CFT: New hal patchset

Jeremy Messenger mezz7 at
Tue Apr 8 17:26:23 UTC 2008

On Sun, 06 Apr 2008 23:50:43 -0500, Joe Marcus Clarke <marcus at>  

> I'm looking for people to test this small patchset for hal to look for
> adverse effects.  Ideally, these patches should be a big no-op for the
> majority of users, but I want to make sure there are no regressions.
> If you are going to test, first save the output of lshal to have a
> control with which to compare.  Then, apply the following diff to
> sysutils/hal:
> # cd /usr/ports/sysutils/hal

It should be:

# cd /usr/ports/sysutils

> # patch -p < /path/to/hal.diff
> # portupgrade -fOW hal
> If you do notice a problem, please provide a clear problem description
> and the before and after lshal outputs.
> Some users may notice an improvement in the following areas:
> * Discs formatted with non-ISO, non-UDF file systems are properly
> detected
> * Certain unsliced file systems (e.g. FAT, NTFS, etc.) are properly
> detected (and mounted)
> I'm not interested in general hal problems (though those _should_ be
> reported).  I just want confirmation that this patchset does not
> introduce _new_ problems.  Thanks.

I can test it this week when I am done w/ update my system. My system is  
pretty out of date right now. I haven't update ports tree and installed  
ports since GNOME 2.22 went in.


> Joe

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