[alsa-devel] Next steps

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Tue May 29 19:06:22 CEST 2007

At Tue, 29 May 2007 11:52:55 -0500 (CDT),
chris at idlelion.net wrote:
> On Tue, 29 May 2007, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> > At Tue, 29 May 2007 09:55:22 -0500 (CDT),
> > chris at idlelion.net wrote:
> >> Which source (package)(s) should I have?
> >
> > The driver codes are usually included in the kernel source tree.  What
> > you've seen are the alsa-lib and alsa-utils packages, I guess.
> >
> > Anyway, if you want to debug the driver, build the alsa driver
> > externally from the latest ALSA HG tree.  So, there is no
> > corresponding "distro packages" at all.
> > Takashi
> Thanks!
> As it happens, I'm going to a talk on Mercurial tonight.
> There are a bunch of repositories. Would I want Driver or Kernel?

Both alsa-driver and alsa-kernel are repos for ALSA drivers, so you
need both.  The latter contains the source codes to be merged to linux
kernel tree while the former contains the stuff for building the

It's not always necessary to use HG version of alsa-lib, utils and
others.  But, at least, it's safe and recommended to use the latest
version of alsa-lib and utils together with alsa-driver.


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