[openal] Compiling OpenAL (ex- OpenAL bug that freezes Blender)

Chris Robinson chris.kcat at gmail.com
Fri Jun 26 08:50:46 EDT 2015

On 06/26/2015 05:00 AM, Mario Mey wrote:
> I compiled OpenAL by doing:
> git clone git://repo.or.cz/openal-soft.git
> cd openal-soft/build
> cmake ..
> make
> sudo make install
> I think I did it right. Then, I do "openal-info" and I get:
> ...
> OpenAL vendor string: OpenAL Community
> OpenAL renderer string: OpenAL Soft
> OpenAL version string: 1.1 ALSOFT 1.14
> ...
> Is it right? Why does it say "1.14". In Synaptics I see libopenal1,
> libopenal-data and libopenal-dev, all in version 1:1.14-4ubuntu1
> (supposedly, the one that comes with Ubuntu). But by doing "ls
> /usr/local/lib/libopen*, I get:
> /usr/local/lib/libopenal.so
> /usr/local/lib/libopenal.so.1
> /usr/local/lib/libopenal.so.1.16.0
> I don't understand... is it installed or not?

Make sure to run 'sudo ldconfig' too, so that ld will recognize those 
new lib names. And make sure you're matching 32-bit/64-bit (32-bit apps 
need a 32-bit lib, and 64-bit apps need a 64-bit lib).

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