oss-compat - Open Sound System (OSS) compatibility package

Distribution: Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository: Debian Main amd64
Package name: oss-compat
Package version: 2+deb7u2
Package release:
Package architecture: amd64
Package type: deb
Installed size: 7 B
Download size: 4.92 KB
Official Mirror: ftp.br.debian.org
This package ensures that Open Sound System support is provided in some way. On Linux, it enables the ALSA compatibility modules. On other kernels where OSS is the default interface, no action is taken. The purpose of this package is for applications that only support OSS to depend on it, hence preventing common "/dev/dsp not found" errors that would confuse unexperienced users.




    Source package: oss-compat

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install oss-compat deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install oss-compat


    • /lib/oss-compat/linux
    • /usr/share/doc/oss-compat/changelog.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/oss-compat/copyright
    • /usr/share/lintian/overrides/oss-compat


    2014-09-23 - Stephen Kitt <skitt@debian.org> oss-compat (2+deb7u2) wheezy; urgency=medium * Give the correct destination when copying the new configuration file. (Closes: #762547.)

    2013-10-02 - Stephen Kitt <skitt@debian.org> oss-compat (2+deb7u1) wheezy; urgency=low * Use softdep directives in the modprobe configuration. (Closes: #660803.) * Remove oss-compat.conf when removing the package, so it doesn't load the OSS modules when configured but not installed. (Closes: #718241.)

    2012-03-05 - Christoph Egger <christoph@debian.org> oss-compat (2) unstable; urgency=low [ Stephen Kitt ] * Add VCS information. [ Christoph Egger ] * Team upload * Do not depend on module-init-tools * On linux it's transitional for kmod anyway * on kfreebsd it got uninstallable due to changes in module-init-tools recently (and there's nothing needed on kfreebsd) * Make package arch:any so we can simplify Depends: to kmod [linux-any]

    2012-01-15 - Stephen Kitt <steve@sk2.org> oss-compat (1) unstable; urgency=low * Switch to single-component versions. * Declare the package is "Multi-Arch: foreign", thanks to Steve Langasek for the hint! (Closes: #651335.) * Make /etc/modprobe.d/oss-compat.conf a file, handling the various upgrade cases, and only removing it on purge. (Closes: #649507.) (LP: #340873) * Add kmod as an alternative dependency to avoid preventing module-init-tools' removal.

    2011-06-08 - Bruno "Fuddl" Kleinert <fuddl@debian.org> oss-compat (0.0.6) unstable; urgency=low * Team upload. * Re-upload without changes, because the last binary upload changed the Maintainer field to myself by accident, which made the package look hijacked.

    2011-06-06 - Stephen Kitt <steve@sk2.org> oss-compat (0.0.5) unstable; urgency=low * New maintainer. (Closes: #594376.) * Only modprobe snd. (Closes: #390747.) * Update copyright file, switch to DEP-5 format. * Drop obsolete modutils dependency. * Switch to dh7 short form. * Specify source format "3.0 (native)". * Override depends-on-essential-package-without-using-version explicitly; the dependencies allow this package to be installed on hurd. * Standards-Version 3.9.2, no further change required.

    2009-03-18 - Michael Biebl <biebl@debian.org> oss-compat (0.0.4+nmu3) unstable; urgency=low * Non-maintainer upload. * debian/{postinst,prerm} - Update the symlink in /etc/modprobe.d/ to have a .conf suffix as is required now by module-init-tools. (Closes: #518149)

    2008-12-19 - Martín Ferrari <tincho@debian.org> oss-compat (0.0.4+nmu2) unstable; urgency=high [ Frank Lichtenheld ] * Non-maintainer upload. * Add the "install snd-{mixer,pcm,seq}" items alsa-base previously had. Also remove the "install snd" item, we have no guarantee that is is used anyway (see #397765). (Closes: #500460) [ Martín Ferrari ] * Uploading Frank's changes.

    2008-07-22 - Steve M. Robbins <smr@debian.org> oss-compat (0.0.4+nmu1) unstable; urgency=low * Non-maintainer upload. * debian/dirs: add etc/modprobe.d. (Closes: #395423)

    2006-09-30 - Robert Millan <rmh@aybabtu.com> oss-compat (0.0.4) unstable; urgency=low * Don't abort postinst if modprobe fails. (Closes: #387379)