[packman] VLC missing dependency (pulseaudio)

Hartmut spieluhr at ewetel.net
Tue Nov 20 22:44:18 CET 2012

Uninstall pulse without the two packages with dependencies and sound works.


Am 20.11.2012 21:25, schrieb Jonathan Fischer Friberg:
> Hi,
> I'm sorry if this has been brought up before. :)
> So here's the deal:
> VLC (the package 'vlc') is missing the package 'vlc-aout-pulse' as
> dependency.
> 'vlc-aout-pulse' is pulseaudio audio out for vlc.
> Since opensuse uses pulseaudio by default, this is pretty bad.
> As I understand it, if 'vlc-aout-pulse' is not present. vlc uses
> alsa, which sends the sound to pulseaudio.
> Not only is this bad because of the extra steps, it leads
> to actual problems with the sound.
> The problem I had was sound that stopped working after un-pause.
> Bug which I got the info from:
> http://trac.videolan.org/vlc/ticket/5043
> Regards,
> Jonathan
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