The ALSA Library package contains the ALSA library. This is used by programs (including ALSA Utilities) requiring access to the ALSA sound interface.
Download (HTTP): http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa/ftp/lib/alsa-lib-1.0.4.tar.bz2
Download (FTP): ftp://ftp.alsa-project.org/pub/lib/alsa-lib-1.0.4.tar.bz2
Download size: 560 KB
Estimated Disk space required: 24 MB
Estimated build time: 0.41 SBU
Install ALSA Library by running the following commands:
./configure --enable-static && make && make install
--enable-static: This switch is used to enable building the static library because some programs link against it.
As with most libraries, there is no configuration to do, save that the library directory i.e., /opt/lib or /usr/local/lib should appear in /etc/ld.so.conf so that ldd can find the shared libraries. After checking that this is the case, /sbin/ldconfig should be run while logged in as root.
The ALSA Library package contains aserver and the libasound library.