Bug 700405 - Broken dependency on deprecated hal
Summary: Broken dependency on deprecated hal
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: halevt
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: manuel wolfshant
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: 716023
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-04-28 10:41 UTC by Nicola Soranzo
Modified: 2011-09-20 12:49 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-09-20 12:49:18 UTC
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Description Nicola Soranzo 2011-04-28 10:41:16 UTC
Description of problem:
Since HAL has been deprecated upstream for 3 years, all major distributions are removing it. You can find more details on the proposed Fedora Feature page:


The hal package has already been deprecated by its maintainer and blocked from composes for rawhide.
Therefore, unless somebody volunteers to maintain hal, the following broken dependencies for your package should be removed:

halevt- requires libhal.so.1

If these dependencies cannot be removed, this package should probably be
deprecated as well:


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

Comment 1 Nicola Soranzo 2011-05-18 12:52:47 UTC

I would suggest to deprecate this package for Fedora 16:


Comment 2 Nicola Soranzo 2011-08-23 14:05:54 UTC
Second ping?

There are only two packages depending on HAL now...

Comment 3 Patrice Dumas 2011-08-23 16:50:47 UTC
Indeed halevt without hal doesn't make any sense. I am not sure that there is a replacement yet in fedora, but I don't have a fedora anymore and I don't really follow fedora development anymore, so I don't really know. 

Some candidates could be

Seems like none is in Fedora yet...

Comment 4 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2011-09-16 17:34:39 UTC
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.

Comment 5 Nicola Soranzo 2011-09-20 12:49:18 UTC
Thanks Manuel for deprecating halevt for F16 and rawhide!
I'm closing this bug.

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