[pulseaudio-discuss] [0.9.17]Missing audio-headset-bluetooth icon terminates pavucontrol

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Fri Sep 18 11:50:00 PDT 2009

On Fri, 18.09.09 14:28, Peter Hurley (phurley at charter.net) wrote:

> Hi Lennart,


> Turns out this is more easily said than done.  The new libcanberra
> dependency is a fair bit of work to resolve.

They invented distributions so that you don't have deal with dependencies.

> Also, I'm not clear why the udev detection code isn't considered
> experimental in pulseaudio.  Deprecating module-detect already seems
> a bit hasty.  module-udev-detect depends on a version of udev that's
> barely 3 months old.  Additionally, even with the revised udev, some
> fairly graceless means of making that work are employed.

PA makes use of features from the latest kernel, latest udev, latest
gcc, latest glibc. I cannot see what could be wrong with that. PA is
after all a low-level component of today's Linux system, so either
upgrade it with the rest of the OS, or don't at all.

> Based on the shortcomings of udev exposed by pulseaudio's usage,


> perhaps pushing for a more appropriate udev messaging
> sequence/device enumeration/driver status makes sense?

I don't see why. I have been working with upstream udev to integrate
the necessary work in udev upstream, and hence I depend on a recent
udev version. What you are asking me instread is adding all kinds of
wrkarounds to PA itself to keep compat with old udev versions? That
would be simply the wrong way, problems should be fixed where they
are, not worked around. 


Lennart Poettering                        Red Hat, Inc.
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