[Nut-upsuser] Network UPS Tools version 2.2.2-pre2 released

Arjen de Korte nut+users at de-korte.org
Sun Apr 20 07:48:38 UTC 2008

>> I'll try them tomorrow; meanwhile, another n00bie question : What does
>> nut-hal do?  Do I need it?
> The nut-hal package is a package that contains the hal drivers and fdi
> file udev rules.
> As you are using a usb ups, you may use this instead of the nut package.
> If you install it, the ups gets hotplugged by udev hal and would show up
> as a
> battery in the power monitor in Gnome. (should be the same in KDE)

It is indeed.

> So no configuration or anything. Just plug it in and it should work.
> So your stationary computer look like a laptop, where you have a battery
> monitor showing that the battery is loading (running on main's). When
> power
> is gone it shows running on battery and shut down when battery gets low.
> This package is meant to be used by people running a singel computer
> and a desktop (Gnome, KDE , ....).
> So if you fall under this category, you may try it, and see how it looks.
> If you don't like it and want the normal nut, it is only to uninstall and
> install the nut package.

Note that the RPMs will be mutually exclusive, so you can install 'nut' or
'nut-hal', but not both at the same time. This in order to prevent
conflicts if people want to run the 'classic' version with the HAL enabled
one at the same time (both versions would fight for exclusive rights to
the same device).

I intend to split off 'nut-usb', 'nut-xml' and 'nut-snmp' from the 'nut'
package in separate RPM's, since only the first would be a conflict for
'nut-hal' and the latter two require that the 'neon' and 'net-snmp'
libraries are installed respectively, which isn't needed if you don't use
the SNMP and XML drivers.

Best regards, Arjen
Eindhoven - The Netherlands
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