[PlanetCCRMA] kernel and alsa source package issues

Steve Arnold sarnold@arnolds.dhs.org
Thu Dec 5 17:31:01 2002


Okay, here's my summary (i'll try to keep it concise).

1) The kernel-source rpm needs the ia64 header files added under:


Currently, only the asm-i386 header files are there.  Unless you 
know of another way to get around that error...

2) The alsa-driver src.rpm files won't install on a custom kernel. 
Your packages look for a CCRMA kernel name (and /lib/modules dir) 
but if you build your own kernel, then you end up with this:


I'm still not sure why your alsa-driver tar file (inside the rpm) 
won't unpack for me.  Even if I extract it manually, which always 
works fine, if I try to un-bzip it, it croaks.  I guess if I did a 
cvs checkout using the -D switch and your cvs date, then I could 
have the retrieved the same code as in your package.  But I didn't 
think about that until just now...

Here's the error:

bzip2: Data integrity error when decompressing.
	Input file = alsa-20020820.180035.tar.bz2, output file = 

It is possible that the compressed file(s) have become corrupted.
You can use the -tvv option to test integrity of such files.

You can use the `bzip2recover' program to attempt to recover
data from undamaged sections of corrupted files.

bzip2: Deleting output file alsa-20020820.180035.tar, if it exists.

I suppose it could be an issue on my machine, but at this point I 
don't see what it could be.  [break to test something]  Now this is 
really weird.  I installed the alsa-driver src.rpms (both mine and 
yours).  When I try to unzip the tarballs in the SOURCES dir, they 
both fail with the above error.  If I go back to the alsa CVS dir 
(which I retrieved the other night) and try zipping or unzipping any 
of the packages created by your get-cvs script, they all work fine. 
  Even the same one I put into my src.rpm (the same one that fails 
after I extract it from the rpm).  What the hell is this?  Some kind 
of rpm bug?

If you want, I'll send you the src.rpm I built from the current cvs 
code.  I'm not sure what good it would do, but you can have it if 
you want it.

The issue with the alsa-foo-xxx.src.rpms goes beyond tar file 
corruption; we need a generic enough src.rpm file that will build on 
both stock CCRMA binary kernels, as well as custom-built kernels.

I'm not enough of an rpm guru for this one, but it could probably be 
done with apt-get.  I'll leave it up to you how best to solve the 
alsa problem; the first one is easy.

Thanks for all the good work so far; I hope to have time to play 
with the audio stuff soon...