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Re: pulseaudio lossage

Greg Troxel wrote:

> I am having the same problem as pkg/40226, audio/pulseaudio failing to
> build:
> checking atomic_ops.h usability... no
> checking atomic_ops.h presence... no
> checking for atomic_ops.h... no
> configure: error: *** libatomic-ops headers not found
> *** Error code 1
> This is arguably an upstream bug, but as the PR notes, pulseaudio is
> dragged in by a lot of things.

No, its a pkgsrc/gcc bug.

> I am not clear on how necessary pulseaudio is.  Is this yet another
> sound server which is a reasonable choice, or is it the new GNOME way
> and it's bad not to have it.

The latter.

> Pending a fix to pulseaudio to build on NetBSD 4, I propose removing
> pulseaudio from PKG_SUGGESTED_OPTIONS everywhere it appears and causes
> me grief, and putting it back unconditionally only when pulseaudio can
> be built on all supported pkgsrc platforms.  Objections?

I would like to see bugs fixed instead of hidden. :-)

When in doubt, use brute force.

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