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Bug 219010 - alsa-tools does not build on ppc
Summary: alsa-tools does not build on ppc
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: alsa-tools
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Jackson
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: FE-ExcludeArch-ppc64, F-ExcludeArch-ppc64 F-ExcludeArch-ppc
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-12-09 10:05 UTC by Tim Jackson
Modified: 2009-12-17 13:14 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: latest (F8,F9,devel)
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-06-20 18:47:28 UTC

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Description Tim Jackson 2006-12-09 10:05:04 UTC
Building on ppc fails with:

/builddir/build/BUILD/alsa-tools-1.0.12/sb16_csp/cspctl.c:100: undefined
reference to `__invalid_size_argument_for_IOC'

(see jobs 22627 and 22645)

I *suspect* this might be because some (all?) of the tools don't actually make
sense on PPC, because it may be that it's physically impossible to use them on
PPC hardware. (I could be wrong here though; I know almost zero about PPC). Some
web searching hasn't immediately thrown up any answers. 

However, in any case, if you use PPC and require alsa-tools (or know more about
this problem), please comment on this bug.

Comment 1 Mamoru TASAKA 2008-03-16 13:09:20 UTC
gentoo's workaround:

Comment 2 David Woodhouse 2008-03-16 17:59:10 UTC
The problem is that the SNDRV_SB_CSP_IOCTL_LOAD_CODE ioctl has a size which is
too large for many architectures, including PPC. This should probably be done

Gentoo's workaround of just disabling sb16_csp on PPC seems reasonable, given
that the kernel side isn't built there either.

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 02:29:42 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 4 Tim Jackson 2008-05-19 21:57:19 UTC
Thanks for the pointer.

Fixed and in the update queue for F-8 and F-9, also built in rawhide. Feedback

Comment 5 Michael Shigorin 2009-12-17 13:14:43 UTC
JFYI, it seems to build on ALT Linux/ppc:
$ rpm -qlvp files/ppc/RPMS/alsa-tools-1.0.18-alt1.ppc.rpm | grep cspctl
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root    root             8208 Nov 13  2008 /usr/bin/cspctl

Not sure if it's worth bothering, maybe to clean up the messy spec a little bit.

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