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Re: Warning to Debian users of Alsa

The relevant bug in the Debian Bug Tracking System appears to be 369412:


The next version, libasound2-1.0.11-6, is supposed to have fixed the
bug.  I upgraded to -6, and it works fine here.  (I never tried -5.)

However, one user reported problems with -6 too (see the above link).

You can back up to a previous version.  Assuming your system is
configured to keep .deb files (for example, by adding the line

APT::Clean-Installed "false";

in the file /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/80apt), you can find all your
available packages with

ls /var/cache/apt/archives/libasound2*

and install one using, for example,

dpkg -i /var/cache/apt/archives/libasound2_1.0.11-3_i386.deb

    - Jim Van Zandt

Lukas Loehrer <listaddr1@gmx.net> wrote:

> the Debian package 
> libasound2-1.0.11-5
> appears to be broken. After updating, I could not even run "aplay". I
> had to go back to:
> libasound2-1.0.11-4
> available from:
> http://snapshot.debian.net/archive/2006/05/20/debian/pool/main/a/alsa-lib/libasound2_1.0.11-4_i386.deb
> Best regards, Lukas

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