[pulseaudio-discuss] [PATCH] Add env vars for PA_ALSA_PATHS_DIR and PA_ALSA_PROFILE_SETS_DIR

Albert Astals Cid albert.astals at canonical.com
Thu Dec 1 11:55:07 UTC 2016

On Fri, Nov 25, 2016 at 11:28 AM, Albert Astals Cid
<albert.astals at canonical.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 24, 2016 at 9:51 PM, Tanu Kaskinen <tanuk at iki.fi> wrote:
>> On Wed, 2016-11-23 at 17:10 +0100, Albert Astals Cid wrote:
>>> Helps making pulseaudio relocatable
>> Could you provide more information in the commit message about what use
>> case requires pulseaudio to be relocatable?
> In this particular case is making pulseaudio part of a snap file [1]
> But it seems somehow the problem we were having has been solved in a
> different way by a colleague, i need to find out what he did and if we
> still want to pursue this patch approach or not.

Ok, so no there was no solution, just that i was using the tooling
wrong and it was picking up a library i had built somewhere else with
a hardcoded path in it ^_^

So i've updated the patch to be just one environment variable named

What do you think?


> Cheers,
>   Albert
> [1] http://snapcraft.io/
>> The existing convention for environment variable names is to use
>> "PULSE_" as the prefix, and I think this patch should use the same
>> convention.
>> I think it would be better to add an environment variable for the data
>> directory (/usr/share/pulseaudio). If and when we install more things
>> to the data directory in the future, we would have to create more
>> environment variables just to keep the relocation support working if
>> each thing in the data directory needs a separate environment variable.
>> --
>> Tanu
>> https://www.patreon.com/tanuk
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