rdesktop uses /dev/dsp

Bug #231997 reported by Lee Revell on 2008-05-19
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
rdesktop (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

rdesktop uses the obsolete /dev/dsp sound API. Among other problems, this prevents
sharing of the soundcard without having to use a sound server. No program in a modern
distro should still be using this API, it should use ALSA.

root@chronopolis:~# strings /usr/bin/rdesktop | grep dsp
OSS output driver, default device: /dev/dsp or $AUDIODEV

root@chronopolis:~# ldd /usr/bin/rdesktop | grep asound
root@chronopolis:~# strings /usr/bin/rdesktop | grep asound
root@chronopolis:~# strings /usr/bin/rdesktop | grep alsa

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Richard Seguin (sectech) wrote :

Thank you for reporting this issue, could you please indicate what version of ubuntu you are running? and what version of rdesktop you have?


Richard Seguin

* Marking bug incomplete pending enough information to triage

Changed in rdesktop:
status: New → Incomplete
Lee Revell (rlrevell) wrote :

rlrevell@chronopolis:~$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 8.04
Release: 8.04

rlrevell@chronopolis:~$ apt-cache policy rdesktop
  Installed: 1.5.0-3+cvs20071006
  Candidate: 1.5.0-3+cvs20071006
  Version table:
 *** 1.5.0-3+cvs20071006 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Richard Seguin (sectech) wrote :

Thanks for reporting this bug and any supporting documentation. Since this bug has enough information provided for a developer to begin work, I'm going to mark it as confirmed and let them handle it from here. Thanks for taking the time to make Ubuntu better!

Changed in rdesktop:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package rdesktop - 1.6.0-0ubuntu1

rdesktop (1.6.0-0ubuntu1) intrepid; urgency=low

  * merge new upstream version. LP: #235160
  * new upstream fixes security issues. LP: #228193
  * replace x-dev with libx11-dev in build-depends.
  * build with alsa support. add libasound2-dev and libsamplerate to build
    dependencies. LP: #231997

 -- Reinhard Tartler <email address hidden> Tue, 27 May 2008 23:48:23 +0200

Changed in rdesktop:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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