HAL must die!

Lars Eighner luvbeastie at larseighner.com
Thu Mar 17 15:11:04 UTC 2011

On Thu, 17 Mar 2011, Krutov Mikle wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 07, 2011 at 03:32:59PM +0100, Ivan Voras wrote:
>> On 06/03/2011 19:56, Lars Eighner wrote:
>>> Using the -C switch with portupgrade, I am managing to turn WITH_HAL off in
>>> ports that I install or upgrade. Is there a way to make this a global
>>> default?
>>> Is there a (convenient) way to list ports that might pull in HAL without
>>> having a configuration switch?
>> Um, why exactly are so many people against HAL? It's the only
>> cross-platform thing available for non-Linux systems which handles
>> device enumeration, hotplugs, etc.
> Hi Ivan!
> As for me, it is like a habit:
> I've installed Xorg + HAL for the first time;
> I've seen that my config is ignored;
> I disabled HAL by-default in make.conf
> :)

Setting FORBIDDEN in the HAL port helps to avoid accidentally installing hal
as can easily happen.  The gstreamer plugin pseudoports have something that
installs hal and breaks Firefox so any mouse click kills it.

Lars Eighner
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