I've used the Snd soundfile editor for many years for simple audio editing tasks. But since upgrading to current testing I don't seem to be able to anymore.
After installation of the basic infrastructure (the snd package itself) you need to install one of the user interface packages---snd-gtk-jack, snd-gtk-pulse, or snd-gtk. The first builds in Jack support, the second builds in pulse-audio support, and the third (which I have always used) should just interface directly with Alsa. The upgrade process was quite fraught, because on startup, snd complained about missing extension files and faulty load-paths. I got past those problems by removing a .snd_guile_prefs file in my home directory left there by the previous version of the package. A worse problem, though, is that any attempt to play a file or a selected region of a file results in: can't play: open read /dev/dsp: No such file or directory [audio.c linux_audio_open_with_error] The snd-pcm-oss module is loaded and the oss-compat package is installed and no other audio utility or player gives such a message (which seems to reflect a very old version of Alsa). I notice that the version of snd-gtk available in the repositories is very old (7.18-2.2 0 from lenny, with no version at all in squeeze or sid) It's also strange that invocation of snd results in repeated versions of this warning message: snd & 17791 jack_client_new: deprecated Cannot connect to server socket err = No such file or directory Cannot connect to server socket jack server is not running or cannot be started even though I am not running (and do not want to run) jackd or the jack-enabled version of snd-gtk. There is no documentation that I can find in /usr/share/doc/ that talks about any of these issues, but the best sense I can make of it is that at this point you can't use snd unless you're willing to engage with the complexities and difficulties of jackd and pulseaudio. Which is a real pity since before the upgrade all worked smoothly and well. And if this is the case, surely it should be documented somewhere? Is there anyone who understands what's going on here or who has advice to offer? Jim McCloskey _______________________________________________ pkg-multimedia-maintainers mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/pkg-multimedia-maintainers