Package Details: oss-nonfree 4.2_2019-1

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Package Base: oss-nonfree
Description: Open Sound System UNIX audio architecture (including nonfree drivers)
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Keywords: oss
Licenses: custom:4Front Commercial License
Conflicts: libflashsupport-oss, libflashsupport-oss-git, oss, oss-git
Provides: oss
Submitter: alexdw
Maintainer: alexdw
Last Packager: alexdw
Votes: 15
Popularity: 0.000004
First Submitted: 2013-06-23 13:17
Last Updated: 2019-04-22 17:44

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seawright commented on 2019-10-10 22:39

See my reply to Mowgli's post on Open Sound System forum:

alexdw commented on 2019-08-31 21:23

This suggests another upstream patch/release will be required to make oss work with 5.2+ kernels:

Midna commented on 2019-08-27 01:34

Please note that the current build of OSS v4 (OSS v4.2 build 2019) does not appear to function for 5.2+ kernels.

For oss-nonfree, the error happens during soundon. See error details at: The log actually lists every kernel module as being "invalid ELF objects", although this might not be the main culprit.

However, the package still works for the linux-lts kernel (currently 4.19.68-lts) up to 5.1+ kernels (tested for 5.1.19).

alexdw commented on 2019-04-22 17:54

Updated (4.2_2019-1) for new release - OSS v4.2 build 2019:

Now working again with Arch (kernel 5.0.8).

tedbell commented on 2018-02-26 09:30

Hi! I'm a novice to PKGBUILD. What I did was extract the source and replace the file in the source tarball. Then I updated the sums with makepkg -g >> PKGBUILD because updpkgsums didn't work. I tried doing it your way and the patch seemed to apply ok but I guess it didn't get packaged.

alexdw commented on 2018-02-25 16:16

I'll have a look, though generally I wouldn't want to modify the sources but instead include the patch itself and have the PKGBUILD apply that.

alexdw commented on 2018-02-25 16:14

@tedbell: Thanks! There should be information here on uploading to AUR: But if you prefer to email for me to do it, then I think my address is at the top of the PKGBUILD files (as Maintainer).

tedbell commented on 2018-02-25 16:13

I have the updated oss-linux-v4.2-2017-amd64.tar.bz2 with the patched osscore.c and a PKGBUILD with updated sums.

tedbell commented on 2018-02-25 16:07

I'm not set up for that and not sure how to do it. Can I email you the files somehow? I've compiled this one and I will do the same for oss and oss-git

alexdw commented on 2018-02-25 12:52

@tedbell: That would be great. Or if you're set up for AUR contributions you could commit it directly? In fact, I could add you as a Co-Maintainer if you want? I don't actively use these OSS packages since I switched to a sound card that had native ALSA support.