ALSA

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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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