./sysutils/hal, FreeDesktop hardware abstraction layer

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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 0.5.14nb24, Package name: hal-0.5.14nb24, Maintainer: pkgsrc-users

What is the point of HAL?

To merge information from various sources such that desktop applications can
locate and use hardware devices. The point is that the exact set of
information to merge varies by device and bus type. In order to do this, we
need to define a format for the information, hence the HAL specification.

We may read some stuff from the hardware itself, then add some info provided
by the kernel, then add some metadata from some systemwide files, then add
some data that has been obtained by the desktop and stored per-user, then
look at some blacklist, and finally we have a complete picture of everything
known about that particular device.

An extra value is that we can do this in an operating system independent way.
Stuff like this is important to the major desktop environments.

MESSAGE.NetBSD [+/-]

Required to run:
[sysutils/dbus-glib] [sysutils/dbus] [misc/pciids] [devel/glib2] [security/policykit] [sysutils/hal-info] [devel/libvolume_id] [misc/usbids]

Required to build:
[pkgtools/cwrappers]

Master sites:

SHA1: a6ec098d78112e18e2773afa5f9ed642b00c4c59
RMD160: 0314dace9512bf49a62bd1556963fc60a6c9caf9
Filesize: 920.854 KB

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   2020-08-31 20:13:29 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (3631) | Package updated
Log message:
*: bump PKGREVISION for perl-5.32.
   2020-05-20 08:09:10 by Roland Illig | Files touched by this commit (52)
Log message:
mark packages that fail with -Werror=char-subscripts

These packages are susceptible to bugs when confronted with non-ASCII
characters.

See https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=94182.

It takes some time to analyze and fix these individually, therefore they
are only marked as "needs work".
   2020-04-29 21:50:02 by Maya Rashish | Files touched by this commit (1)
Log message:
hal: avoid version checking that would've benefitted netbsd<5

(And hurt netbsd>=10)
   2020-03-15 21:28:41 by Tobias Nygren | Files touched by this commit (2)
Log message:
hal: fix build on Linux
   2020-03-08 17:51:54 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (2833)
Log message:
*: recursive bump for libffi
   2019-11-04 22:28:59 by Roland Illig | Files touched by this commit (174)
Log message:
sysutils: align variable assignments

pkglint -Wall -F --only aligned --only indent -r

Manually excluded consolekit and dc-tools since pkglint didn't get the
formatting correct.
   2019-10-03 23:28:46 by Roland Illig | Files touched by this commit (1)
Log message:
sysutils/hal: remove reference to GConf2

option --disable-schemas-install is unknown in all 1 configure scripts
option --with-gconf-schema-file-dir is unknown in all 1 configure scripts
   2019-08-11 15:25:21 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (3557) | Package updated
Log message:
Bump PKGREVISIONs for perl 5.30.0