libao4 - Cross Platform Audio Output Library

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name libao4
Package version 1.1.0
Package release 3
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 143 B
Download size 35.86 KB
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Libao is a cross-platform audio library that allows programs to output audio
using a simple API on a wide variety of platforms. It currently supports:
* Null output (handy for testing without a sound device)
* WAV files
* AU files
* OSS (Open Sound System, used on Linux and FreeBSD)
* ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture)
* PulseAudio (next generation GNOME sound server)
* esd (EsounD or Enlightened Sound Daemon)
* and several others.


Package Version Architecture Repository
libao4_1.1.0-3_i386.deb 1.1.0 i386 Debian Main
libao4 - - -


Name Value
libao-common -
libc6 >= 2.14


Name Value
libao-pulse -


Type URL
Binary Package libao4_1.1.0-3_amd64.deb
Source Package libao

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install libao4 deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install libao4




2014-08-30 - Ron Lee <>
libao (1.1.0-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Use linux-any instead of negating specific other arches.  Closes: #634625
* Regenerate build system files, mostly to pull in a later libtool.m4
which has fixes for building the ppc64le architecture.  Closes: #752022
2012-06-02 - Ron Lee <>
libao (1.1.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Adopting this package with the blessing of John.
Leaving him in uploaders because he's busy, not disinterested, but putting
myself in the hotseat for any reports related to this one now.
* End the grief with roar.
Too many people now have been through all the stages of Denial, Anger,
Bargaining, and Depression with it, so it's time to accept the only
sensible course of direct action that remains to preserve sanity.
Closes: #667039
* Pull upstream update to libao.conf.5, Closes: #636917
2012-02-15 - Alessio Treglia <>
libao (1.1.0-1.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* debian/libao-dev.install:
- Don't install unneeded .la files. (Closes: #633179)
2011-03-24 - John Francesco Ferlito <>
libao (1.1.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
- Remove debian/patches/snd_audio_bsd included upstream.
- libao4: libao crashes when using pulse plugin. (Closes: #577645)
* Bumped standards version to 3.9.1.
* Added libroar support. (Closes: #589760)
* Removed quilt as no more patches.
2010-04-13 - John Francesco Ferlito <>
libao (1.0.0-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Need to conflict on libao2 due to /etc/libao.conf stupidness.
* Added quiet option to libao.conf since libraries shouldn't print error
messages by default. (Closes: #590961)
* Added quilt support and debian/README.source
* Add upstream patch for compiling on BSD with sndio. (Closes: #592013)
2010-04-11 - John Francesco Ferlito <>
libao (1.0.0-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Actually depend on libao.
2010-04-06 - John Francesco Ferlito <>
libao (1.0.0-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Split out libao.conf into libao-common package so we don't have problems
with future SONAME changes. (Closes: #576604)
* Include man page for libao.conf
* Bumped standards version to 3.8.4.
* Added source/format with version 1.0
2010-04-03 - John Francesco Ferlito <>
libao (1.0.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix shlibdeps to ignore the plugins
2010-04-03 - John Francesco Ferlito <>
libao (1.0.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
- Please package new upstream version 1.0.0. (Closes: #575678)
- pa_xmalloc' implicitly converted to pointer. (Closes: #573093)
- libao2: need to clear the final period in alsa driver before closing it.
(Closes: #462753)
- libao: oss plugin assumes malloc not to return NULL. (Closes: #316724)
- useless message about underruns. (Closes: #393471)
- useless libs in pkg-config file. (Closes: #466692)
- vorbis-tools: ogg123 --quiet is not entirely quiet. (Closes: #410174)
- libao2: WAV device doesn't print error when device is full.
(Closes: #130816)
- libao2: esd driver: issues when using over network. (Closes: #267073)
* Soname bump libao2 -> libao4
* Update debian/control
- Add version dependency on debhelper.
- Bump to Standards-Version 3.8.3.
- Remove Adeodato Simó from Uploaders.
- Add John Francesco Ferlito to Uploaders.
- Remove duplicate Section headers.
- Improve descriptions.
- Add ${misc:Depends}.
* Add debian/symbols
* Remove all references to libarts
* Removed debian/patches/path-max.patch, applied upstream.
* Cleaned up some lintian warnings (Thanks to Benjamin Drung).
(Closes: #572286)
2010-03-02 - Benjamin Drung <>
libao (0.8.8-5.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix FTBFS on hurd-i386; thanks Samuel Thibault for the patch
(Closes: #522101).

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