Bug 677323 - Remove hal dependency
Summary: Remove hal dependency
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnomad2
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Linus Walleij
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-02-14 11:28 UTC by Nicola Soranzo
Modified: 2011-05-01 03:28 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: gnomad2-2.9.4-8.fc15
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-05-01 03:28:07 UTC
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Description Nicola Soranzo 2011-02-14 11:28:35 UTC
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.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Comment 1 Nicola Soranzo 2011-03-23 14:16:19 UTC
Also the dependency on libmtp-hal should be removed.

Comment 2 Linus Walleij 2011-03-24 15:45:05 UTC
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 16:29:28 UTC
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 13:55:17 UTC
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 09:40:56 UTC
gnomad2-2.9.4-8.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2011-04-26 15:33:46 UTC
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.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2011-05-01 03:28:03 UTC
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.

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