Subject: Re: package updates
To: Blair Sadewitz <>
From: Chavdar Ivanov <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 06/19/2007 22:10:21
On 19/06/07, Blair Sadewitz <> wrote:
> I'm not sure if the coreaudio driver works;

The test is with portaudio. If I use coreaudio, I get

jackd: unknown driver 'coreaudio'

> I would try the OSS driver
> or one of the others.

Same with oss - unknown driver etc.

> Yes, using it is the problem. ;)  It has to be run as root, which I
> hate.  Really, I want to port pulseaudio (  I have
> a very rough package from ver 0.9.5 in pkgsrc-wip--it disobeys the
> pkgsrc framework horribly and can crash in many different ways--but it
> does work.

I actually am using pulseaudio 0.9.5 from your package - well, it
overwrites esound, but other than that seems OK.

Just noticed that 0.9.6 is out and tried to compile it. It seems to
need libatomic, which I got and manually installed - no package, don't
know if it's necessary for anything else (anyway, compiles, make check
also runs, so I said, let's try the other one...). Here with 0.9.6 I
got some obscure assembly problems which certainly are beyond me -

/usr/pkg/include/atomic_ops/generalize.h:153: warning: old-style
function definition
{standard input}: Assembler messages:
{standard input}:1282: Error: bad register name `%sil'

> IMHO it's worth it more than jack because it supports esound.

As you said, it works, but one can indeed get some nice crashes - I
had one earlier - manually starting esd, changing Gnome's sound
preferences to use it, testing OK, then leaving Sound Capture to
automatic and testing it - completely unresponsive system, only full
reset brought it back, no ping, no CtrlAltEsc, no 'reboot 0x104' ...

> Regards,
> --Blair

Chavdar Ivanov