[CM] snd and ALSA

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Wed, 26 Jun 2002 10:38:28 -0700

> Does a snd compiled with alsa also work with oss, or do I _have_ to
> use alsa then (I'd like to enable ALSA for the debian package but not
> every user has alsa).

If alsa is linked statically into snd then if alsa is not
present in the system snd will autoswitch to using oss. If
alsa is dynamically linked, snd will not be able to start if
alsa is not installed.

In my snd rpms I create a separate package for an "oss only"
snd that does not include alsa at all.

-- Fernando