Re: Bug#624398: xserver-xorg: postinst script wants to invoke-rc.d hal on GNU/kFreeBSD, but there is no more /etc/init.d/hal
severity 624398 grave
Could at least HAL be disabled untill GNU/kFreeBSD can use it (if ever) or
untill a replacement is found?
Debian GNU/Hurd is currently using a HAL-less X server. I don't know the
exact drawbacks, but it can't be worse than what we have now.
There's been some discussion  into finding a proper replacement for
HAL, but this isn't the kind of thing that can be done in a rush.
Cooperation with upstream is highly desireable, almost mandatory,
and as of now there isn't even a clear design on what needs to be
 E.g. see http://lists.debian.org/debian-bsd/2011/02/msg00173.html