Bug 677323

Summary: Remove hal dependency
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Nicola Soranzo <nsoranzo>
Component: gnomad2Assignee: Linus Walleij <triad>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: rawhideCC: triad
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Fixed In Version: gnomad2-2.9.4-8.fc15 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Description Nicola Soranzo 2011-02-14 06:28:35 EST
Description of problem:
According to this commit:


gnomad2 doesn't require HAL anymore. Since HAL has been deprecated for 2 years, Fedora is trying to remove it from the distribution:


I tried to remove the line:

BuildRequires:  hal-devel

from gnomad2.spec and the package builds correctly and runs, but I don't have any device to test it.

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Comment 1 Nicola Soranzo 2011-03-23 10:16:19 EDT
Also the dependency on libmtp-hal should be removed.
Comment 2 Linus Walleij 2011-03-24 11:45:05 EDT
If you remove the HAL part gnomad2 functionality degrades: it will not
detect devices when they are plugged in.

The proper thing to do is to switch to something like libudev or
ibus or whatever, but I haven't found any good example on how this
should be done, any hints?

All I find is the libudev etc docs but no real-world examples.

Can you help me with this?
Comment 3 Nicola Soranzo 2011-03-24 12:29:28 EDT
Unfortunately I'm not a developer, so I cannot really help you, I'm just the one who pings maintainers ;)

You can take a look at what was done for cheese here:


Otherwise, just ask for help/advise on fedora devel list!
Comment 4 Nicola Soranzo 2011-04-21 09:55:17 EDT
Please note that the hal package has been deprecated and blocked from composes for rawhide.

Therefore, there are some broken dependencies for your package now:

gnomad2-2.9.4-7.fc15.i686 requires libhal.so.1
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2011-04-25 05:40:56 EDT
gnomad2-2.9.4-8.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2011-04-26 11:33:46 EDT
Package gnomad2-2.9.4-8.fc15:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 15 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing gnomad2-2.9.4-8.fc15'
as soon as you are able to.
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then log in and leave karma (feedback).
Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2011-04-30 23:28:03 EDT
gnomad2-2.9.4-8.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.