I don't know
   the required syntax.

   Other than that I have no idea what you might have to do. Being a FOSS
   author myself I receive bug reports with seemingly unrelated bits of
   data so I know that even if the true cause lies somewhere else entirely
   a knowledgeable developer can sometimes tell (smell ?) the cause
   of a bug from info which doesn't really show it :-)

Note - I am not saying you did anything wrong. I am also not saying
alsa-utils is crap or anything like that. To the contrary.

I simply desire to help you to help me.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (50, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages alsa-utils depends on:
ii  dialog                    1.1-20080819-1 Displays user-friendly dialog boxe
ii  libasound2                1.0.20-2       shared library for ALSA applicatio
ii  libc6                     2.9-12         GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libncurses5               5.7+20090523-1 shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  linux-sound-base          1.0.20+dfsg-1  base package for ALSA and OSS soun
ii  lsb-base                  3.2-23         Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip
ii  module-init-tools         3.9-2          tools for managing Linux kernel mo
ii  whiptail                  0.52.10-4      Displays user-friendly dialog boxe

Versions of packages alsa-utils recommends:
ii  alsa-base                  1.0.20+dfsg-1 ALSA driver configuration files
ii  pciutils                   1:3.1.3-1     Linux PCI Utilities

alsa-utils suggests no packages.

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