Thanks vsaua, I hadn't thought of that. I try to stick with the Fedora repos
whenever possible. If Fedora continues to try to make my life difficult, the
ATrpm is a possibility.
It's actually not very hard to enable the oss output plugin in the Fedora
sources, even if you don't know what you are doing.
The only thing that needs changing is the line in the spec file that reads
"--disable-oss". Make that "--enable-oss" and then use rpmbuild to rebuild
The most time-consuming part of this is installing all the development
packages for the various libraries. Once you have those in place it's pretty
quick. Also studying man rpmbuild - there are a lot of options to consider.
Fortunately most of them seem to produce a working result.
I also tried adding the line "--enable-oss4" in the spec file, but the oss4 plugin
causes Audacious to freeze up sometimes, either after playing a song or when
it comes to the end of the playlist. I think this plugin is a work in progress,
which is why it is disabled by default in the Audacious source code.
@mschwendt - definitely PEBKAC. I didn't mean to suggest that there was
anything wrong with the update. It just arrived on my system like an innocent
bystander coming upon a grisly crime scene.
My methodology is to keep hacking at a problem until either I fix it or everything
breaks - whichever comes first. In this case I had 3 different versions of Audacious
installed, numerous plugin directories...
I can keep all that straight but apparently yum cannot yet read minds.
I uninstalled and manually cleaned out everything, installed the new Audacious
packages, changed the audacious-plugins spec file to enable oss, ran rpmbuild.
Audacious works great with the oss output plugin. The oss4 plugin does not
work reliably. When it does work, I could see no apparent difference between
it and the oss output plugin.
Thanks for your time on this, and sorry if any feelings were bruised - I'm a
polemicist by nature.