exo hal dependency

Jean-Philippe Guillemin jp.guillemin at free.fr
Tue Feb 20 18:35:04 CET 2007

Benedikt Meurer wrote:
> Nikolas Arend wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Currently, as I understand it, exo depends on hal 0.5.7 or later to 
>> include hal support. I'm working on Suse 10.1 (which is not so ancient 
>> and has hal 0.5.6) and tried to update hal and all to meet that 
>> requirement. Wasn't funny. I reverted to the vendor provided packages 
>> and had a look at exo-hal. The only thing that seemed to be standing in 
>> the way were new volume types like LIBHAL_VOLUME_DISC_TYPE_BDROM, which 
>> I could just comment out (so they won't be supported but that's ok for 
>> me). Wouldn't it be good to insert some #ifdef HAVE_... to support 
>> "older" versions of hal? Although hal is under heavy development, it's 
>> widely used (but not always with the latest version) and nice to have.
> Feel free to submit a patch. configure.in.in already contains two checks
> for such defines.

I hope that hal won't ever be a mandatory dependency of exo. Hal is 
very, very far from being stable.

Just my 2 cents


>> Just a thought,
>> Nick.
> Benedikt
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