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    ALSA

    Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (known by the acronym ALSA) is a Linux kernel component intended to replace the original Open Sound System (OSS) for providing device drivers for sound cards.

    For more information on ALSA, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advance...d_Architecture.

    If you get the following error while building Firefox on Linux, it means a few library files required for ogg or wave support are missing.

    checking for snd_pcm_open in -lasound... no
    configure: error: Ogg or Wave support on Linux requires the alsa library
    

    Issue Resolution

    Disable OGG and Wave Support

    You can append the following lines to your .mozconfig:

    ac_add_options --disable-ogg
    ac_add_options --disable-wave
    

    Get OGG Support

    If you want OGG support install alsa development library.

    On Ubuntu:

    sudo apt-get install libasound2-dev

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