Avi Greenbury lists at
Thu Oct 10 18:22:24 UTC 2013

sktsee wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Oct 2013 11:12:28 +0200, Oliver Grawert wrote:
>> hal was discontinued 4 years ago, it is completely unmaintained ... if
>> software doesn't get fixes and updates anymore to cope with the changes
>> underneath and around it, you can only carry it along for so long ...
>> hal's functionality was merged into udev back in 2008.
> So how will users play DRM protected content (like Amazon video) with
> adobe flash player if hal isn't installed? It's still listed as a
> prerequisite on Adobe's site:
> playing.html

The bit you need for Adobe is the 'hal' package which is staying for now 
(though not installed by default). The missing package in OP is the hal 

Either way, it would be nice if even Adobe were to pay attention and 
update their software.


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