[alsa-devel] [Fwd: Re: [pulseaudio-discuss] pulseaudio debug mode]
gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Mon Jul 26 11:26:58 CEST 2010
'Twas brillig, and Raymond Yau at 26/07/10 04:22 did gyre and gimble:
> But I have another question ,
> did update manager stop pulseaudio server when the update manager want to
> update pulseaudio package ?
> Actually I don't notice yum -y update stop the PA server if it updated
> pulseaudio package (install new pulseaudio and remove old pulseaudio
> package) and restart PA server on Fedora 10
PA is *not* restarted when a new version is installed and I suspect this
does not happen on Fedora either (but I could be wrong).
The reason is that PA is a per-user daemon, not a system service. If
three users were logged in, then each of their PA servers would need to
be killed and restarted but due to console-kit, only the active user
would get access to the devices which could cause enumeration issues etc.
It could maybe be handled better, but doing so would be rather complex.
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