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Fri Feb 25 12:38:20 UTC 2011
On Thu, 24 Feb 2011 20:20:13 -0700 (MST)
Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com> articulated:
> 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.
GNOME switched over a year ago, KDE and XFCE finished the
transition a couple of months back. Other distros are apparently not
even distributing it. What is preventing FBSD from joining the party?
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