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Bug 456214 - media-sound/alsa-utils: Stop installing the obsolete alsaconf command
Summary: media-sound/alsa-utils: Stop installing the obsolete alsaconf command
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo ALSA team
Depends on:
Blocks: 301679 466476
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Reported: 2013-02-08 19:43 UTC by Samuli Suominen (RETIRED)
Modified: 2013-05-09 21:48 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Samuli Suominen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-02-08 19:43:15 UTC
- alsaconf is only useful with ISA and PCMCIA cards

- update-modules script that was installed with module-init-tools is no longer installed with kmod, and the script was no-op:
file :

- our documentation might have to be updated to drop the alsaconf references

and we have bug 455370, see discussion there

futher, from Freenode #systemd (udev):

21:21 < falconindy> ssuominen: i would urge you to drop alsaconf.
21:22 < kay> what's update-modules?
21:22 < falconindy> but even upstream wants it to die.
21:22 < falconindy> "The only valid use-case for alsaconf is aiding the configuration of ISA sound cards."
21:22 < falconindy> ISA.
21:23 < notting> ISA???
21:23 < ssuominen> kay: I just realized update-modules is specific script that was installed with module-init-tools on Debian, Gentoo, ...
21:23  * notting tries to remember how many years ago we dropped sndconfig
21:23 < ssuominen> distro-specific issue
21:23 < kay> pcmcia sounds cards :)
Comment 1 Samuli Suominen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-04-18 05:30:36 UTC
Found out the root cause why alsaconf is currently broken, it's because depmod from kmod doesn't create modules.pcimap file anymore:

/usr/sbin/alsaconf:    done < $MODDIR/modules.pcimap >> $1

But in mailing list the general consensus is to drop alsaconf so it doesn't really matter.
Comment 2 Samuli Suominen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-04-19 15:45:42 UTC
dropped in 1.0.26-r3