problems with hal in freebsd 7.2 i386

herbert langhans herbert.raimund at
Wed Sep 30 07:38:13 UTC 2009

I had similar troubles with hal. 

The easiest solutions is to get rid of hal. Deinstall it. The xorg-package you can compile without hal (use make configure and uncheck hal) and it will work.

herb langhans  
On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 03:59:23PM -0700, chrisa at wrote:
> I have several related problems with hald on 7.2 i386. First, on one
> machine (FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE-p2), hald will not start at startup, nor by
> executing the startup script /usr/local/etc/rc.d/hald start. It doesn't
> exit with any error code: it simply produces no output at all, and ps -ax
> | grep hal shows that it didn't start. Incidentally, the dbus and cupsd
> scripts in the same directory also do nothing.
> On the other machine, however (FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE), hald doesn't *build*.
> It errors out with:
> /usr/local/lib/ undefined reference to `strndup at FBSD_1.1'
> gmake[4]: *** [hald] Error 1
> gmake[4]: Leaving directory `/usr/ports/sysutils/hal/work/hal-0.5.11/hald'
> gmake[3]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
> gmake[3]: Leaving directory `/usr/ports/sysutils/hal/work/hal-0.5.11/hald'
> gmake[2]: *** [all] Error 2
> gmake[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/ports/sysutils/hal/work/hal-0.5.11/hald'
> gmake[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
> gmake[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/ports/sysutils/hal/work/hal-0.5.11'
> gmake: *** [all] Error 2
> *** Error code 1
> Stop in /usr/ports/sysutils/hal.
> *** Error code 1
> Stop in /usr/ports/sysutils/hal.
> This machine was a new install from the 7.2 i386 CD, so to save time I
> used packages that had already been built on the first machine. All of
> these packages were built within a day of each other, from a previously
> updated ports tree with all previously installed packages removed.
> Xorg and hald and dbus and everything related installed just fine, and
> Xorg works, except that the mouse doesn't work, which I suspect is caused
> by hald not working. On this machine, the hald that was compiled on the
> first machine won't start, this time giving an error:
> root at nimue /usr/local/etc/rc.d
> # ./hald start
> Starting hald.
>                                                                                 root at nimue
> /usr/local/etc/rc.d
> # /libexec/ /lib/ version FBSD_1.1 required by
> /usr/local/lib/ not found
> Any thoughts?
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