Bug 1149634 - pavucontrol does not require nor recommend pulseaudio
pavucontrol does not require nor recommend pulseaudio
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE Tumbleweed
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Component: GNOME
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Reported: 2019-09-05 15:21 UTC by Alexander Graul
Modified: 2021-12-01 22:35 UTC (History)
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Description Alexander Graul 2019-09-05 15:21:51 UTC
I've done a custom installation based on Generic Desktop and included "pavucontrol" in my selection of packages during the installation.

Upon launching pavucontrol later, I found out that it was stuck trying to connect to pulseaudio, which caused me to take a look why pulseaudio was not running: It was not installed.

I know that choosing a custom installation can result in a system that is different that I might expect, but in this case I think pavucontrol should pull in pulseaudio, there is no use for it to exist without pulseaudio present.
Comment 1 Yifan Jiang 2019-09-09 07:04:39 UTC
To be launcheable, current pavucontrol has a dependency on libraries in libpulse0 and libpulse-mainloop-glib0, which are technically correct.

While as the bug reported, there seems a strong dependency between pavucontrol and pulseaudio, since the pavucontrol only makes sense when controlling a PulseAudio sound server. So I am submitting a "Requires" dependency.
Comment 3 OBSbugzilla Bot 2021-02-25 18:20:07 UTC
This is an autogenerated message for OBS integration:
This bug (1149634) was mentioned in
https://build.opensuse.org/request/show/875209 Backports:SLE-15-SP3 / pavucontrol