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Old 12-02-2013, 06:28 AM   #16
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Perhaps you want a package for this?

https://github.com/cshorler/hal-flash/
 
Old 12-02-2013, 06:40 AM   #17
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Perhaps you want a package for this?

https://github.com/cshorler/hal-flash/
If someone submit a tested SlackBuild to SBo for that and it works fine, why not?
 
Old 12-02-2013, 12:50 PM   #18
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If someone submit a tested SlackBuild to SBo for that and it works fine, why not?
Done. ;-)
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Old 12-02-2013, 01:24 PM   #19
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Great stuff guys! Thank you - just what was needed. If the above mentioned online video providers drop their use of HAL at some point, it can always be removed from SBo on future iterations.
 
Old 12-02-2013, 08:22 PM   #20
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HAL is obsolete by Linux standards but it's still a universal UNIX standard piece of software. I actually think an SBo might be a good idea to keep it at least maintained.

I actually still install and build against the full HAL package on LFS. You'll need the latest version of HAL 0.5.14 and these patches I think to build against video4linux2, or block it.

I think Gentoo and OpenSUSE still has a list of patches for HAL.

https://github.com/dang/hal-patches/tree/master/patches

https://build.opensuse.org/package/s...SE:Dropped/hal

I also posted this link a while back for a patch too:

https://launchpadlibrarian.net/64645...buntu1.debdiff

I got it to build with some work.

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Old 12-04-2013, 10:37 PM   #21
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It's approved in SBo and waiting to be merged into master
http://slackbuilds.org/cgit/slackbui...7e77ed6d6a0a7b
 
Old 12-04-2013, 11:35 PM   #22
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VMware still requires hald (the full implementation, not a stub library). So I think having a "hal-flash" isn't a good idea.
 
Old 12-05-2013, 01:01 AM   #23
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i guess hal-flash is for another purpose and probably someone will push hal to SBo
 
Old 12-05-2013, 02:31 AM   #24
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VMware still requires hald (the full implementation, not a stub library). So I think having a "hal-flash" isn't a good idea.
I see Arch have hal in the AUR. Looks like quite a few apps still require it.
 
Old 12-05-2013, 04:04 AM   #25
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Yeah we need to get this into an SBo. HAL needs to be maintained. DeviceKit and udev simply can not provide what HAL can.
 
Old 12-05-2013, 04:16 AM   #26
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Interestingly, the Slackware 14.1 /etc/rc.d/rc.M file still has the stanza...
Code:
# Start HAL:
if [ -x /etc/rc.d/rc.hald ]; then
  sh /etc/rc.d/rc.hald start
fi
...in it.
 
Old 12-05-2013, 05:47 AM   #27
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if [ -x /etc/rc.d/rc.hald ]; then
Defensive coding ftw
 
  


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