Package Details: oss 4.2_2011-3

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: oss
Description: Open Sound System UNIX audio architecture
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Keywords: oss
Licenses: GPL2
Conflicts: libflashsupport-oss-git, libflashsupport-oss-nonfree, oss-git, oss-nonfree
Submitter: keenerd
Maintainer: alexdw
Last Packager: alexdw
Votes: 36
Popularity: 2.498274
First Submitted: 2013-09-25 11:25
Last Updated: 2015-06-08 20:30

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Xylemon commented on 2016-04-13 06:10

Thanks for the response alexdw,

1) I am not sure if there are any, but if you're going for a 'standard' OSS install then I guess the PKGBUILD should be left as is (I can always edit it in anyway I suppose). There is currently talk of some new OSS work, I'll suggest this feature to be upstreamed.

2) Sure, I'll look into this soon.

alexdw commented on 2016-04-10 11:10

@Xylemon: You're welcome, and thank you for your suggestions.

1) Are there any disadvantages to changing this config setting?
If not then shouldn't this be suggested as an upstream change to OSS?
Generally I have tried to keep this AUR package as close to the 'standard' OSS as possible.

2) I don't know how to do this but feel free to branch this oss AUR package into an 'oss-openrc' for this purpose.

Xylemon commented on 2016-04-08 18:06

Hi, I wanted to thank you for providing OSS support on Arch and I have two suggests to help improve the experience:

1) You should add this bit right before the configure process:

sed -e "s;grc_max=3;grc_max=6;g" -i "setup/srcconf.c"
sed -e "s;GRC_MAX_QUALITY=3;GRC_MAX_QUALITY=6;g" -i "configure"

It allows you to use additional high quality resamplers in Vmix by editing the configure script. Credit to the funtoo ebuild for this one.

2) Could you (or perhaps we could) make an openrc version of this PKGBUILD? This would be great for people who don't want to use systemd.

alexdw commented on 2015-08-10 19:44

@Geistesblitz: I'm not sure I fully understand what you're getting at, or how it relates to this AUR oss package.

Similarly, I can't find a new version of oss that would mean this one is out of date, so I've removed the out-of-date flag.

Geistesblitz commented on 2015-08-10 13:55

I really can't do a thing. The scripts should be more powerful for a noobie as me because the kernel's always changing and the compatibility is not always full.
I wish that the autobuild system:PKGBUILD should do more things, better, with a richer log in which we could learn exactly the entire steps that are needed to use this professional sound system in our lives.
Offtopic: I wish that Linus should implement OSS by default , entirely , because as I think it is : there are better maths in the code that there are in ALSA, maybe I'm completly wrong but that's what I've heard...
The FreeBSD guys would be happy if the porting system would be far easier.
Still Offtopic : why ARchlinux have lost the allmightlypower rc.conf ...
That was something , the BSD hierarchy is far more simple : rc.conf, loader.conf and you almost done . You should really fusion with this guys: Arch+Gentoo+FreeBSD = DeathofMicrosoft.

doru001 commented on 2015-06-26 18:49

@alexdw: Thank you, it works. The kernel update from 4.0.5 to 4.0.6 was required. The change of mirror I'm not sure.

alexdw commented on 2015-06-25 20:47

@doru001: That looks like an issue with the particular mirror rather than anything with this specific package. I just tried and this package works for me (with latest kernel: 4.0.6).

doru001 commented on 2015-06-25 10:27

sudo /usr/bin/pacman -U /home/user/bin/aur/oss/oss-4.2_2011-3-i686.pkg.tar.xz /home/user/bin/aur/oss/libflashsupport-oss-4.2_2011-3-i686.pkg.tar.xz
error: failed retrieving file 'linux-headers-4.0.5-1-i686.pkg.tar.xz' from : The requested URL returned error: 404

alexdw commented on 2015-06-01 22:47

Updated (4.2_2011-3) with a patch for gcc-5.
See: (the part on "extern inline")

alexdw commented on 2015-05-31 09:53

Correction: building OSS is broken with current gcc version - thanks @ruegerjr for the information.

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