Is alsa a mandatory requirement for kdebase-runtime?

Harri Porten porten at
Tue Oct 21 22:12:44 BST 2008


On Tue, 21 Oct 2008, Olivier Goffart wrote:

>> Does anyone have any ideas why it thinks ALSA is required when none of
>> the other sources do?
> Some of the phonon plugins need ALSA.
> But the dependence should be optional.
> Where and what is the error exactly?

Got it, too. It was the kded module. I disabled the check+message

macro_log_feature(HAVE_CURRENT_ALSA "ALSA" "current alsa-lib is needed for 
dmix and virtual device listing" "" TRUE 

in runtime/phonon/kded-module/CMakeLists.txt.

Seeing that it's optional on Windows and Mac OS I hope it can be made 
optional on Linux and other Unices, too.


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