[Pkg-acpi-devel] Bug#618905: references obsolete hal init script

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Wed Mar 23 19:41:41 UTC 2011

Am 23.03.2011 20:22, schrieb Michael Meskes:
>> 2.) The postinst tries to restart hal if it find the init script.
>> I guess with acpid using netlink now this can be dropped completely?
> You mean the logic needed to access/allow hal to access /proc/acpi/events? No,
> not really. Acpid still does/can use that file if it exists. You don't have to
> use th enetlink layer.

I guess the point here is, that the Debian kernels no longer provide
/proc/acpi/events, so acpid will use netlink by default, so there shouldn't be
any clashes anymore with hal, as netlink doesn't have that restriction.

 But with hal not started by initscript anymore what's
> the right way to restart it? Interestingly enough the whole code does nothing
> right now and apparently no problem has come up.

As said, I guess this is due to Debian kernels not using/providing
/proc/acpi/events anymore.

 To be safe I take it acpid has
> to be started before dbus, right?

Such a dependency seems to be artificial.
Let's accept that this CONFIG_ACPI_PROC_EVENT has been deprecated since quite
some time and just drop all those ugly workarounds.
I don't see a point why we should try to support lenny kernels in wheezy.


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