On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 7:22 PM, Paulo Matias email@example.com wrote:
If the user wants ALSA back, she only needs to remove the OSS package.
So this means that the two systems can't coexist... I can't say I like it (I may prefer to use a particular sound system for a certain feature the other one misses) but at the moment I don't think there are other solutions.
In the install script (take a look at http://aur.archlinux.org/packages/oss-testing/oss-testing/oss.install),
We'll have to talk about that file (maybe in private, I'm hijacking the thread and it isn't nice), in particular about the removal of libflashsupport, which is also provided in libflashsupport-pulse, a package I've been wanting to move to [community] for a while.
No users had complained about problems restoring ALSA, so I think this problem was present only in old packages, packaged by past maintainers.
Yeah, I got it with oss-linux-free, IIRC. Anyway, I *personally* think that no package should touch files owned by other packages, even though it seems harmless and reversible. I'd like to hear from others about this, though.