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Month: June 2014

dependency to deprecated hal package

From: Stefan Endrullis <stefan@...>
Date: Sun, 08 Jun 2014 09:19:20 +0200

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu trusty and discovered some problems with hal.  I read that hal is deprecated and that I have to purge the package in order to get rid of the problems.

Unfortunately kdebase-kio-plugins-trinity depends on hal, because of some hotplug/automount features

I could easily give up on the hotplug/automount feature.  But kdebase-kio-plugins-trinity contains also the protocol support for ftp, http, ... - essential parts of trinity.

What's the future of this package?

Is it possible to convert the "strong dependency" to hal into a "package suggestion" and to eventually implement some fallback strategies if hal is not available (just deactivating all hal features)?