osspd - OSS Proxy Daemon: Userland OSS emulation

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name osspd
Package version 1.3.2
Package release 8
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 80 B
Download size 24.26 KB
Official Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
OSS Proxy Daemon is a Linux userland OSS sound device (/dev/[a]dsp and
/dev/mixer) implementation using CUSE. Currently it supports
forwarding OSS sound streams to PulseAudio and ALSA.
Actually emulating the OSS devices makes for a more robust emulation compared
to OSS wrappers using LD_PRELOAD, like aoss and padsp. It also works better
when running foreign-architecture applications or using old libc versions for
compatibility reasons.


Package Version Architecture Repository
osspd_1.3.2-8_amd64.deb 1.3.2 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
osspd - - -


Name Value
init-system-helpers >= 1.18~
libc6 >= 2.17
libfuse2 >= 2.8
lsb-base >= 3.2-14
osspd-backend -
osspd-pulseaudio -


Name Value
oss-compat -


Name Value
oss-compat -


Type URL
Binary Package osspd_1.3.2-8_i386.deb
Source Package osspd

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install osspd deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install osspd




2017-05-17 - Ralf Jung <post@ralfj.de>
osspd (1.3.2-8) unstable; urgency=medium
* Mark osspd as Multi-Arch: foreign (Closes: #861577).
* Update Standards-Version to 3.9.8. No changes needed.
* Use https URL for Vcs-Browser.
* Add Documentation to systemd service file.
* Fix a typo in the manpage.
2015-12-28 - Ralf Jung <post@ralfj.de>
osspd (1.3.2-7) unstable; urgency=medium
* Migrate debug symbols to ddeb.
* Update Standards-Version to 3.9.6. No changes needed.
2014-03-31 - Ralf Jung <post@ralfj.de>
osspd (1.3.2-6) unstable; urgency=medium
* Load cuse module via module-load.d.
* Update Standards-Version to 3.9.5. No changes needed.
2013-10-10 - Ralf Jung <post@ralfj.de>
osspd (1.3.2-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix systemd service file.
2013-09-26 - Ralf Jung <post@ralfj.de>
osspd (1.3.2-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Move backends into their own packages.
* Manage the ossp slave via update-alternatives.
* Add a systemd service file (taken from Arch).
* Add modprobe file to blacklist OSS modules - thanks, Stephen
(Closes: #712705).
2013-05-18 - Ralf Jung <post@ralfj.de>
osspd (1.3.2-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Provide oss-compat, as we provide OSS, and conflict with it
since it takes the OSS major/minor numbers.
* Update Standards-Version to 3.9.4. No changes needed.
* Add "-pthreads" compiler and linker flag. Patch based on Ubuntu
patch by Logan Rosen <logan@ubuntu.com>.
* Add links to git repository.
2012-10-02 - Ralf Jung <post@ralfj.de>
osspd (1.3.2-2) unstable; urgency=low
* 0004-Allow-to-set-slave-installation-path-during-compilat.patch:
Removed unused variables.
* Change architecture to linux-any as Hurd and FreeBSD lack epoll.
* Extend package description.
2012-09-20 - Ralf Jung <post@ralfj.de>
osspd (1.3.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release (Closes: #687711).

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