Re: [ecasound] Silly requests

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Subject: Re: [ecasound] Silly requests
From: Kai Vehmanen (
Date: Tue Dec 12 2000 - 22:01:34 EET

On Fri, 8 Dec 2000, S. Massy wrote:

> - uninstall:
> A make target to clean the system of currently installed libs and
> binaries would be very useful. Several times already I've had to hunt

Nothing against this. Someone would just have to do it, and preferly to
GNU autoconf/automake/libtool way. It has proven to very dangerous to
anything differently from the GNU conventions. It'll might work on your
own machine, but you can never be able to test all GNU-supported

> - ecatools:
> three options that might be useful for the ones of ecatools that
> -t --test : Performs the test, displays what it would do and exit.
> -i --interactive : Performs the test displays what it would do and
> prompt with a question asking if it should go on or exit.
> -c --conditional [condition] : (Mainly for batch mode) Performs its
> test and only proceed if condition is true. (maybe returning

Hmm, I admit these would be useful... added to the ecatools
todo-list. But at the moment, not with high-priority. Btw; I've
written a python script (examples/ that comes very
close to ecanormalize. It's already in the CVS. That should be
quite easy to modify.

> - Locks:
> I sometimes find a lot of stale locks in /var/lock belonging to
> ecasound though ecasound is no longer running. What are these locks
> used for, and why aren't they removed all the time?

Well, just a week or so ago, I removed all locking code from
ecasound. These '' files were used for making sure
that only one engine was running, but this really isn't any more. I think
the locking code dated back to something like ecasound 1.x.x ... and it
sure looked like it. :)

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