[alsa-devel] Per-host .asoundrc on shared $HOME
mark at xwax.org
Tue Apr 23 22:41:27 CEST 2013
There is a very old thread  on alsa-user on this topic which seems to
go through some yucky solutions. I have the same use case, and post some
Since pre-2003 alsa-lib calls wordexp(3) on the filenames. I am using the
patch below in /usr/share/alsa/alsa.conf
It follows a precedent set by other files such as .Xdefaults-hostname.
I'd submit a patch, except there seems to be no guarantee that HOSTNAME is
in the environment (on Slackware it is explicitly set in /etc/profile.)
Without it I can only see a bash local variable.
>From the old thread I imagine this function (or at least this mail) would
be useful to others.
Would it be better to patch the C code to provide a token (eg. '\h') that
is substituted by the hostname? Or is it enough to assume that HOSTNAME
would be set?
I didn't consider short vs. long hostnames, I suppose $HOSTNAME gives the
user/admin some control over this.
may work, but I don't see that forking a process is an option.
--- alsa.conf.orig 2013-04-23 21:22:45.105454493 +0100
+++ alsa.conf 2013-04-23 21:16:41.707053308 +0100
@@ -17,6 +17,7 @@
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