Analog audio suddenly gone in Kodi

On a fresh install of Dietpi bookworm on a nuc6cayh, after getting everything setup and working, and now after the latest minor update analog output has gone from Kodi settings. It is still listed by aplay -l and still works fine for squeezelite and raspotify. Any ideas why or how to get it back? I am a novice but can happily input commandline stuff and edit conf files if needed.

maybe there was an update of Kodi software that changed the behaviour?

No, Kodi wasn’t updated

you did some update as stated above. If this was a DietPi update, it will trigger an apt upgrade as well. Means, all apt manages packages will get updated like kernel or kodi.