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Bug 2070 - ALSA driver package assumes config.modular
Summary: ALSA driver package assumes config.modular
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: Low trivial (vote)
Assignee: Arcady Genkin (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-04-24 11:27 UTC by Leif Brown
Modified: 2003-02-04 19:42 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Leif Brown 2002-04-24 11:27:10 UTC
This is only an issue on systems with monolithic kernels, where
/usr/src/linux/config.modular does not exist.

In that case, the alsa-driwer package errors out of compilation.

Invoking "touch" or "mknod" on the missing file before running the compile fixes
the problem.  (Obviously, things break if the support wasn't actually compiled
into the kernel.)

I'm not sure whether this should be considered a problem with the ebuild or with
the ALSA code.

I saw this on media-sound/alsa-driver-0.5.12a, so it may not be an issue with
other versions.
Comment 1 Daniel Robbins (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-04-25 01:28:54 UTC
I'd definitely report this to the ALSA people, but I'll keep this bug here too.
 Assigning to agenkin.
Comment 2 Leif Brown 2002-04-25 16:19:17 UTC
Submitted upstream, but I don't expect a fix.  The 0.5 series is officially
Comment 3 Arcady Genkin (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-04-25 23:55:34 UTC
Hi!  Two questions:

- Does the same problem happen with alsa-0.9.10 ebuilds?
  You can test compiling it w/o installing the package with the command:

  ebuild alsa-driver-0.9.0_beta10.ebuild compile

- Is this just a matter of checking for existence of the config.modular
  file under /usr/src/linux/?  I don't seem to have that file on neither
  of my two Linux machines, and I have module support enabled in both 
  kernels.  I have never built `monolithic' kernels; hat am I missing?

Comment 4 Arcady Genkin (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-04-26 11:04:55 UTC
For the record, the original reporter emailed me that he, at the moment, was not
able to reproduce the bug himself.  He will try again in a week when he'll have
a new system to install.  Marking this bug as REMIND.
Comment 5 Leif Brown 2002-05-02 14:57:17 UTC
This is repeatable with ALSA 0.5.12a, but isn't a problem with ALSA 0.9x.

Since 0.9x is unmasked (and default for new installs), this should never bother
anybody again.

I suggest changing resolution to WONTFIX, or LATER, FIXED when the 0.5 series
driver has been masked.