ALSA OSS-1.0.12

Introduction to ALSA OSS

The ALSA OSS package contains the ALSA OSS compatibility library. This is used by programs which wish to use the ALSA OSS sound interface.



The ALSA OSS package has not been tested by the BLFS editors.

Package Information

ALSA OSS Dependencies


ALSA Library-1.0.13

User Notes:

Installation of ALSA OSS

Install ALSA OSS by running the following commands:

./configure &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Configuring ALSA OSS

Configuration Information

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/ 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.


Installed Program: aoss
Installed Libraries: libalsatoss.{so,a}, libaoss.{so,a}, and libossredir.a
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions


is a simple wrapper script which facilitates the use of the ALSA OSS compatibility library. It just sets the appropriate LD_PRELOAD path and then runs the command.

Last updated on 2007-04-04 14:42:53 -0500