[Pkg-lxde-maintainers] Bug#615236: Uses deprecated HAL

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Sat Feb 26 13:49:41 UTC 2011

Package: lxde
Version: 0.5.0-4
Severity: important
User: pkg-utopia-maintainers at lists.alioth.debian.org
Usertags: halectomy


HAL has been deprecated and declared dead upstream so we want to
get rid of it eventually in Debian [1].

Contrary to what debian/changelog says, there is still a Recommends:
hal. I'm wondering if this is just an oversight or if lxde still uses
In the latter case you should consider porting it to newer interfaces,
like upower, udisks and libudev.


[1] http://wiki.debian.org/HALRemoval

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (200, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.37-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.utf8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages lxde depends on:
pn  gpicview                      <none>     (no description available)
pn  leafpad                       <none>     (no description available)
pn  lxappearance                  <none>     (no description available)
pn  lxde-core                     <none>     (no description available)
pn  lxde-icon-theme               <none>     (no description available)
pn  lxinput                       <none>     (no description available)
pn  lxrandr                       <none>     (no description available)
pn  lxsession-edit                <none>     (no description available)
pn  lxshortcut                    <none>     (no description available)
pn  lxterminal                    <none>     (no description available)
ii  obconf                        2.0.3-3    Preferences manager for Openbox wi
pn  xarchiver                     <none>     (no description available)

Versions of packages lxde recommends:
ii  chromium-browser [ww 9.0.597.98~r74359-1 Chromium browser
ii  gdm3 [x-display-mana 2.30.5-7            Next generation GNOME Display Mana
ii  hal                  0.5.14-5            Hardware Abstraction Layer
ii  iceweasel [www-brows 3.6.13-2            Web browser based on Firefox
ii  konqueror [www-brows 4:4.4.5-2           advanced file manager, web browser
pn  lxmusic              <none>              (no description available)
ii  lynx-cur [www-browse 2.8.8dev.8-1        Text-mode WWW Browser with NLS sup
ii  menu-xdg             0.5                 freedesktop.org menu compliant win
ii  opera [www-browser]  11.01.1190          A fast and secure web browser and 
ii  policykit-1-gnome    0.99-2              GNOME authentication agent for Pol
ii  w3m [www-browser]    0.5.3-2             WWW browsable pager with excellent
ii  xserver-xorg         1:7.6+4             the X.Org X server

Versions of packages lxde suggests:
pn  lxlauncher                    <none>     (no description available)
pn  lxtask                        <none>     (no description available)

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