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.



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Package Information

ALSA OSS Dependencies



Installation of ALSA OSS

Install ALSA OSS by running the following commands:

./configure --disable-static &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.


Installed Program: aoss
Installed Libraries:,, 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