[Mageia-discuss] Vicious problem with missing hal in alpha 1

Renaud (Ron) Olgiati renaud at olgiati-in-paraguay.org
Sat Nov 26 12:24:57 CET 2011

On Saturday 26 Nov 2011 07:59 my mailbox was graced by a message from Juergen 
Harms who wrote:
> When I try to run urpmi (from a console) for installing update packages, 
> urpmi refuses with the message that the hal daemon is not running.
> rpm -q in fact confirms that hal is not installed (I had done a 
> perfectly standard KDE install). Doing "urpmi hal" gives the evident 
> result: it lists 9 packages to be installed (among which is hal) but 
> then fails because the hal daemon is not running.
> That puts a stop to any further testing. Is there a work around that 
> allows to install hal while the hal daemon is not running?

Install the 9 packages with rpm -i ?
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