Move limits.conf settings to -audio task?

hollunder at hollunder at
Sun Jan 13 15:00:35 GMT 2008

On Sun, 13 Jan 2008 09:09:37 -0500
"Cory K." <coryisatm at> wrote:
> This should have been a separate thread as it has nothing to do with
> the subject.
> This will _not_ get set in a new package as it would mean another
> package to maintain. We are creating a app that will allow users to
> set items in limits.conf. I will ask about the possibility of setting
> the limits.conf stuff in the -audio package but realize things aren't
> as easy as they might seem.
> Touching limits.conf means editing another packages file. Thats a no
> no in alot of people's minds. Moving where we set it might raise some
> eyebrows.
> I suggest people use that or learn a little more about the system and
> apps they are trying to use.
> -Cory

I don't know anything about packaging, so I also don't know the hassles
of maintaining an additional package. As far as I understand it it
shouldn't matter if it is where it is now or in audio, it manipulates
another packages files in both cases.

Where will you place the package? Will the user be able to find it
initially and know what to do? Else it's rather senseless imho.

The thing I (and obviously not only I) am worried about is the initial
user experience. Users that don't want the Desktop (and there
are quite some reasons for that) currently get a not-working audio
system. That's just, uhm, well.. yeah..

You probably know yourself how informative the wiki currently is and
how many people usually give support on irc and what pain that same
thing was at the initial release of ubuntu studio.


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