Bug 209532

Summary: x11/gdm: Unclear hald dependency
Product: Ports & Packages Reporter: Kevin Zheng <kevinz5000>
Component: Individual Port(s)Assignee: freebsd-gnome (Nobody) <gnome>
Status: New ---    
Severity: Affects Only Me CC: kwm, w.schwarzenfeld
Priority: --- Flags: bugzilla: maintainer-feedback? (gnome)
Version: Latest   
Hardware: Any   
OS: Any   
See Also: https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=233087

Description Kevin Zheng 2016-05-16 00:04:38 UTC
x11/gdm no longer has a direct dependency on hald. It is no longer clear whether starting gdm is contingent on starting hald. Note that hald is required for the existing gdm rc.d script, or gdm will loop for 60 seconds before starting looking for hal devices using `lshal`.

If hald is indeed still a dependency the REQUIRE line needs to be updated. Otherwise, hal should be removed.
Comment 1 Kevin Zheng 2017-06-20 23:47:37 UTC
Any updates on the hal dependency for the rc.d script?
Comment 2 Walter Schwarzenfeld freebsd_triage 2018-02-20 06:40:47 UTC
Comment 3 Koop Mast freebsd_committer 2018-05-14 19:05:25 UTC
Just a headup, I will take a look at this while I work on the GNOME update, which is almost done.