[arch-dev-public] Retiring hal

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Fri Apr 15 04:11:10 EDT 2011

Am 15.04.2011 09:59, schrieb Jan de Groot:
> As all major projects (KDE, XFCE and GNOME, Xorg) have been ported to
> udev/upower/udisks instead of hal, I would like to retire hal from our
> distribution. Right now we have several open bugs in hal. Some are
> packaging bugs, some are upstream bugs that will never get fixed.
> Upstream development for hal is completely dead and so should our hal
> package.
> I see no reason to keep hal in our distribution anymore, so I already
> went ahead a bit and built gnome-vfs without hal support. Other packages
> will follow soon and when all is done hal can be removed. 

Required By: e-modules-extra-svn gnome-device-manager gnome-vfs
podsleuth synce-libsynce synce-odccm thoggen thunar-vfs

This does not include optdepends.

$ LANG=C pacman -Q hal
error: package "hal" not found

So +1.

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