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#1 2020-10-27 16:11:19

Excalibur
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Registered: 2019-03-07
Posts: 13  

To permanently block installation of Pulseaudio.

When installing multimedia software pulseaudio can be pulled in as a dependency or as a recommends. This can be blocked by using APT pinning. Place a file in /etc/apt/preferences.d containing the following: -

                              Package: pulseaudio
                              Pin: release n=beowulf
                              Pin-Priority: -10

Any software you do not want installed can be blocked in a similar way.

I use a Perl script to generate an avoid-pkgName file.

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#2 2020-10-27 22:32:28

zapper
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Registered: 2017-05-29
Posts: 345  

Re: To permanently block installation of Pulseaudio.

Excalibur wrote:

When installing multimedia software pulseaudio can be pulled in as a dependency or as a recommends. This can be blocked by using APT pinning. Place a file in /etc/apt/preferences.d containing the following: -

                              Package: pulseaudio
                              Pin: release n=beowulf
                              Pin-Priority: -10

Any software you do not want installed can be blocked in a similar way.

I use a Perl script to generate an avoid-pkgName file.

Sounds good!


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#3 2021-06-29 15:45:03

beate
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Registered: 2019-03-25
Posts: 23  

Re: To permanently block installation of Pulseaudio.

... works until the next upgrade to chimaera.

And then murphy will predict that You forget to update the release entry before doing the update.

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#4 2021-06-29 23:28:57

szutt
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Registered: 2019-02-03
Posts: 32  

Re: To permanently block installation of Pulseaudio.

This sounds like a good news : PipeWire 0.3.31 https://www.reddit.com/r/MXLinux/commen … chpad_ppa/

Supports on MX Linux and ubuntu 18.04 also Or All Debian based distros

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#5 2021-07-03 15:22:04

thierrybo
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Registered: 2017-11-11
Posts: 70  

Re: To permanently block installation of Pulseaudio.

Package: pulseaudio
Pin: release o=Devuan
Pin-Priority: -10

Yes should be better to deal with version upgrades.

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