[blfs-dev] hal

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Tue Feb 28 18:44:50 PST 2012


Ken Moffat wrote:
>  Is there any reason why we still have hal in the book ?
> 
>  I just attempted to comment it out, and found it is referenced from
> autofs, pciutils, gvfs, x7server, gnome-applets, kdelibs, kdebase,
> gnome-vfs, gimp, gst-plugins-good, pulseaudio, k3b.
> 
>  Some of these (e.g. gnome-applets - I haven't tried to build that
> so far) are hopefully left in the book from when it *was* an optional
> dependency, others such as gnome-vfs are so old that we should just
> comment it from them.
> 
>  But, many of these are things I wouldn't touch with the proverbial
> barge-pole (as, indeed, was hal).  So, does anyone use hal ?

Speaking of autofs, I just noticed that the source has finally been 
replaced at kernel.org.  There is a new point version, but it seems to 
require ldap - at least I couldn't get it to build.  I was thinking 
about just removing it from the book.

Does anyone use autofs?

   -- Bruce



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