Comment 18 for bug 696841

@BB: that's PulseAudio *through* ALSA, as opposed to native PulseAudio. You did select ALSA. That's the whole point.

@bdrung: Recommends can be disabled. Putting the ALSA input & output in the default package, and the PulseAudio input & output in a separate package is not much short of idiotic for a PulseAudio-based distribution. That is the main reason why this bug hit in the first place.