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Re: [SLE] Is there any real purpose for hald on a server-only system?
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 01 Jul 2006 18:50:22 +0200
  • Message-id: <e8694e$jqc$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Bruce Marshall wrote:

> Well the discussion got me curious and as I said in a previous mail, I
> had shut down haldaemon as an experiment.
> So I thought to myself.... why not boot the server and see what
> happens, But first lets disable HAL so it won't come up at boot time.
> Nope.... here's where you can see what shutting down HAL does....
> All you have to do is to go into YAST2--> System services and try to
> disable HAL. You will get a dialog which tells you what other
> services must also be shut down because they depend on HAL. Many,
> many, of which network, fetchmail, vsftpd, named, cron, xinetd, ssh,
> dhcpd .... ad nauseum....

Interesting experiment - I'm getting tempted to do one myself. I do
wonder where those dependencies came from though - if you check for
init scripts dependent on 'haldaemon' - which is what hald provides -
only 'powersaved', 'sane-dev' and 'network' have such a dependency.

/Per Jessen, Z├╝rich

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