[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#525222: USB devices do not trigger any response from hal - XFCE

Jonathan Hepburn jonathan.hepburn at gmail.com
Sun Apr 26 23:55:59 UTC 2009

On Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 5:18 PM, Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at debian.org> wrote:
> On dim, 2009-04-26 at 13:24 +1000, Jonathan Hepburn wrote:
>> The problem appears to have resolved itself now, after installing
>> consolekit.
>> I suggest that a dependency or suggestion be added to thunar-volman.
> hal already depends on consolekit.
> I'm leaving the bug open until we decide wether it makes sense or not to
> add hal to thunar-volman recommends/dependencies.

That's quite odd. Has Hal been updated recently? I definitely did not
have consolekit installed when I first filed this bug, and Hal had
been working fine. Has consolekit only been added as a dependency in
the testing repositories in the past week or so?

I note that libhal is already a dependency for thunar-volman. My
question as a user is: Is hal required for thunar-volman to automount
drives? If yes, I would vote for adding it as a dependency. If hal is
not required but does add extra features, or is one of several ways
that thunar-volman may enable automounting, I would vote for adding it
as a recommendation. I have in the past sworn at debian developers who
did not add a recommendation, forcing me to sift through google to
discover where my missing functionality was.

As a courtesy to non-developer users, I request erring on the side of
listing a recommendation, but NOT a dependency, which can lead to


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