wblock at wonkity.com
Fri Feb 25 03:20:15 UTC 2011
On Thu, 24 Feb 2011, Edwin L. Culp W. wrote:
> 2011/2/24 Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com>:
>> On Thu, 24 Feb 2011, Jerry wrote:
>>> Is FreeBSD now "HAL" free or is it still a requirement? I still have it
>>> activated via "/etc/rc.conf" If it is not needed, I would be happy to
>>> remove the entry.
>> It's not a requirement. You can build xorg-server without it, and there are
>> other mechanisms available to provide at least some of the same
>> functionality in FreeBSD. For example, using devd to detect hot-plugged USB
>> devices. There isn't yet a complete replacement like Linux's udev, though.
> Sounded like a good idea to me but ;)
> pkg_deinstall hal-0.5.14_12
> ---> Deinstalling 'hal-0.5.14_12'
> pkg_delete: package 'hal-0.5.14_12' is required by these other packages
> and may not be deinstalled:
Well, actually I wasn't thinking of anything but xorg and device
detection. The newest xfce removed support for hal. Maybe GNOME and
KDE are in the process of doing the same.
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