[Mageia-dev] halectomy and policykitectomy (Re: [changelog] [RPM] cauldron core/release task-obsolete-3-27.mga3)

Olivier Blin mageia at blino.org
Tue Sep 25 11:49:45 CEST 2012

blino <buildsystem-daemon at mageia.org> writes:

> Summary     : Meta package obsoleting old packages
> Description :
> This package is used to obsolete packages that are no longer supported.
> blino <blino> 3-27.mga3:
> + Revision: 297306
> - obsolete hal and hal-info, replaced by udisks and later by udisks2

hal was pulled by:
- sugar: dropped the dep, since sugar is using gio/gvfs
- usb-imagewriter: added a patch from Ubuntu to use udisks instead (no
  udisks2 yet...)
- draksnapshot: fixed a crash when hal was not running (#3032) and
  opened a reminder bug about migration to udisks2 (#7565)

> - obsolete policykit, replaced by polkit

policykit has been replaced by polkit quite some time ago.
We still had a few users:
- python-slip (pulled by sectool, which is used by msec): only a
  requires had to be fixed
- hal: taken care of above

So, both hal and policykit are now obsoleted by task-obsolete.

I guess policykit could be made obsolete by the polkit package instead,
but hal has no real full replacement, so the obsolete tag can belong to

Should we explicitely obsolete the library packages as well or should we
let them be handled by the orphans feature of urpme?

Next step will be udisksectomy! (udisks1)

Olivier Blin - blino

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