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Thanks for the reply Pierre.  I checked into the blfs book, but it 
merely says "these five chapters will cover alsa" and then gives you a 
basic "type configure && make".  This is obviously not going to answer 
the questions below. :)  Any other thoughts?

Dave


On 06/19/2011 11:22 PM, Pierre Lorenzon wrote:
> Hi,
>
> It looks like to me such questions are well answered in the
> blfs book. I personnaly think that the latter is a very good
> tool to build his own custom distro.
>
> Bests
>
> Pierre
>
>
> From: David Henderson<dhenderson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject:  First post
> Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2011 14:41:08 -0400
>
>> Hi everyone!  I'm currently expanding my knowledge of GNU/Linux to
>> include building packages from scratch towards an overall goal of a
>> custom distro.  So far, I have a nice base for a command line OS, but
>> want to expand into the multimedia aspect.  Alsa was my first (only?)
>> choice for the audio portion, but I'm running into problems.  The alsa
>> site is somewhat overwhelming to newbies and is easy to get lost.  I
>> have a few questions below from which I hope I can find help.  All
>> contributions are greatly appreciated. :)
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Dave
>>
>>
>> 1) Currently I have downloaded alsa-driver, alsa-lib, and alsa-utils
>> packages.  Is there an order in which these packages need to be compiled
>> and installed?
>>
>> 2) I'm currently running the relatively new Linux kernel 2.6.33 so do I
>> need the alsa-driver package?
>>
>> 3) I've been able to successfully compile the alsa-lib package and
>> install it in the custom distro.  When I try to compile the alsa-utils
>> package, I constantly get the error:
>>
>> checking for libasound headers version>= 1.0.16... not present.
>> configure: error: Sufficiently new version of libasound not found.
>>
>> I'm actually using an existing Kubuntu installation to build the
>> packages for my custom distro.  As a result, after I compiled the newer
>> alsa-lib, I didn't install the package into the Kubuntu OS, but rather a
>> staging directory (/opt/staging/alsa).  I'm sure the reason this is
>> failing is because it's probably looking for /usr/lib/... or some other
>> default location.  How do I tell the configure script for the alsa-utils
>> to look in the staging directory for the header files it needs?
>>
>>
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