On Tue, 2004-12-07 at 17:38 -0600, Lindsay Haisley wrote:
> > Do you have "hal" in your USE and have you done an "rc-update add hald
> > default"?
> > I'm pretty sure that this will solve it as Gnome has gone to using
> > hald/dbus for most of their detections.
> OK, thanks. I'll reasearch this. I should note, however, that 'hal' isn't
> listed in /usr/portage/profiles/use.desc (last update, Nov. 29) which
> someone should perhaps look into. I don't have hal on the system, but will
> install it.
Actually, it should be in /usr/portage/profiles/use.local.desc, and it
affects 4 packages, which I tend to think is enough to warrant it being
added as a global USE flag.
> If I add 'hal' to my USE list, how much of gnome am I going to have to
> rebuild to get this working?
3 or 4 packages.
> If gnome now depends on hal and dbus for detections, perhaps the relevant
> gnome ebuilds should contain dependencies to these. I know nothing about
> these packages, but that's nothing new. Gnome, Gentoo and other systems
> move so fast that every couple of weeks I have to go back to school ;-)
Well, they aren't "required" for Gnome to work, which is probably why
they are enabled by USE flags. Again, I'm not a Gnome developer, so I
am sure someone from the Gnome team would be able to tell you more
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