[Wine] Re: How to access optical drive (cd, dvd)?

Wintershade wineforum-user at winehq.org
Wed Mar 23 03:46:25 CDT 2011

Bryan Baldwin wrote:
> Archlinux did not abandon HAL.
> $ yaourt -Ss hal
> extra/hal 0.5.14-6 [installed]
> Hardware Abstraction Layer

Yes, alright, it did not abandon HAL, however I'm not getting the same HAL functionality as I had before. The HAL policies I've used before simply don't work anymore. I've had my own HAL policy for mounting optical discs under /media/disc, as I've described on Arch bbs (https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=91450).

Also, ArchWiki says about HAL (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/HAL)...

ArchWiki wrote:
> HAL functions largely overlap with udev and kernelspace functionality. Therefore, HAL has become deprecated in favor of udev and is no longer developed. Currently, a small number of programs still rely on and use HAL, though development is heading toward utilizing udev as a replacement in the near future.

So it's not really abandoned in it's full sense, but it's become deprecated, and it will soon be replaced by udev. Just like it has been on, for example, Ubuntu and openSUSE.

I have a bad feeling that I'm doing something completely wrong, but I just can't figure out what :(

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