Musecore 1.3 suspends PulseAudio when it should not, so other applications cannot use sound
I have just installed Ubuntu 13.04 from scratch with as few dependencies as possible, then installed Musescore 1.3. After starting Musescore, other applications cannot use the sound system, so I cannot play an MP3 in Rhythmbox and watch the score in Musescore.
Running /usr/bin/musescore in a terminal window reports
/usr/bin/musescore: 11: /usr/bin/musescore: gawk: not found
and sure enough, gawk is not there, because Ubuntu installs mawk by default. The effect is that /usr/bin/musescore suspends PulseAudio, so other applications cannot use the sound system.
There is no apparent reason why /usr/bin/musescore should run 'gawk' explicitly, rather than 'awk'. The AWK code does not use any gawk-specific features.
The packages for gawk and mawk both use the alternatives system to create 'awk' as a symlink to the appropriate package, so it should be easy to call awk instead of gawk.
My work-around is to install 'gawk', but it would be very nice for Musescore to support a default Ubuntu installation.