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Re: Sound problems (mpd, mpv mainly)

On 05/04/17 16:02, Ric Moore wrote:
What blows my mind is why this happens so frequently and
pavucontrol is not a "depend" on pulseaudio. Your problem occurs
frequently without pavucontrol being automagically installed to use.
Glad to be of assistance! Ric

pulseaudio currently Suggests: pavucontrol.

One could reasonably argue that pulseaudio ought to Recommends: pavucontrol, since pavucontrol makes pulseaudio much more convenient to use for desktop users.

One cannot, however, argue within the bounds of Debian policy that pulseaudio should Depends: pavucontrol, because pulseaudio as built in Debian *can* be run without it.