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

Arnaud Quette aquette.dev at gmail.com
Mon Apr 21 08:16:35 UTC 2008

2008/4/20, Arjen de Korte <nut+users at de-korte.org>:
>  >> 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.

I previously splitted the Debian packages in nut, nut-usb, nut-cgi,
nut-snmp, nut-dev, nut-doc (empty ATM) and now nut-hal-drivers. I've
then re-integrated the USB part into the core package since it's usual
to have libusb, even on headless server (and USB tend to become to
standard for serial connections). I now also see a new one (nut-xml).
This reflexion is part of the NUT Packaging Standard, but I'd like to
see some uniform approach between distros and OSs integrating NUT.

Have you talked about that split with Stanislav Brabec?

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