Bug 486939 - hald fails to start at boot when /var/cache/hald does not exist
hald fails to start at boot when /var/cache/hald does not exist
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hal (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Richard Hughes
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-02-23 07:03 EST by Douglas Silas
Modified: 2014-06-09 07:45 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 03:01:08 EST
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Description Douglas Silas 2009-02-23 07:03:04 EST
Description of problem:
hald cannot recreate /var/cache/hald

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
HAL package version: 0.5.12
Linux #1 SMP Tue Nov 18 11:58:53 EST 2008 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Name        : hal                          Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 0.5.12                            Vendor: Fedora Project
Release     : 14.20081027git.fc10           Build Date: Mon 22 Dec 2008 11:14:41 PM CET
Install Date: Mon 19 Jan 2009 08:30:44 AM CET      Build Host: x86-1.fedora.phx.redhat.com
Group       : System Environment/Libraries   Source RPM: hal-0.5.12-14.20081027git.fc10.src.rpm
Size        : 1409113                          License: AFL or GPLv2
Signature   : DSA/SHA1, Wed 14 Jan 2009 03:59:53 AM CET, Key ID bf226fcc4ebfc273
Packager    : Fedora Project

How reproducible:
Delete /var/cache/hald

Steps to Reproduce:
1.rm /var/cache/hald -fr
Actual results:
hald fails to start at boot; GDM loads but xorg does not have access to useful hardware such as keyboard or mouse; cannot log in, etc. Make sure to have a luks-encrypted volume or two for more fun.
hald fails to start because it cannot recreate /var/cache/hald

Expected results:
hald recreates /var/cache/hald, sets the appropriate permissions on the directory, and trundles onward.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Scott Glaser 2009-09-09 09:11:46 EDT
Have you tried with the latest hal package in Fedora 10, Fedora 11 or tried Rawhide? In either case, can you let us know whether the issue is still happening, and give the current version of the HAL packages you're using?

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