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Re: pulseaudio lossage

Greg Troxel wrote:

> Adam Hoka <> writes:
> >> 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.
> ok - that's quite nonobvious from the build output

It took much time to figure out, but only a bit after I sent you my last mail
I have found the cause of the problem:

> >> 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.
> I suspected..
> >> 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. :-)
> I am not proposing to make devel/pulseaudio hide anything - just to have
> other software have default dependencies only on things that actually
> build.  That's no worse than pre the pulseaudio import.

I understand.

> Thanks for the patch - I'll try it.  It's certainly far better if the
> pulseaudio package can just be fixed.  But if it's not fixed soon, I
> think we need to remove the options to the quarterly branch isn't
> massively broken on the current release of NetBSD.

All right, let's see if we can fix it fast (I think of multiple solutions.).

When in doubt, use brute force.

Adam Hoka <>
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