PAM (from D-Bus/HAL discussion)

Randy McMurchy randy at
Fri Apr 7 13:37:32 PDT 2006

On Fri, 2006-04-07 at 21:26 +0100, Andrew Benton wrote:

> It's only an optional dependency. Gnome-VFS and Gnome-2.14 works fine 
> without HAL or D-Bus. I plug in some flash memory and it automatically 
> mounts it as /dev/sda1 on /mnt/mp3. Some problem with HAL or D-Bus is no 
> reason not to use Gnome-2.14. It's just FUD to make out that Gnome 
> requires HAL or D-Bus

Nobody said anything about it being required. I believe you may think
we did, but nobody did. The discussion is all about KDE and GNOME both
being able to use the same version.

Notice "being able to use", not "having to use".

Perhaps you got influenced when Archaic said over on LFS-Dev something
about "Gnome being held up"? I was going to correct him, as nobody said
anything about GNOME being held up. I mentioned that I decided to wait
and install 2.14.1 into the BLFS book, but the decision had nothing to
do with an operational D-Bus/HAL.

And what mechanism, if not D-Bus, tells the system that plug-in hardware
has been introduced to the system? This isn't a test, I just simply
don't know and am curious.


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