On Sun, 29 Jan 2012 21:27:46 +0100
Ralf Mardorf <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> the real issue isn't solved, but here are two hints how to get rid of PA
> for current Arch Linux, to stop the never ending, useless discussion.
> On Sun, 2012-01-29 at 13:23 -0600, Leonid Isaev wrote:
> > Just get your job done and in the evening rebuild the package.
> I'm using this package since I'm using audio with Arch Linux
> $ ls /usr/src/pulseaudio-dummy -l
> Dec 23 18:10 PKGBUILD
> Jan 15 01:43 pulseaudio-dummy-1.0-1-any.pkg.tar.xz
> I'm in no hurry
> Anyway those solutions might be helpful for others:
> gnome-settings-daemon-nopulse 3.2.2-1 is available at
> I'm using a pulseaudio-dummy package.
> $ cat /usr/src/pulseaudio-dummy/PKGBUILD
> pkgdesc="A dummy package that pretends to provide pulseaudio."
> Both posted several times before.
> Btw. somebody from this list explained me how to build dummy-packages
> for Arch Linux, by this example, since I'm new to Arch.
> A dummy-package IMO is the best way to go, since it protect against
> installing PA, what ever I do. So I can install what ever GNOME or KDE
> app I like and if I should install GNOME3, I could upgrade
> gnome-settings-daemon from extra, without taking care about PA.
The dependency problem which everyone seems to be concerned about is not going
anywhere: any linux distro was, is and will be a "mix-and-match". Packagers
try to enable maximum functionality -- hence you have unwanted applications
-- but you can't expect them to satisfy your personal preferences. So if this
situation bothers you there is only one realistic choice -- gentoo.
> Perhaps this could damage an app, but I never experienced this for
> another Linux install I used.
> This are just workarounds that don't solve the essence of that issue.
> Ok, the essence has to be clarified with upstream.
> > Do you have to pay for PA/gnome?
> I'm using XFCE. The sub-thread was about issues caused by the policy of
> PA, not about my personal problems I might or might not have.
> PS: I suspect [solved] is for "silence", regarding to the S/N ratio.
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