[Pkg-utopia-maintainers] Bug#493204: Hal daemon doesn't start as a daemon

El-Amine BENKIRANE elamine.benkirane at gmail.com
Fri Aug 1 09:33:49 UTC 2008

Package: hal
Version: 0.5.11-2

When we start hal (/usr/sbin/hald) he doesn't start as a daemon, even
with --daemon=yes

aspire:/home/amine# hald --daemon=yes --verbose=yes
11:27:05.532 [I] hald.c:669: hal 0.5.11
11:27:05.532 [I] hald.c:678: Will daemonize
11:27:05.532 [I] hald.c:679: Becoming a daemon

-> the software doesn't give back the shell

It brings trouble with start-stop-daemon, and so break the upgrade of
hal paquet (since it want to restart hal : /etc/init.d/hal start
doesn't fork, so aptitude stay blocked).

If we try to start without dameon mode, hald crash :
aspire:/home/amine# hald --daemon=no --verbose=yes
11:20:35.712 [I] hald.c:669: hal 0.5.11
11:20:35.712 [I] hald.c:734: Will not daemonize
11:20:35.712 [I] hald_dbus.c:5381: local server is listening at
Runner started - allowed paths are '/usr/lib/hal:/usr/lib/hal/scripts:/usr/bin'
11:20:35.715 [I] hald_runner.c:301: Runner has pid 24779
11:20:35.715 [I] hald_runner.c:182: runner connection is 0x809d7d0
hald: symbol lookup error: hald: undefined symbol: g_once_init_enter_impl
aspire:/home/amine# whereis hald
hald: /usr/sbin/hald /usr/share/man/man8/hald.8.gz

I'm using a debian lenny
aspire:/home/amine# uname -a
Linux aspire 2.6.24-1-686 #1 SMP Thu May 8 02:16:39 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux

aspire:/home/amine# dpkg -s libc6 | grep ^Version
Version: 2.7-10


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