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Bug 529098 - media-sound/apulse should install libraries in /usr/$LIBDIR/apulse
Summary: media-sound/apulse should install libraries in /usr/$LIBDIR/apulse
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: AMD64 Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Jauhien Piatlicki (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-11-12 23:58 UTC by pierre
Modified: 2014-12-01 16:04 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

proposed ebuild (apulse-0.1.2-r1.ebuild,1.54 KB, text/plain)
2014-11-13 22:42 UTC, pierre

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Description pierre 2014-11-12 23:58:01 UTC
apulse is essentially focus on making skype usable on a pulseaudio free system. thus it should be installed locally, and should advise users to run "apulse skype" manually, rather than globally, where other programs (like google-chrome for example ) can think pulseaudio is really installed and get confused...
Comment 1 pierre 2014-11-13 00:05:27 UTC
Comment 2 pierre 2014-11-13 00:13:21 UTC
Portage 2.2.8-r2 (default/linux/amd64/13.0, gcc-4.8.3, glibc-2.19-r1, 3.16.5-gentoo x86_64)
System uname: Linux-3.16.5-gentoo-x86_64-AMD_E2-1800_APU_with_Radeon-tm-_HD_Graphics-with-gentoo-2.2
KiB Mem:     3640652 total,   1801704 free
KiB Swap:    4194300 total,   4191600 free
Timestamp of tree: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 17:45:01 +0000
ld GNU ld (Gentoo 2.24 p1.4) 2.24
ccache version 3.1.9 [enabled]
app-shells/bash:          4.2_p53
dev-lang/perl:            5.18.2-r2
dev-lang/python:          2.7.7, 3.3.5-r1, 3.4.1
dev-util/ccache:          3.1.9-r3
dev-util/pkgconfig:       0.28-r1
sys-apps/baselayout:      2.2
sys-apps/openrc:          0.12.4
sys-apps/sandbox:         2.6-r1
sys-devel/autoconf:       2.69
sys-devel/automake:       1.11.6, 1.13.4
sys-devel/binutils:       2.24-r3
sys-devel/gcc:            4.8.3
sys-devel/gcc-config:     1.7.3
sys-devel/libtool:        2.4.2-r1
sys-devel/make:           4.0-r1
sys-kernel/linux-headers: 3.13 (virtual/os-headers)
sys-libs/glibc:           2.19-r1
Repositories: gentoo mobile
CFLAGS="-march=k8 -msse3 -O2 -pipe"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/share/gnupg/qualified.txt"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/ca-certificates.conf /etc/env.d /etc/fonts/fonts.conf /etc/gconf /etc/gentoo-release /etc/revdep-rebuild /etc/sandbox.d /etc/terminfo"
CXXFLAGS="-march=k8 -msse3 -O2 -pipe"
FCFLAGS="-O2 -pipe"
FEATURES="assume-digests binpkg-logs buildpkg ccache config-protect-if-modified distlocks ebuild-locks fixlafiles merge-sync news parallel-fetch preserve-libs protect-owned sandbox sfperms strict unknown-features-warn unmerge-logs unmerge-orphans userfetch userpriv usersandbox usersync"
FFLAGS="-O2 -pipe"
GENTOO_MIRRORS="rsync:// rsync://"
LDFLAGS="-Wl,-O1 -Wl,--as-needed"
PORTAGE_RSYNC_OPTS="--recursive --links --safe-links --perms --times --omit-dir-times --compress --force --whole-file --delete --stats --human-readable --timeout=180 --exclude=/distfiles --exclude=/local --exclude=/packages"
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Comment 3 pierre 2014-11-13 02:24:54 UTC
one could change 
local mycmakeargs="-DAPULSEPATH=${EPREFIX}/usr/$(get_libdir)"


local mycmakeargs="-DAPULSEPATH=${EPREFIX}/usr/$(get_libdir)/apulse"

in apulse ebuild. 

but then in amd64 system, /usr/bin/apulse points on the wrong path (/usr/lib64/apulse).

so in amd64, /usr/lib64/apulse/libpulse* should not be compiled (adding -abi_x86_64 , is it possible??) and lib64 should be turn to lib32 in /usr/bin/apulse

if that's the choosen solution, I can't wait to see how you do that in an ebuild!
Comment 4 pierre 2014-11-13 22:42:12 UTC
Created attachment 389270 [details]
proposed ebuild

here is the best I can come with...
I'm not good with ebuild, and worst with multilib!

lib are installed in /usr/lib(32/64)/apulse
if system abi is x84, it does nothing special
if system abi is amd64, it compiles only if abi_x86_32 is set, and removes lib64 files (useless aren't they?) , remove /usr/bin/x_86_64-pc-linux-gnu-apulse, and links /usr/bin/apulse to  /usr/bin/i686-pc-linux-gnu-apulse
Comment 5 Jauhien Piatlicki (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2014-11-13 22:48:19 UTC
> if system abi is amd64, it compiles only if abi_x86_32 is set, and removes lib64 files (useless aren't they?)

A bad idea. apulse can be usefull for 64-bit software as well. I will just change the installation directory of libraries, nothing more. Then, probably, I will modify skype .desktop file to start skype with the appropriate apulse tool and remind user to use it when skype started from command line (or may be will replace skype executable with the script).
Comment 6 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2014-11-15 08:15:26 UTC
Skype won't find the libs any more when their install location is changed, i.e. it would have to be started with the wrapper which isn't necessary at the moment.

Also chromium[-pulseaudio] shouldn't look for any pulseaudio libs.
Comment 7 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2014-11-15 17:49:57 UTC
Sorry, seems that I missed the last part of comment #5.

> (or may be will replace skype executable with the script).

With this, things would be fine of course.
Comment 8 godlike64 2014-11-19 07:25:53 UTC
Related to this bug, current apulse (media-sound/apulse-0.1.2-r2) breaks Firefox when trying to play back any video (even Youtube). I gather this is because Firefox thinks (naively) that Pulse is installed and tries to call library functions which are not implemented, hence crashing miserably.

Current equery -f for apulse:

# equery f apulse
 * Searching for apulse ...
 * Contents of media-sound/apulse-0.1.2-r2:
/usr/bin/apulse -> x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-apulse
/usr/lib32/ ->
/usr/lib32/ ->
/usr/lib64/ ->
/usr/lib64/ ->

Could apulse's library locations/filenames be changed, as well as Skype's .desktop file? Or at least ewarn the user of how Skype should be started when USE=apulse. It is clear from the upstream bug that apulse devs will not implement additional functions (nor should they, since apulse is a way not to use pulse :).

The proposed ebuild in this bugzilla has the following files registered after installed:

# equery f apulse
 * Searching for apulse ...
 * Contents of media-sound/apulse-0.1.2-r3:
/usr/bin/apulse -> i686-pc-linux-gnu-apulse
/usr/lib32/apulse/ ->
/usr/lib32/apulse/ ->

With those, I can confirm that Firefox does not crash anymore, and Skype works normally when started via `apulse skype` (without apulse, as expected, no sound at all).

In case it's needed, my emerge --info:
Comment 9 Daniel Solano Gómez 2014-12-01 03:49:07 UTC
I have run into this issue as well.   I have found that simply making the change to the mycmakeargs is good enough.  Launching skype via /usr/bin/i686-pc-linux-gnu-apulse seems to work well enough for me.  Ensuring that the skype ebuild installs a desktop file with the appropriate path when using the apulse flag (and perhaps an ewarn/einfo noting how to launch skype) is probably the best way to resolve this issue.
Comment 10 Jauhien Piatlicki (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2014-12-01 16:00:51 UTC

>  01 Dec 2014; Jauhien Piatlicki <> +apulse-0.1.4.ebuild,
>  -apulse-0.1.1.ebuild, -apulse-0.1.2-r1.ebuild, -apulse-0.1.2-r2.ebuild:
>  version bump (bug #529042), fix bug #529098