Is 'hal' no more a dependency of xorg

John Marino dragonflybsd at
Sun May 11 03:20:08 PDT 2014

On 5/11/2014 12:15, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
>>> After installing 'xorg' package with its dependencies I had to install
>>> 'hal' separately.
>> It's intentional.  We don't want HAL as an dependency for xorg by
> great. in FreeBSD ports it is selectable by config options. and i always
> turn it off.
> Anyway - lot of X dependent packages still includes hal even if i don't
> want it.
> Still no idea how it is in dragonfly - i am still FreeBSD user.

We've turned off HAL by default on the ports that allows this
possibility.  The xorg-server HAL option has returned but it's off by
default, and UDEV option is on by default per recommendation by bapt.


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