ALSA Library-1.0.4

Introduction to ALSA Library

The ALSA Library package contains the ALSA library. This is used by programs (including ALSA Utilities) requiring access to the ALSA sound interface.

Package information

ALSA Library dependencies

Installation of ALSA Library

Install ALSA Library by running the following commands:

./configure --enable-static &&
make &&
make install

Command explanations

--enable-static: This switch is used to enable building the static library because some programs link against it.

Configuring ALSA Library

Configuration Information

As with most libraries, there is no configuration to do, save that the library directory i.e., /opt/lib or /usr/local/lib should appear in /etc/ so that ldd can find the shared libraries. After checking that this is the case, /sbin/ldconfig should be run while logged in as root.


The ALSA Library package contains aserver and the libasound library.


libasound (alsa library)

libasound provides ALSA functions for application programs.