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Old 07-07-2004, 11:37 PM   #1
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Problems installing alsa-lib from CVS!!

This is the url to the instructions that I am trying to perform:

I am basically trying to install ALSA to support my audigyLS sound card on a Mandrake 10.0 box with a 2.6 kernel. I am able to use compile the alsa-drivers, but unable to compile the alsa-lib. I am able to execute the command: "./cvscompile", but when I run the "make install" command it ends with the following output:

make[3]: Entering directory `/usr/src/alsacvs/alsa-lib/src'
/bin/sh ../mkinstalldirs /usr/lib
/bin/sh ../libtool --mode=install /usr/bin/install -c /usr/lib/
/usr/bin/install -c .libs/ /usr/lib/
/usr/bin/install: cannot stat `.libs/': No such file or directory
make[3]: *** [install-libLTLIBRARIES] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/alsacvs/alsa-lib/src'
make[2]: *** [install-am] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/alsacvs/alsa-lib/src'
make[1]: *** [install-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/alsacvs/alsa-lib/src'
make: *** [install-recursive] Error 1

Does anyone know what this means at all?
Old 07-08-2004, 04:30 AM   #2
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Basically it means that the necessary file (libs/ does not exist on your system (and so cannot be copied to /usr/lib, as the install is trying to do).

CVS is inherently unstable as people patch and upgrade things; I would physically look in /usr/src/alsacvs/alsa-lib/src/libs and see if the file is there in the first place, then I would check and see if it's somewhere in the tree, but just not where the install is looking for it, then I would check and see if it was in the CVS tree at all (you can look through many CVS trees on the Web), and then I would check the homepage you're starting from (why is it not , the official ALSA site?) and see if there are any dependencies that need to be installed beforehand that you may have missed.

Or I would decide to skip all that and see if the most recent official ALSA packages for my distribution actually supported the card.

Hope this helps.
Old 07-08-2004, 09:08 PM   #3
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Funny thing is that the file: "" is available on my system. The only thing is that I copied it to the "/usr/src/alsacvs/alsa-lib/srca" directory rather than the "/usr/lib" directory. I could not really interpret the make install output so I will try to put the file in the "/usr/lib" directory and let you guys know what happens.

Thanks Alot for the Help!


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