CFT: New hal patchset

Jeremy Messenger mezz7 at
Sat Apr 12 19:01:48 UTC 2008

On Tue, 08 Apr 2008 12:29:07 -0500, Jeremy Messenger <mezz7 at> wrote:

> On Sun, 06 Apr 2008 23:50:43 -0500, Joe Marcus Clarke  
> <marcus at> wrote:
>> 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 pretty out of date right now.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.

I have tested it with CD-R blank, CD-R data, DVD movie and USB flash  
drive. I don't see any difference, so it works fine.


> Cheers,
> Mezz
>> Joe

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