Hal-0.5.14 woes.//fixed

lI lux-integ at btconnect.com
Mon Jul 19 13:11:06 PDT 2010


On Monday 19 July 2010 15:37:06 lI wrote:
> On Monday 19 July 2010 08:32:48 Simon Geard wrote:
> > On Sun, 2010-07-18 at 22:01 +0100, lI wrote:
> > > (b) with /usr/sbin/hald --daemon=yes --verbose=yes
> >
> > Try running it from a terminal with --daemon=no, and see if you get any
> > interesting messages produced.
> 
> yes loads.  By the way by setup is x86_64  non-multilib (64-bit only)
> 
> 
> So far I tried the following:-
> 
> 
> -----------A)re-created  haldaemon user and group I did not include this:-
> 
> || [ $? == 9 ]   (originally I  I used the blfs instruction for hal-0.5.13
> 
> which djid not include this.
> 
> --------B) redid the install with hal-0.5.13 .  (each time I removed the
>  old version including the boot-script in /etc/init.d and the links in the
>  rc.d's) plus all the stuff for hal
> 
> 
> same result.
> 
> 
> and /var/log/syslog is not much help.  It just says
> ........starting the HAL daemon  ......[FAIL]
> everything  else is running d-bus, autofs, random-number-generator etc
> 
> ---------------------
> I am using   hal with hal-info-20091130.tar.gz  (as per the blfs book)
>   and I have autofs.  I am wondering if these are the problems?
> 
> When I did the re-install I dug    all the stuff out for hal  but was
>  unsure where the stuff for  hal-info-20091130  was  (though I removed
>  /user share/hal ).  Is this  where it leaves stuff?
> 
> --------------------
> 
> thanks for the advice  and others you might think of will be appreciated.
>

I had these  switches in the configure script
--with-{pci/usb}.ids=/usr  (which should have been /usr/share).  hal now 
starts.



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