[Slackbuilds-users] ham/qrq: Pulseaudio or OSS sound support?

Willy Sudiarto Raharjo willysr at slackbuilds.org
Tue Mar 7 03:48:12 UTC 2017

> One of the package scripts I have been granted permission to take over
> is ham/qrq, a Morse Code speed trainer.  The version of the script
> currently in the repository builds with support of OSS sound.
> Unfortunately, on my Slackware 14.2 and Slackware64 14.2 VMs, qrq fails
> at runtime with a message that /dev/dsp could not be found.  I have
> patched the build script to build with Pulseaudio support which is the
> default for the qrq package's source Makefile.  I have confirmed on both
> VMs and my Salix 14.2 host that qrq works with Pulseaudio "out of the
> box".
> To alert script users of the changes I have added a note to the README
> and a short comment in the qrq.slackbuilds script.  Are these adequate
> steps to take or should I leave the script to build OSS support by
> default and alert Pulseaudio (and I presume by extension ALSA) users of
> the needed change?  Given the Pulseaudio support in Slackware 14.2 I'd
> like to think that building Pulseaudio support is now the correct step
> to take.
> I'd like to get some feedback on this list before submitting the updated
> slackbuild tarball.

Since pulseaudio is now supported in Slackware and OSS is deprecated,
it's wise to provide out-of-the-box functionality for the package.

Please make a note in the comment section so that it will be included in
the git commit message.

Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

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