[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
Fri Nov 25 10:28:13 UTC 2016

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.


[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.
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