produced the following error trying to upgrade hal-info:
The following packages will be upgraded:
1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 35.0kB of archives.
After unpacking 60.0kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [y/N] y
Get http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.9/packages/ hal-info 20071212-noarch-1 [35.0kB]...Failed to download: HTTP response code said error
It looks like a repository issue to me.
I'm currently running VL 5.9 Standard with all current patches, kernel 126.96.36.199 (testing kernel) with madwifi driver added.