Introduction to NAS

The Network Audio System is a network transparent, client/server audio transport system. It can be described as the audio equivalent of an X server.

Package information

NAS dependencies


X (XFree86-4.4.0 or

Installation of NAS

Install NAS by running the following commands:

patch -Np1 -i ../nas-1.6-bison-fix.patch &&
xmkmf &&
make Makefiles &&
make includes &&
make depend &&
make &&
make install

Command explanations

xmkmf...: These commands use the standard for compiling X based applications.

Configuring NAS

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 NAS package contains NAS utilities, headers and libraries.