Debian Bug report logs - #599020
Disable hal support

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Package: libgnomevfs2-0; Maintainer for libgnomevfs2-0 is Josselin Mouette <>; Source for libgnomevfs2-0 is src:gnome-vfs.

Reported by: Michael Biebl <>

Date: Sun, 3 Oct 2010 20:27:02 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in version gnome-vfs/1:2.24.3-1

Fixed in version gnome-vfs/1:2.24.3-2

Done: Michael Biebl <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to, Josselin Mouette <>:
Bug#599020; Package libgnomevfs2-0. (Sun, 03 Oct 2010 20:27:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Michael Biebl <>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Josselin Mouette <>. (Sun, 03 Oct 2010 20:27:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Michael Biebl <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: Disable hal support
Date: Sun, 03 Oct 2010 22:23:25 +0200
Package: libgnomevfs2-0
Version: 1:2.24.3-1
Severity: normal
Usertags: halectomy

gnome-vfs has a configure switch which allows to disable hal support.
libgnomevfs is (one of) the last package(s) in a default Debian GNOME
installation which still depends on libhal.

As soon as development of wheezy opens, we should drop hal support so we
can identify affected, legacy apps.
(Joss suggested to grep for gnome_vfs_volume_monitor in ELF binaries).

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (200, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.utf8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages libgnomevfs2-0 depends on:
ii  dbus                    1.4.0-1          simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libacl1                 2.2.49-4         Access control list shared library
ii  libavahi-client3        0.6.27-2         Avahi client library
ii  libavahi-common3        0.6.27-2         Avahi common library
ii  libavahi-glib1          0.6.27-2         Avahi glib integration library
ii  libc6                   2.11.2-6         Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libdbus-1-3             1.4.0-1          simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2        0.88-2           simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libgamin0 [libfam0]     0.1.10-2+b1      Client library for the gamin file 
ii  libgconf2-4             2.28.1-4         GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglib2.0-0            2.26.0-1         The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnomevfs2-common     1:2.24.3-1       GNOME Virtual File System (common 
ii  libgnutls26             2.8.6-1          the GNU TLS library - runtime libr
ii  libselinux1             2.0.96-1         SELinux runtime shared libraries
ii  libxml2                 2.7.7.dfsg-4     GNOME XML library
ii  zlib1g                  1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages libgnomevfs2-0 recommends:
ii  dbus-x11                      1.4.0-1    simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libgnomevfs2-extra            1:2.24.3-2 GNOME Virtual File System (extra m

Versions of packages libgnomevfs2-0 suggests:
pn  fam                           <none>     (no description available)
pn  libgnomevfs2-bin              <none>     (no description available)

-- no debconf information

Information forwarded to, Josselin Mouette <>:
Bug#599020; Package libgnomevfs2-0. (Sat, 09 Oct 2010 12:54:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Josselin Mouette <>. (Sat, 09 Oct 2010 12:54:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Josselin Mouette <>
To: Michael Biebl <>,
Subject: Re: Bug#599020: Disable hal support
Date: Sat, 09 Oct 2010 14:50:55 +0200
[Message part 1 (text/plain, inline)]
Le dimanche 03 octobre 2010 à 22:23 +0200, Michael Biebl a écrit : 
> As soon as development of wheezy opens, we should drop hal support so we
> can identify affected, legacy apps.
> (Joss suggested to grep for gnome_vfs_volume_monitor in ELF binaries).

Here is the list:

- Rdeps affected (there might be false positives):
   + awn-applets-python-core
   + hotwire
   + revelation
   + screenlets
- Rdeps affected:
   + docky
   + f-spot
   + gnome-do-plugins
- No rdeps affected
- No rdeps, should go away
- Nothing depends on it
- Should go away, there’s a gio alternative
- No rdeps affected

 .''`.      Josselin Mouette
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  `-    […] I will see what I can do for you.”  -- Jörg Schilling
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Reply sent to Michael Biebl <>:
You have taken responsibility. (Mon, 07 Feb 2011 23:36:13 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Michael Biebl <>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Mon, 07 Feb 2011 23:36:13 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #15 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Michael Biebl <>
Subject: Bug#599020: fixed in gnome-vfs 1:2.24.3-2
Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2011 23:33:37 +0000
Source: gnome-vfs
Source-Version: 1:2.24.3-2

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
gnome-vfs, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to main/g/gnome-vfs/gnome-vfs_2.24.3-2.diff.gz
  to main/g/gnome-vfs/gnome-vfs_2.24.3-2.dsc
  to main/g/gnome-vfs/libgnomevfs2-0-dbg_2.24.3-2_i386.deb
  to main/g/gnome-vfs/libgnomevfs2-0_2.24.3-2_i386.deb
  to main/g/gnome-vfs/libgnomevfs2-bin_2.24.3-2_i386.deb
  to main/g/gnome-vfs/libgnomevfs2-common_2.24.3-2_all.deb
  to main/g/gnome-vfs/libgnomevfs2-dev_2.24.3-2_i386.deb
  to main/g/gnome-vfs/libgnomevfs2-extra_2.24.3-2_i386.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Michael Biebl <> (supplier of updated gnome-vfs package)

(This message was generated automatically at their request; if you
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Format: 1.8
Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2011 23:44:16 +0100
Source: gnome-vfs
Binary: libgnomevfs2-common libgnomevfs2-0 libgnomevfs2-bin libgnomevfs2-extra libgnomevfs2-0-dbg libgnomevfs2-dev
Architecture: source all i386
Version: 1:2.24.3-2
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Josselin Mouette <>
Changed-By: Michael Biebl <>
 libgnomevfs2-0 - GNOME Virtual File System (runtime libraries)
 libgnomevfs2-0-dbg - GNOME Virtual File System (debugging libraries)
 libgnomevfs2-bin - GNOME Virtual File System (support binaries)
 libgnomevfs2-common - GNOME Virtual File System (common files)
 libgnomevfs2-dev - GNOME Virtual File System library (development files)
 libgnomevfs2-extra - GNOME Virtual File System (extra modules)
Closes: 587877 599020
 gnome-vfs (1:2.24.3-2) unstable; urgency=low
   [ Emilio Pozuelo Monfort ]
   * debian/control: Move the library to section oldlibs.
   [ Josselin Mouette ]
   * Smbclient, HAL and Avahi are available on all architectures, require
     them unconditionally.
   * Drop type-handling usage. Closes: #587877.
   * Bump standards version accordingly.
   [ Michael Biebl ]
   * Disable HAL support. Closes: #599020
     This will make gnome-vfs fall back to good old /etc/mtab, which is good
     enough for legacy applications which still actually use the deprecated
   * Make samba and avahi configure flags not arch specific.
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